(From the publisher):
Samurai Lord Inaba has been murdered in his sleep. To make matters worse, the crime took place under the protective eye of the shogun, who turns to Judge Ooka—and his 14-year-old apprentice, Seikei—to investigate. Their only clue? A bloodstained origami butterfly.
The trail leads to mysterious shape-shifting ninjas, vengeful peasants, and killer who will stop at nothing to keep Seikei from discovering his true identity.
Original title: In Darkness, Death
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Mystery
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ Asia