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Rashomon Gate (Akitada Mysteries Book 2)
by I.J. Parker
Akitada, a minor official in the Ministry of Justice, toils at his dull career when a former professor begs him to look into a case of blackmail at the Imperial University. He is quickly drawn into a web of gossip and rivalry before being sidetracked by the murder of a young woman belonging to the lower classes and the disappearance of...
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The Hollow Reed vol. I: Dream of a Spring Night
by I.J. Parker
In the tempestuous closing years of the twelfth century, the fourteen-year-old Oba Toshiko, daughter of a provincial warlord, enters the women’s quarters of Emperor Go-Shirakawa, her body bartered for favor at court. Toshiko’s talent as a singer of popular songs and her innocence excite the emperor’s lust and the dangerous...
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The Shrine Virgin: An Akitada Novel (Akitada Mysteries Book 14)
by I. J. Parker
When an imperial princess disappears from the Ise shrine, Akitada, new governor of Mikawa Province, has barely had time to settle there with his family before he is dispatched by imperial order on a secret assignment to find her. The world Akitada finds at Ise turns out to be anything but spiritual. The pilgrimage town is a murky...
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The Dragon Scroll (Akitada Mysteries Book 1)
by I. J. Parker
In an adventure filled with highway bandits, unscrupulous politicians, and renegade monks, The Dragon Scroll introduces readers to the lively world of eleventh-century Japan and an irrepressible hero—Sugawara Akitada. On his first official assignment, Akitada—an impoverished nobleman and earnest young government clerk in the...
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The Fires of the Gods (Akitada Mysteries Book 8)
by I.J. Parker
THE FIRES OF THE GODS The capital is plagued by unexplained fires, and panic threatens to break out, but Akitada has his own problems to worry about. His ailing wife expects a child and he loses his job to a political appointee. When he tries to confront the nobleman who is responsible for his dismissal, he ends up suspected of his...
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The Sword Master
by I.J. Parker
In the streets of twelfth-century Kyoto, a homeless child is brutalized and left to die. Even the selfless physician who saves him cannot soften the boy’s hardened spirit. Angry at the world and those who killed his parents, Hachiro rejects kindness and resolves to become the most famous swordsman in the city in order to avenge his...
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The Emperor's Woman (Akitada Mysteries Book 10)
by I.J. Parker
She was intended to be the emperor’s concubine, but she died at the bottom of a cliff near Prince Atsuhira’s private villa. The palace covered up the scandal. Months later, Akitada is drawn into the case when his best friend is accused of plotting against the emperor. Atsuhira, his alleged co-conspirator, refuses to defend...
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Death of a Doll Maker (Akitada Mysteries Book 11)
by I.J. Parker
An unexpected and dubious promotion sends Akitada to Kyushu, an outpost where illegal trade with China breeds treason and murder. Leaving behind his family, he faces obstruction and hostility at his new post and learns his predecessor, a man of expensive tastes, has disappeared under suspicious circumstances. As Tora and Saburo delve...
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Death on an Autumn River (Akitada Mysteries Book 9)
by I.J. Parker
On a river journey to Naniwa to unmask officials selling information to pirates, Akitada witnesses the recovery of a body. The image of the drowned child prostitute follows him as his own problems and disasters multiply. Someone is sabotaging his investigation. His young clerk disappears, Akitada is attacked by two thugs, and armed men...
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Black Arrow (Akitada Mysteries Book 3)
by I. J. Parker
In I. J. Parker's latest mystery set in ancient Japan, a cold and hostile land pits Akitada against his deadliest foe yet I. J. Parker's engrossing historical novels bring eleventh-century Japan to life in all its colorful, treacherous glory. As Black Arrow opens, Sugawara Akitada assumes his new post as provisional governor of...
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The Masuda Affair (Akitada Mysteries Book 7)
by I.J. Parker
Still grieving the death of his small son, Akitada risks career, freedom, and family to rescue an abused child from a life of misery. The search for the boy’s family leads to a harrowing story of love, murder, and abandonment. Meanwhile, his faithful servant Tora loses his new wife to a powerful man who pursues beautiful women and...
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Island of Exiles (Akitada Mysteries Book 4)
by I. J. Parker
In I.J. Parker's newest mystery set in eleventh-century Japan, Akitada disguises himself as a prisoner to solve the, murder of a prince As her audience grows with each evocative historical thriller featuring Sugawara Akitada, I. J. Parker returns with a gripping tale of political intrigue and cold-blooded murder in ancient Japan....
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The Crane Pavilion (Akitada Mysteries Book 12)
by I. J. Parker
After the loss of his wife and newborn son, Akitada returns home, ostensibly to care for his motherless children, but really to withdraw from the world into his grief. When his friends and family join in an effort to draw him out of his seclusion by tempting him with a mystery, he responds halfheartedly until he becomes intrigued by the...
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Akitada's First Case (Akitada Mystery Stories)
by I. J. Parker
In this Shamus award story, the young Akitada becomes a detective when a father asks him to find his missing daughter. The young woman has been murdered and the suspect is a convenient peddler, but Akitada is not satisfied with that answer.
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Three Tales of Love and Murder (Akitada Mysteries Book 6)
by I. J. Parker
Sugawara Akitada, a young official in the imperial government of Japan, frequently manages to anger his superiors, the police, and his acid-tongued mother with his interest in crime. In this book, he confronts three particularly repulsive criminals and takes considerable personal risks. He solves the murder of bride in “Death and...
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The Hell Screen (Akitada Mysteries Book 5)
by I.J. Parker
After a posting to the northern provinces, Akitada hurries to the deathbed of his mother in the capital. On the road, he spends the night in a monastery where he sees a painted hell screen. The realistic depictions of tortured men, women, and children haunt his dreams until he wakes to a scream. At home, he finds his mother sick and...
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Akitada and the Way of Justice (Akitada Stories Book 5)
by I.J. Parker
Eleven stories about crime and detection in eleventh century Japan are arranged chronologically for Sugawara Akitada’s career. They include diverse cases with clues from moon cakes and Chinese lutes to feral cats and incense competitions and feature traditional holidays of the period.
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The Convict's Sword
by I. J. Parker
The latest in the "terrifically imaginative" ( The Wall Street Journal ) Akitada mystery series brings eleventh-century Japan to life I. J. Parker's phenomenal Akitada mystery series has been gaining fans with each new novel. The latest, The Convict's Sword , is the most fully realized installment to date, weaving history, drama...
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Confessions (Akitada Stories)
by I.J. Parker
This is a “wintry” tale in which Akitada clears a “cold case” murder of a young woman who died decades earlier. During the religious observance of annual confessions, an elderly man asks Akitada to solve the old crime because he fears he may be the killer. As it turns out, he isn’t the only one who was involved in her death....
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The Hollow Reed vol. II: Dust Before the Wind
by I.J. Parker
When filial piety and political necessity force Sadahira to join the treacherous Minamoto Yoritomo, he must leave his young wife Toshiko and their children to face her father’s murderous rage alone. Oba Hiromoto has declared a private war against the Yamada family. Toshiko, convinced that her husband has deserted her, is drawn to the...
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Akitada's Holiday (Akitada Short Stories)
by I. J. Parker
Murder doesn’t take holidays, and neither does Akitada. In this collection of three tales, Akitada solves crimes on New Year’s Day, during the O-bon festival of the dead, and on the occasion of the Tanabata festival celebrating the meeting of celestial lovers. As a bonus, a chapter describes the Kamo festival from RASHOMON GATE....
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The Left-Handed God
by I.J. Parker
During the battle of Freiberg 1763, an officer falls. The dying man begs young Ensign Franz von Langdorff to deliver a letter to his father, but Franz, subsequently severely wounded himself, returns home a cripple, unable to honor this promise or support his impoverished family. The letter, however, holds a deadly secret, and someone...
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The Water Sprite (Sugawara Akitada Stories Book 2)
by I.J. Parker
A maid has disappeared, and her parents want blood money from her employer. Akitada, much against his will, has been ordered to investigate rumors that a water sprite residing in a nearby pond is to blame.
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The Curio Dealer's Wife (Akitada mystery short stories)
by Ingrid J. Parker
In this short story, a homeless woman has been driven into the streets by the man who claims to be her husband. Akitada solves a clever case of switched identities.
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Fox Magic (Sugawara Akitada Stories Book 1)
by I.J. Parker
Sugawara Akitada, junior clerk in the Ministry of Justice, attempts in vain to convince his boss that a murder has occurred when the minister's neighbor claims a shape-shifting fox has attacked him.
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The Kamo Horse (Akitada Stories Book 8)
by I. J. Parker
It’s the time of the Kamo festival and the imperial horserace. The winner, Wataru, is widely considered the luckiest of men until he finds his beautiful new bride decapitated in his bed. His futile claims of innocence send nobleman-sleuth Akitada hot on the trail of a particularly vengeful killer. (This is a famous tale of Japanese...
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The Old Men of Omi: An Akitada Novel (Akitada Mysteries Book 13)
by I. J. Parker
A.D. 1030. Senior Secretary Sugawara Akitada is recovering from a knife wound and still reeling from the loss of his wife. When the Council of State orders an investigation of the claims of two warring temples, he is sent to Otsu to clear up the matter. As it happens, Akitada’s best friend Kosehira is governor there and welcomes...
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SHAKEN: Stories for Japan
by I.J. Parker
One hundred percent of the royalties from this new collection of original stories will go directly to the 2011 JAPAN RELIEF FUND administered by the Japan America Society of Southern California. The 2011 Japan Relief Fund was created on March 11, 2011 to aid victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake and resulting tsunami waves. With the...
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