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The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria (Mass Market Paperbound)

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In feudal Japan, passion and secrets lead to murder. . .

From A Remote, Exotic World. . .
Sano Ichiro, Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People, awakens from a turbulent dream into a real-life nightmare. Lord Matsudaira Mitsuyoshi, the shogun's cousin and heir, has been murdered after a night of debauchery in the city's pleasure quarter...

Comes A Danger All Too Close To Home. . .
The matter requires Sano's personal attention-more personal than Sano at first imagines. For he soon discovers that Mitsuyoshi's companion for the evening was none other than the alluring Lady Wisteria, a woman whom Sano himself once knew intimately before he was married to his beloved wife, Reiko. But the memory of Wisteria still stirs him, and it is with both dismay and relief that he learns she has vanished along with her pillow book, a diary that may contain valuable clues. The circumstances trouble him, as does the possibility that he and Wisteria might meet again with dangerous consequences. . .

In "The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria," Laura Joh Rowland once again has written a book in which "an exotic setting, seventeenth-century Japan, and a splendid mystery...make for grand entertainment" ("New York Daily News").

About the Author

Laura Joh Rowland is the granddaughter of Chinese and Korean immigrants. She grew up in Michigan and was educated at the University of Michigan, where she graduated with a B.S. in microbiology and a master's degree in public health. She lives in New Orleans with her husband, Marty, and their three cats. Her previous novels include "Black Lotus," "The Samurai's Wife, The Concubine's Tattoo, "and "Shinju," all of which feature the samurai-detective Sano Ichiro.

Praise For…

"Like the big, sprawling novels of James Clavell, the Sano Ichiro mysteries are full of captivating detail, with lively characters and solid stories."

"Delicate prose and a plot full of the overtones and undercurrents that shade real life push Rowland's latest historical beyond the standard whodunit."
--Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312983789
ISBN-10: 0312983786
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: April 14th, 2003
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Sano Ichiro Mysteries