Laura Joh Rowland

The Snow Empress

By Laura Joh Rowland - Published 2007

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Sano Ichiro, the Shogun’s favorite detective, finds himself entwined in Japan’s political machinations. The year is 1699, one Sano will not soon ...Read Review

The Red Chrysanthemum

By Laura Joh Rowland - Published 2006

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Sano Ichiro, chamberlain to the shōgun, finds himself in the most difficult situation he’s ever faced (and he’s faced some—...Read Review

The Assassin’s Touch

By Laura Joh Rowland - Published 2005

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In the page-turning climax of her tenth Inspector Sano mystery, Rowland locks us in a remote villa with Sano and the Assassin. It ...Read Review

The Perfumed Sleeve

By Laura Joh Rowland - Published 2004

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the ninth outing for the medieval Japanese detective and his intrepid wife, sort of a Macmillan and Wife or Hart to ...Read Review

The Pillowbook of Lady Wisteria

By Laura Joh Rowland - Published 2002

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The Pillowbook of Lady Wisteria is the seventh in Rowland’s popular series of Japanese murder mysteries featuring samurai Sano Ichiro and his ...Read Review

Black Lotus

By Laura Joh Rowland - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Rowland’s latest novel of 17th century Japan will not disappoint her readers. Samurai detective Sano Ichiro’s newest case plunges him and ...Read Review

The Samurai’s Wife

By Laura Joh Rowland - Published 2000

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Normally the most absorbing aspect of even a historical whodunit is the plot, but in Rowland’s superb Sano and Reiko series her ...Read Review