The Fire Kimono

The Fire Kimono

eBook - 2009
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Japan, March 1700. Troops ambush and attack Lady Reiko, the wife of Sano Ichirō, the samurai detective who has risen to power and influence. The troops who have attacked Reiko appear to belong to Sano's enemy, Lord Matsudaira, who denies all responsibility. But if the rivals are not to blame, who is? Called away from the crisis by the shogun's orders to investigate a mysterious skeleton, Sano and his wife, Reiko, must confront dangerous, long-buried secrets. What was Sano's own mother doing on the night when a burning kimono ignited a blaze that nearly destroyed the city? The shogun gives Sano and Reiko just three days to find out, or risk losing not only their position at court but their families' lives as well.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2009
Edition: First Minotaur Books paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781429945318
Characteristics: 1 online resource (297 pages)
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Nov 08, 2012

This series is great, and has historically accurate as you would expect FICTION to be. It is an alternate Japan, don't expect to find samurai from history here, but if you want a great detective novel and you are tired of the modern detective, or sherlock holmes ripoffs, this book is for you. The series is long and quite awesome, although I would have to say Laura Joh Rowland's writing is improving over time.

Jul 05, 2012

not a bad book - i think the author did a much better job with the charlotte bronte books

Oct 10, 2011

Because I have watched quite a few Japanese historical dramas, I could not help finding inaccuracies of how the author portrayed the history of the Japanese culture.
Much though I want to give this book a chance, I could not finish it after the first few pages... My apologies to the author.

Jan 07, 2011

Sano Ichiro is the son of a Samurai. The series tells of Sano's journey from lowly foot patrol to chief inspector. Along the way he meets and befriends outcasts, encounters many roadblocks, challenges, class bias, and jealous foes. I enjoy reading all of The Sano Ichiro detective series by Ms. Rowland. Reading her books brings me back to my childhood. Reading her books is like watching those old Japanese samurai/detective t.v. Series in my head.


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