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Book Information: Shinju

Shinju (1994) [Novel]
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Series: Sano Ichiro
Part: 1

Summary :

Beautiful, wealthy Yukiko and the lowly artist Nuriyoshi have been found dead, drowned together in a ritual double suicide-or Shinju. It is a tragic, but these things happen. Only one man is unsatisfied with the official report.

Sano, the newly appointed yoriki, the closest thing the town of Edo has to a policeman, and he is suspicious of the crime. Disobeying direct orders to stay out of the matter, he pursues elusive answers from the ornate tearooms of the highest born daimyos to the gaudy pleasure-palaces of the lowest classes, from a cloistered convent on a mountaintop to the horrid prisons where death is a blessing. Risking his family's good name and his own neck, Sano must solve a crime that nobody wants solved without rocking his arcane world off the very foundation that keeps it spinning

Original title: Shinju
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesHistorical
FictionHistoricalAsiaJapan

Edition #1: Shinju

Shinju (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "THE YEAR'S MOST SPARKLING DEBUT...ONE OF ITS BEST NOVELS...AND UNUSUAL AND EXOTIC MYSTERY..." SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE
  • "SERPICO, MEET JAMES CLAVELL" THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
  • "SANO MAY CARRY A SWORD BAND WEAR A KIMONO, BUT YOU'LL IMMEDIATELY RECOGNISE HIM AS AN ANCESTOR OF PHILIP MARLOW OR SAM SPADE" DEVER POST
  • "INTRIGUING...AN INTERISTING...EXCITING TALE" THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
  • "A TAUT AND EXCITING HISTORICAL THRILLER...A PROMISING DEBUT BY AN EXTREMELY TALENTED NEWCOMMER" DETROIT FREE PRESS
  • "NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT DOWN." THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
  • "AN EXOTIC AND BEGUILING MYSTERY STORY: A TOUR DE FORCE OF IMAGINATION." ROBERT HARRIS AUTHOR OF FATHERLAND
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Shinju (1994)


ISBN: 0061009504

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