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The Fire Kimono

(2008)
(Book 13 in the Sano Ichiro series)
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Japan, March 1700. Near a Shinto shrine in the hills, a windstorm knocks down a tree to uncover a human skeleton, long buried and forgotten. Meanwhile, in the nearby city of Edo, troops ambush and attack Lady Reiko, the wife of Sano Ichiro, the samurai detective who has risen to power and influence in the shogun's court. The troops who attacked Reiko appear to belong to Sano's fiercest enemy, Lord Matsudaira, who denies all responsibility. But if the rivals are not to blame for each other's misfortune, who is?

Just as Sano's strife with Matsudaira begins to escalate to the brink of war, the shogun orders Sano to investigate the origins of the mysterious skeleton, buried with swords that identify it as belonging to the shogun's cousin, who disappeared forty years earlier on the night that a cursed kimono touched off a fire that nearly destroyed the city.

Suddenly, Sano and Reiko are forced to confront dangerous, long-buried secrets that expose Sano's own mother as the possible culprit. The shogun gives Sano and Reiko just three days to clear her name - or risk losing not only their position at court but their families' lives.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

February 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Fire Kimono (Thorndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
ISBN: 1-4104-1238-5 / 978-1-4104-1238-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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November 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Fire Kimono: A Novel (Sano Ichiro Novels)
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
ISBN: 0-312-37948-X / 978-0-312-37948-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Fire Kimono: A Novel (Sano Ichiro Novels)
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
ISBN: 0-312-58886-0 / 978-0-312-58886-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Fire Kimono (The Sano Ichiro Mysteries)
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
ISBN: 1-72131-567-5 / 978-1-72131-567-3
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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November 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Fire Kimono
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2008 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Fire Kimono
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
ISBN: 0-7927-5656-8 / 978-0-7927-5656-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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Kindle Editions

November 2008 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Fire Kimono: A Novel (Sano Ichiro Novels Book 13)
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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