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Laura Joh Rowland

USA flag (1954 - )

Laura Joh Rowland is a detective/mystery author best known for her series of mystery novels set in the late days of feudal Japan, mostly in Edo during the late 1600s. Rowland takes some licence with known figures, creating fictionalised versions of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi and Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu. Objective historical details, however, are credibly accurate.
Laura Joh Rowland recommends
The Salaryman's Wife (2000)
(Rei Shimura, book 1)
Sujata Massey
"A witty, perceptive take on how contemporary society clashes with traditional culture in modern Japan. Rei Shimura, the irreverent, likable Japanese-American heroine, straddles East and West with aplomb. I enjoyed her adventures and hope there will be more of them."
What Angels Fear (2005)
(Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery, book 1)
C S Harris
"A masterful blend of history and suspense, character and plot, imagination and classic mystery. A thoroughly intriguing, enjoyable read."

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