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Seventeenth-century Tokyo is the setting for Rowland's first book in a murder mystery series featuring Sano Ichiro the Senior Police Commander in the district of Edo. Ichiro is a samurai whose academic background puts him at odds with most of his peers. When beautiful, wealthy Yukiko and low-born artist Noriyoshi are found drowned together in what seems to be a shinju, or ritual double suicide, everyone believes the cause was their forbidden love. Everyone, that is, but Sano Ichiro. Despite the official verdict and being warned off by his superiors, the shogun’s Most Honourable Investigator of Events, Situations and People suspects this double death was not only a tragedy – it was murder. Risking his family’s good name and his own life, Sano will search for the killer across every level of society, determined to find answers to a mystery no one else seems to want solved . . .

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In the most fascinating and evocative novel of ancient Japan since Shogun. A mysterious suicide launches an unorthodox investigation. When beautiful, wealthy Yukiko and artist Nuryioshi are found dead from ritual double love suicide, or Shinju, one man is not satisfied with the official report. Investigator Sano disobeys direct orders when he delves into his city's secrets to unlock the truth.

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