But Sarah must uncover the truth about Robin's kidnapping, and her own family, before her past catches up to her. March 2nd, 2018: Rowland will be attending a book signing at the Public Library Association Conference. I kept waiting to latch on to them emotionally as I normally do when reading through novels, but I was disappointed, for the connection didn't happen. It's always nice to read these books, because they never fail to bring a smile to my face, being so straightforward and simple, but this one was a bit too close to stupid. Rowland does a good job of describing and illustrating Japanese culture, making the most of her rich setting. The eleventh book of the series is about a murder of a daimyou. The whole society operated as a complex set of rules, with roles for each tier of its multi-classed populace.
I'd forgotten how much of a page-turner Rowland's novels can be, and had a horrible time reading this at work and getting back from my breaks on time because of how addictive this was. The more things change for San Ichiro, the more they seem to stay the same: He and his wife are still having trust issues, he and his chief retainer continue to find new ways to strain their friendship, and his arch nemesis has once again returned to wreak havoc and just when you thought he might actually sit this one out for a change!. And his exalted status was a mixed blessing. Rowland has managed to reinvigorate the series by developing the characters in new directions, while keeping what readers enjoy about them. That said, the part Mori, or Enju, plays pushes logic a bit. Rowland matches her talent for storytelling with her ability to render convincing historical detail.
Every news dispatch contained stories of washed out villages, of families drowned or homeless. I enjoyed my time reading the novel, despite the obvious 'mordern-isms' inserted. And this is his wife we were talking about. In the end, it wasn't a totally surprising book but it kept me reading because i wanted to know which story was the true 'murder-story' and if Sano and Reiko would really escape death. And Lord Mori himself, speaking through a medium, claims his murder was part of Sano's plot to overthrow the shogun! They are interenstingly written and the characters are nicely portrayed too. In this twisty tale, Reiko is found naked in the bedroom of perverted Lord Mori, asleep next to his mutilated corpse. The conference will be on March 22nd, 2018 and will run from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.
Sano experienced fresh horror at his thought that Reiko might be guilty. In this installment of Laura Joh Rowland's series starring Sano Ichiro he has various titles depending on how far along in the series you are , we find disturbing parallels to the news in the contemporary United States - the horrors of child molestation and child murder. If there is something idiotic to do, she will do it, dontcha worry, because confusion is needed to launch the story. Many had been captured and executed, but the survivors had recruited new troops from among peasants, gangsters, and disgruntled Tokugawa vassals. Medieval Japan was a time of despots and wannabes, all ruthless, all jealous and all suspicious of their underlings. In this mystery, his position and life along with his wife's are threatened with the murder of a prominent daimyo figure.
In this twisty tale, Reiko is found naked in the bedroom of perverted Lord Mori, asleep next to h This is the eleventh adventure of Sano Ichiro and his wife Reiko. The dialogue is rich and not stilted. He hurried to his private quarters. Rowland might not be high-brow literature, but she sure is fun to read, and the setting of Feudal Japan definitely makes things all the more interesting for me. When I first discovered this series, I busily read them all in order and then I took a break. Unless Sano can prove his wife's unlikely claims, both he and Reiko--and their unborn child--face execution for treason. The dialogue was trite and unbelievable.
Sano believes his wife and is sure that the whole thing can be traced to his political enemies, but is hampered at every step by politics, treachery and suspicion. This is the eleventh book of the Sano Ichiro mysteries. The tension leads to a corker of a denouement--one that opens up new doors for future series offerings. I'd forgotten how much of a page-turner Rowland's novels can be, and h I'd always enjoyed the Sano Ichiro novels for their nice mix of murder mysteries, action and thriller in one, and this definitely didn't disappoint in that regard. Characters include an effete Shogun, a scheming Lord whole really has the power, the noble Chamberlain and his wife, detectives, a depraved daimyo, various vassals and peasants. Rowland matches her talent for storytelling with her ability to render convincing historical detail. The story involves sevral people's reflections as to what happened and Sano and Reiko's efforts to unravel the real truth.
This book is a complex, gripping story told with an appalling lack of finesse. She was naked and covered with blood. It was a sub-par effort for sub-par book. Night watchmen slouching against the high stone walls that lined the street jerked to attention, surprised by the sudden excitement at the end of a long, uneventful shift. Their sole credential is that they solved the Jack the Ripper case, a secret they can never tell because they did it outside the boundaries of the law. Conflicting witness testimony paints a different picture from what Reiko remembers, one that incriminates her furthe Acting on an anonymous tip, Sano Ichirio's chief retainer raids the estate of a powerful lord, looking for proof of a conspiracy against the regime.
It was a sub-par effort for sub-par book. Lady Reiko is expecting once more, but this time around, she is the prime suspect in the murder of Lord Mori. There are some points in this story that don't sit well with me. There were moments in the book where I just wanted to put it aside because Reiko was so stupid. Even while Sano stared at Reiko in disbelief and horror dazed him, his mind calculated ramifications.