The Rōnin's Mistress

The Rōnin's Mistress

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Demoted from Chamberlain to his former post as Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Sano Ichiro of early 18th-century Japan struggles to understand why dozens of former samurai have waited two years to take apparent revenge on a man responsible for turning them into masterless ronin. By the author of The Fire Kimono. 25,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

The Ronin's Mistress is a brilliant new twist on the fabled tale of the 47 Ronin, from Laura Joh Rowland--an author with "a painter's eye for the minutiae of court life [and] a politican's ear for intrigue." --The New York Times Book Review



Japan, 1703. On a snowy night, 47 warriors murder the man at the center of the scandal that turned them from samurai into masterless ronin two years before. Clearly this was an act of revenge--but why did they wait so long? And is there any reason they should not immediately be ordered to commit ritual suicide?


Sano Ichiro, demoted from Chamberlain to his old post as Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People, has mere days to solve the greatest mystery of samurai legend--while his own fortunes hang in the balance.



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Demoted from Chamberlain to his former post as Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Sano Ichiro struggles to understand why dozens of former samurai have waited two years to take revenge on a man responsible for turning them into masterless ronin.
"A brilliant new twist on the fabled tale of the 47 Ronin, from an author with "a painter's eye for the minutiae of court life [and] a politician's ear for intrigue." --The New York Times Book Review Japan, 1703. On a snowy night, 47 warriors murder the man at the center of the scandal that turned them from samurai into masterless ronin two years before. Clearly this was an act of revenge--but why did they wait so long? And is there any reason they should not immediately be ordered to commit ritual suicide? Sano Ichiro, demoted from Chamberlain to his old post as Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People, has mere days to solve the greatest mystery of samurai legend--while his own fortunes hang in the balance"--
"Japan, 1703. On a snowy night, 47 warriors murder the man at the center of the scandal that turned them from samurai into masterless ronin two years before. Clearly this was an act of revenge--but why did they wait so long? And is there any reason they should not immediately be ordered to commit ritual suicide? Sano Ichiro, demoted from Chamberlain to his old post as Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People, has mere days to solve the greatest mystery of samurai legend--while his own fortunes hang in the balance"--

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312658526
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY ROW
Characteristics: viii, 324 p. :,map ;,25 cm.

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Oct 25, 2016

Book 15 in the Sano Ichiro series

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