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Shinju

(1994)
(The first book in the Sano Ichiro series)
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Not since Shogun has the lush and exotic world of ancient Japan been revealed in all its rich and fascinating detail. Beautiful, wealthy Yukiko and the lowly artist Nuriyoshi have been found dead, drowned together in a ritual double suicide or shinju. It is tragic, but these things happen. Only, one man is unsatisfied with the official report.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"An exotic and beguiling mystery story: A tour de force of imagination." - Robert Harris


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