Black Arrow by I. J. Parker

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In I. J. Parker's latest mystery set in ancient Japan, a cold and hostile land pits Akitada against his deadliest foe yet

I. J. Parker's engrossing historical novels bring eleventh-century Japan to life in all its colorful, treacherous glory. As Black Arrow opens, Sugawara Akitada assumes his new post as provisional governor of Echigo, a frigid province in the far north notorious for its hostility to outsiders. But the snow that threatens to completely isolate the region is the least of his problems-which include a local uprising, a series of brutal murders, and a mystery that's as old as the frozen hills and a lot more dangerous. Superbly written and rich in period detail, Black Arrow is another bravura performance from a master of the historical thriller.


 

About I. J. Parker

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I.J. Parker won a Shamus Award for the short story "Akitada's First Case," which sparked her Sugawara Akitada series of mysteries.
 
Published November 28, 2006 by Penguin Books. 372 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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BLACK ARROW is the fourth book in the ancient Japanese series featuring the young nobleman Sugawara Akitada.

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Akitada's friend Hitomaro tries to get Akitada to investigate further, saying "There's no way those poor devils could have done it.

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Spinetingler Magazine

Besides reading Wayne has taken up woodcarving and is enjoying take photographs of scenery and wildlife for subjects but his first love still is reading a good novel.

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