The Fires of the Gods by I.J. Parker
(A Sugawara Akitada Mystery)

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A Sugawara Akitada Novel - Eleventh-century Japan. Sugawara Akitada’s ailing wife is expecting a child, and when he loses his job and tries to confront the nobleman who is responsible for his dismissal, he ends up suspected of his murder. With no income and a growing family to support, Akitada desperately plunges into the investigation of this crime, aided by his faithful servant Tora, inadvertently placing not only his own life, but also the lives of his wife and child, in grave danger . . .

 

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Published December 13, 2013 by Ingrid J. Parker Inc.. 256 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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At home, Akitada's devoted secretary Seimei brings the news that nobelman Kiyowara Kane has been murdered and, amazingly, that Akitada, who had visited Kane the day before, is the prime suspect.

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