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Shinjū

Rowland, Laura Joh (Book - 2001 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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In 17th Century Japan, Sano Ichiro, senior police commander, investigates the death of a noblewoman and a peasant who drowned in a river tied to each other. Officials say a love-suicide, but Ichiro says murder and sees a suspect in the royal family--for which he is fired. But he doesn't give up.
Authors: Rowland, Laura Joh
Title: Shinjū
Publisher: New York : Harper Torch, 2001, c1994
Characteristics: 437 p. ;,18 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Laura Joh Rowland
Summary: In 17th Century Japan, Sano Ichiro, senior police commander, investigates the death of a noblewoman and a peasant who drowned in a river tied to each other. Officials say a love-suicide, but Ichiro says murder and sees a suspect in the royal family--for which he is fired. But he doesn't give up.
ISBN: 9780061009501
0061009504
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY ROWLAND 2001
Subject Headings: Sano, Ichirō (Fictitious character) Fiction Japan History Genroku period, 1688-1704 Fiction Tokyo (Japan) History Fiction Police Japan Tokyo Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Sano, Ichirō (Fictitious character)
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Japan: In the 17th century, Sano Ichiro, senior police commander, investigates the death of a noblewoman and a peasant who drowned in a river tied to each other.


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Jul 29, 2012
  • Roundcat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Whoopee! I have a new favorite mystery series. The son of a poor samurai, Sano Ichiro is well educated in history and martial arts. He is also honest, altruistic and good at problem solving. Unfortunately, he's stuck in a bureaucracy that values none of these virtues. He does, however, manage to solve the mystery, fight off a plethora of bad guys, and win a promotion to detective for the Shogun. Since maintaining the power of the Shogun will require constant vigilance to outwit those plotting against him, this promises to keep Sano Ichiro very busy. I have checked the next book, Bundori, out of the library. What fun!

Jan 07, 2011
  • Lankim rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sano Ichiro is the son of a Samurai. The series tells of Sano's journey from lowly foot patrol to chief inspector. Along the way he meets and befriends outcasts, encounters many roadblocks, challenges, class bias, and jealous foes. I enjoy reading all of The Sano Ichiro detective series by Ms. Rowland. Reading her books brings me back to my childhood. Reading her books is like watching those old Japanese samurai/detective t.v. Series in my head.

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