New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
book cover of The White Mirror

The White Mirror

(2016)
(The second book in the Li Du series)
A novel by

 
 
In The White Mirror, the follow-up to Elsa Hart's critically acclaimed debut, Jade Dragon Mountain, Li Du, an imperial librarian and former exile in 18th century China, is now an independent traveler. He is journeying with a trade caravan bound for Lhasa when a detour brings them to a valley hidden between mountain passes. On the icy planks of a wooden bridge, a monk sits in contemplation. Closer inspection reveals that the monk is dead, apparently of a self-inflicted wound. His robes are rent, revealing a strange symbol painted on his chest.

When the rain turns to snow, the caravan is forced to seek hospitality from the local lord while they wait for the storm to pass. The dead monk, Li Du soon learns, was a reclusive painter. According to the family, his bizarre suicide is not surprising, given his obsession with the demon world. But Li Du is convinced that all is not as it seems. Why did the caravan leader detour to this particular valley? Why does the lord's heir sleep in the barn like a servant? And who is the mysterious woman traveling through the mountain wilds?

Trapped in the snow, surrounded by secrets and an unexplained grief that haunts the manor, Li Du cannot distract himself from memories he's tried to leave behind. As he discovers irrefutable evidence of the painter's murder and pieces together the dark circumstances of his death, Li Du must face the reason he will not go home and, ultimately, the reason why he must.

Genre: Historical Mystery    

Similar Books by other authors...

thumb
The Crowded Grave
(Bruno, Chief of Police Investigation, book 4)
Martin Walker
thumb
The Bookseller's Tale
(Oxford Medieval Mysteries, book 1)
Ann Swinfen

Used availability for Elsa Hart's The White Mirror

Hardback Editions

January 2017 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The White Mirror (Li Du Novels)
Author(s): Elsa Hart
ISBN: 1-4104-9537-X / 978-1-4104-9537-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr (Largeprint)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2016 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The White Mirror: A Mystery (Li Du Novels)
Author(s): Elsa Hart
ISBN: 1-250-07496-7 / 978-1-250-07496-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

July 2017 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The White Mirror: A Mystery (Li Du Novels)
Author(s): Elsa Hart
ISBN: 1-250-07497-5 / 978-1-250-07497-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

August 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: The White Mirror: A Mystery
Author(s): Elsa Hart
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: The White Mirror: A Mystery
Author(s): Elsa Hart
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The White Mirror: A Mystery (Li Du Novels)
Author(s): Elsa Hart
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA