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Laura Joh Rowland

3.81 of 5 Votes: 3
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Books by Laura Joh Rowland
The Incense Game (2012)
language
English
series
3.79 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I ordered this book due to a recommendation of new mysteries either on Oprah or B&N. What a disappointment. after putting my rating on Goodreads, I saw the book was #16 in a series on the detective Sano. I will not be reading the 15 before this or the 17th. one of my difficul...
The Shogun's Daughter (2013)
language
English
series
3.69 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I have enjoyed all Rowland's Sano Ichiro books, set in feudal Japan, and this one was no exception. It captures the rebuilding period after an earthquake devestates Edo, and uses it as the setting in which Sano investigates the death of the Shogun's daughter, surrounded by the in...
The Cloud Pavilion (2009)
language
English
series
3.85 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Rowland's many books centered on 16th century Japan are always spellbinding. This time Sano, a chamberlain of the shogun is called upon to investigate crimes against women. The author explains the various twists and turns of the plot in such a way that one never loses sight of ...
The Fire Kimono (2008)
language
English
series
3.83 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Once again I was transported into a completely different era full of conflict, wars, the need to maintain the family honor and the mystery of a long ago death. That death somehow has a connection to a Kimono that brought death to various young serving girls. And it's that mystery...
Cloud Pavilion (2009)
language
English
series
3.84 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I enjoyed this book, but then I have enjoyed all of Rowland's Sano Ichiro series. This series of stories are an intriguing mix of crime detection, political intrigue and the ins and outs of Japanese culture at the end of the 1600s. All these elements come together well in "The Cl...
The Ronin's Mistress (2011)
language
English
series
3.89 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Laura Joh Rowland delivers yet another excellent book in the Sano Ichiro series. This time she uses the story of the 47 Ronin as the basis for this book - adding her own little twists and turns - and the results are wonderful. She has grown tremendously as a writer from her ea...
Der Feuerkimono Sano Ichirōs Dreizehnter Fall (2010)
language
English
series
3.83 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I lived in Japan for 5 months once. Even though the author claims to be the grandchild of Korean and Chinese immigrants, I still feel like this book is a very Americanized recreation of Judge Dee stories. There are many things historically accurate about this book; Tokugawa refer...
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