The Fire Kimono

A Novel

Sano Ichiro Novels (Volume 13)

Laura Joh Rowland

Minotaur Books

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Japan, March 1700. The strife between Sano Ichiro, the samurai detective who has risen to power in the shogun's court, and his enemies has escalated to the brink of war.

When a long-buried skeleton with mysterious links to the shogun suddenly comes to light, Sano and his wife, Reiko, who defies social conventions by joining in his investigations, must confront dangerous secrets. What was Sano's own mother doing on the night when a burning kimono ignited a blaze that nearly destroyed the city? The shogun gives Sano and Reiko just three days to find out--or risk losing not only their position at court but their families' lives.

The Fire Kimono is another dazzling historical mystery from Laura Joh Rowland.

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"Pure entertainment...it takes us to an exotic time and place and overwhelms us with intrigue, romance, adventure and frequent bloodshed" --The Washington Post

"Outstanding...Rowland has given her hero his greatest challenge yet in this suspenseful look at feudal Japan." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"An exciting and enthralling story set in a vividly rendered setting. I was captured by it from the moment a Shinto priest, buffeted by winds, his robe flapping 'like a swan in mad flight,' discovers those buried remains heaved from the earth." --The Boston Globe

"The historic setting is mesmerizing. Great escape fiction.” --Kirkus Reviews

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Laura Joh Rowland

LAURA JOH ROWLAND is the author of twelve previous Sano Ichiro thrillers, including The Snow Empress, which Publishers Weekly chose as one of the Best Mysteries of 2007. She lives in New Orleans.

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The Fire Kimono
A Novel
Laura Joh Rowland

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
September 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312588861
ISBN10: 0312588860
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$14.99

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Minotaur Books
November 2008
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ISBN: 9781429945318
ISBN10: 1429945311
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$9.99
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