Red Chrysanthemum

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Thorndike Press, Apr 1, 2007 - Fiction - 503 pages
21 Reviews
In 1698 Japan, samurai detective Sano Ichirňo finds his role as the shogun's trusted advisor threatened when the shogun's heir, Lord Mori, is found murdered, with Sano's pregnant wife, Reiko, lying beside him, naked and covered in blood.

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Review: Red Chrysanthemum (Sano Ichiro #11)

User Review  - Katherine - Goodreads

Acting on an anonymous tip, Sano Ichirio's chief retainer raids the estate of a powerful lord, looking for proof of a conspiracy against the regime. He finds the suspect lord murdered, and Sano's wife ... Read full review

Review: Red Chrysanthemum (Sano Ichiro #11)

User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

Certain themes are getting tiresome: Always at some point in her books are dramatic mistrust between Sano and Lady Reiko and pedophiles. However, this book came to a banging good "solve" very near the end of the book. I was wondering how she was going to pull it off, but she did. Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Historical mystery author Laura Joh Rowland writes the popular Sano Ichiro series, which is set in 17th-century feudal Japan and features a samurai detective protagonist. Before becoming a full-time writer, Rowland held several positions in chemistry, microbiology, and engineering. She studied at the University of Michigan and earned a B.S. in Microbiology and a Master's degree in Public Health.

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