The Cloud Pavilion by Laura Joh Rowland
A Novel (Sano Ichiro Mysteries)

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Japan, 1701. A woman is brutally attacked within a bamboo prison as clouds swirl around her head. Meanwhile, at Edo Castle, samurai detective turned chamberlain Sano Ichiro is suspicious of his old rival, Yanagisawa, who has been oddly cooperative since returning from exile.

But just as Yanagisawa’s true motives begin to emerge, Sano’s estranged uncle comes to him for help: His daughter has disappeared, and he begs Sano and his wife—who once suffered through the kidnapping of their own son—to find her before it is too late. Publishers Weekly calls Laura Joh Rowland's The Cloud Pavilion "One of the best mysteries of the year."


About Laura Joh Rowland

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LAURA JOH ROWLAND is the author of fifteen previous Sano Ichiro mysteries, which have twice been named Best Mysteries of the Year by Publishers Weekly. She lived through a natural disaster when Hurricane Katrina nearly destroyed her house in New Orleans, and now lives in New York City.
Published October 5, 2009 by Minotaur Books. 304 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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At a battle game designed to entertain the shogun and his court, as well as to quell the restlessness of inactive warriors, “General” Sano defeats a masked opposing general who reveals himself as Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu, Sano’s former nemesis and predecessor as chamberlain.

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In Rowland's masterful 14th historical to feature Sano Ichiro, a year has passed since the events chronicled in 2008's The Fire Kimono , but the calm that has prevailed since the shogun made Sano and his archrival, Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu, co-chamberlains is about to be shattered.

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