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SHINJU

Rowland, Laura Joh.

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ISBN 10: 0679434224 / ISBN 13: 9780679434221
Published by Random House., NY:, 1994
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Author's first novel. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 22174

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Title: SHINJU

Publisher: Random House., NY:

Publication Date: 1994

Edition: 1st edition

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In seventeenth-century Japan, Sano, a teacher and detective, investigates the ritual ""suicide"" drownings of a peasant and a noblewoman, supposed star-crossed lovers, and uncovers an intricate plot of political intrigue and murder. A first novel. 50,000 first printing.

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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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