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The convict's sword - I. J. Parker

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The convict's sword - a mystery of eleventh-century Japan
Author
I. J. Parker
format
Paperback / softback
Type
BOOK
Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20090728

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The latest in the "terrifically imaginative" (The Wall Street Journal) Akitada mystery series brings eleventh-century Japan to life

I. J. Parker's phenomenal Akitada mystery series has been gaining fans with each new novel. The latest, The Convict's Sword, is the most fully realized installment to date, weaving history, drama, mystery, romance, and adventure into a story of passion and redemption. Lord Sugawara Akitada, the senior secretary in the Ministry of Justice, must find the mysterious killer of a man condemned to live in exile for a crime he did not commit. Meanwhile, Akitada's retainer, Tora, investigates the sudden death of a blind street singer, whose past life is a bigger mystery than anyone thought. Told in Parker's clever, vivid prose, The Convict's Sword is a must-read for those who love well-written mysteries in an exotic setting.

I. J. Parker, winner of the Shamus Award for "Akitada's First Case," a short story published in 1999, lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She writes regularly for Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.

Keyword Index
Sugawara Akitada (Fictitious character) - Fiction.|Murder - Investigation - Fiction.|Exiles - Fiction.|Smallpox - Fiction.|Japan - History - Heian period, 794-1185 - Fiction.
Country of Publication
New York (State)
Number of Pages
432