Laura Joh Rowland - Sano Ichiro

I ran the Mensa Feudal Japan group for over 10 years, and have loved the Japanese culture since childhood. I naturally was thrilled when I found out that Laura Joh Rowland had written a mystery series based in Japan of 1690! This is the period of "peace" for the Japanese - it's after the large civil wars covered much of the land, but before they opened up their borders to outsiders. It's a fascinating time in which to set mystery stories.

Shinju
Bundori
The Way of the Traitor
The Concubine's Tattoo
The Samurai's Wife
Black Lotus
The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria
The Dragon King's Palace
The Perfumed Sleeve
The Assassin's Touch

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