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The Snow Empress

(2007)
(Book 12 in the Sano Ichiro series)
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Japan, 1699. On a moonlit night in Ezogashima, the northernmost island of Japan, a woman is running through the forest when an arrow zooms out of the darkness to strike her dead. Meanwhile, a world away in the city of Edo, the eight-year-old son of Sano Ichiro, the samurai detective who has risen to power and influence in the shogun's court, vanishes during a moon-watching party.
When Sano's political rival, Lord Matsudaira, hints that the boy may be in Ezogashima, Sano's wife, Reiko, insists on accompanying him on the desperate journey. After an eleven-day voyage through cold and treacherous waters, they arrive at Ezogashima, only to find that Lord Matsumae, distraught at the murder of his mistress, is holding the whole province hostage until someone confesses to the crime. No one is allowed in or out of Ezogashima, and although Matsumae tells Sano his son is there, he refuses to release him.
Sano strikes a deal: He will solve the murder of Matsumae's mistress if Lord Matsumae will free the hostages and return their son. Soon, however, he and Reiko find themselves caught up in a dangerous scheme that includes clan warfare, jealous husbands, and murderous betrayal.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

February 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Snow Empress (Thorndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
ISBN: 1-4104-0469-2 / 978-1-4104-0469-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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October 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Snow Empress: A Thriller (Sano Ichiro Novels)
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
ISBN: 0-312-36542-X / 978-0-312-36542-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Snow Empress: A Thriller (Sano Ichiro Mysteries)
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
ISBN: 0-312-94535-3 / 978-0-312-94535-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Audio Editions

November 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Snow Empress
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
Publisher: Recorded Books
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November 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Snow Empress
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2008 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Snow Empress
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
ISBN: 1-4361-5299-2 / 978-1-4361-5299-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Snow Empress
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
ISBN: 1-4361-5302-6 / 978-1-4361-5302-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

November 2008 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Snow Empress: A Thriller (Sano Ichiro Novels Book 12)
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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