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The Concubine's Tattoo

Rowland, Laura Joh

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ISBN 10: 0312192525 / ISBN 13: 9780312192525
Published by St. Martin's Press December 1998, 1998
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Title: The Concubine's Tattoo

Publisher: St. Martin's Press December 1998

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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When a young concubine is murdered by poisoned tattoo ink, Sano, the shogun's investigator, begins his search for the killer, but his investigation brings him to the forbidden world of the shogun's women, in a mystery set in seventeenth-century Japan

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Praise for Laura Joh Rowland:

"Rowland is a sturdy, persuasive storyteller, and will worth keeping an eye on." --Washington Post Book World on Shinju

"This impressive first novel features a plot that's perfectly adapted to it historical background: Sano's growing fear of humiliation and dishonor comes across more keenly than any other contemporary setting would allow." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Shinju

"An appealing character in a fascinating setting in a book enhanced by creative plotting and highly professional writing." --Washington Times on Bundori

"Bundori is one of those mysteries in which the itch to find out whodunit recedes before the pleasures of prowling through a different world." --Washington Post Book World

"It's a fascinating, detailed, colorful, and addictive world that Rowland has created for her detective--and for her readers. The lines are as fine as those on a scroll--each beautiful on its own, together creating an intricately patterned whole." --The Times-Picayune on The Way of the Traitor

"Like Umberto Eco's classic, The Name of the Rose, Rowland's novel is an excellent whodunit. Highly recommended for all mystery fans." --Booklist on The Way of the Traitor

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