on 10 February 2008
the fourth historical mystery starring the Samurai Detective Sano, continues in the tradition of providing readers with entertaining novels. The who-done-it is cleverly designed and the lead couple is a fascinating duo working as a team over Sano's objections. However, what makes talented author Laura Joh Rowland's novel a jubilation for historical fans is the resplendent descriptions of Feudal Japan that makes the audience feel they are visiting the island in the late seventeenth century.
on 8 July 2013
Am working my way through the Sano Ichiro Mysteries. Lots of mystery, tension, scrapes to get out of, and a powerful evil enemy - all in Japanese costume and culture, Generally keeps up the pace, too. Would recommend.