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I usually don't read mysteries, but I had recently purchased another one of the Sano Ichiro books. I lent it to a friend while I was reading another story, and she gave it high... Read morePublished on March 14 2003
I liked this book, in fact I liked it alot. I wish I could give it an A but I can't. It isn't strong enough to merit it. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2003
Sano Ichiro, the Japanese shogun's (ruler's) official investigator, has "an inquisitive spirit and a talent for uncovering truth. Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2003 by tertius3
This wonderful book immerses the reader once again into feudal Japan, where the unconventional investigator Sano Ichiro must solve a series of horrible crimes while dodging the... Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2003 by subgrav
Laura is a good writer...and seems to improve a little each book. Despite this being the second book in the series, I believe it is her best: (her writing style has improved in... Read morePublished on July 29 2002 by Sensei Scott
I have to say that I was disappointed in this book after reading all the wonderful reviews the publisher reprinted inside my copy. Read morePublished on June 13 2002 by kallan
After reading the first book in this series, 'Shinju', I was expecting a little bit of a letdown -- I didn't think this book would be as good; after all, it's hard to be inventive... Read morePublished on May 19 2002 by Tracy Davis
I admit I approached this book prepared for a little disappointment. Ms. Rowland's 'Shinju' was a lot of fun to read, I liked the main characters and all in all it set a pretty... Read morePublished on May 15 2002 by gtoherder