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Another great mystery set in old Japan. I look forward to the next in the series. This is Parker' best so far. The
y seem to get better and better. Read more
This author's work is so interesting and a joy to read. I love the 13th century Japanese backdrop, traditions, and characters. Read morePublished 16 months ago by SDF
The beginning of this story sent a chill down my spine. It reminded me of those Japanese ghost movies I used to watch when I was younger. Read morePublished 19 months ago by NinerFan
The difficulty of tragedy and lack of social status in the lives of the characters made this book much more than just a mystery.
It was well written and engaging.
I always get I.J. Parkers books when they come out and look forward to reading her novels. She is one of my favorites. Her books are excellent and would recommend them to everyone.Published on February 28, 2014 by Keith Ricketson
With wonderfully developed, intriguing characters in interesting historical contexts. We have enjoyed the Akitada series emminceley. The Masuda Affair is no exception.Published on February 15, 2014 by calla lily
Parker has created an amazing series - as a librarian and historian, I especially enjoy her attention to historical detail, with references listed at the end, while at the same... Read morePublished on January 23, 2014 by carol chenoweth
In this entry, minor official and aristocrat Sugawara Akitada is confronted with 2 mysteries and 2 powerful aristocratic families with possible connections and responsibilities for... Read morePublished on December 20, 2013 by Neal J. Pollock