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Laura Joh Rowland



Laura Joh Rowland came to writing by accident, having first gained a degree in microbiology and a masters in public health, and then working as a chemist and microbiologist. She is the author of more than a dozen acclaimed murder mysteries,
particularly the Sano Ichiro series set in feudal Japan and featuring samurai detective Sano Ichiro.

The granddaughter of Chinese and Korean immigrants, Laura Joh Rowland grew up in Michigan and now lives in New Orleans.

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The Concubine's Tattoo

Laura Joh Rowland
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Laura Joh Rowland

Amid the political machinations of feudal Japan, Sano faces a daunting, complex investigation.Twenty months spent as the shogun's most honourable investigator of events, situations and people have left Sano weary. He looks forward to the comforts of his arranged marriage and month's holiday to celebrate the union with his new wife. However, the death of the shogun's favourite concubine interrupts the couple's wedding ceremony as Sano is recalled to perform his duty.After Sano traces the cause of Lady Harume's death to a self-inflicted tattoo, his must travel into the cloistered world of the shogun's women to untangle the complicated web of Harume's lovers, rivals and troubled past, and identify her killer.

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Black Lotus

Laura Joh Rowland
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Laura Joh Rowland
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The Cloud Pavilion

Laura Joh Rowland
Authors:
Laura Joh Rowland
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Way of the Traitor

Laura Joh Rowland
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Laura Joh Rowland
Constable

Bundori

Laura Joh Rowland
Authors:
Laura Joh Rowland

Brutal murders linked to an ancient betrayal send late 17th-century Tokyo into a panic. They also spell big trouble for the Shogun's special investigator, Sano Ichiro, in this sequel to Rowland's first novel, Shinju. The killings are made known when the severed heads of the victims are put on public display, in the manner of an ancient custom known as bundori, or war trophy. The victims are descendants of warriors who, more than a century earlier, were involved in the murder of a powerful warlord. As the killings continue, Sano, though hampered in his investigation by his devotion to the warrior-code of bushido and its precepts of silent obedience and service, suspects three of the most powerful men in the Shogunate, including Chamberlain Yanagisawa. Also complicating Sano's quest for the truth is a female ninja in Yanagisawa's power; aiding it are an eager young officer in the Tokyo police and a quirky old morgue attendant.

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Shinju

Laura Joh Rowland
Authors:
Laura Joh Rowland