The Convict's Sword

The Convict's Sword

A Mystery of Eleventh-century Japan

Book - 2009
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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, mystery, romance, and adventure into a story of passion and redemption. Lord Sugawara Akitada, the senior secretary in the Ministry of Justice, must find the mysterious killer of a man condemned to live in exile for a crime he did not commit. Meanwhile, Akitada's retainer, Tora, investigates the sudden death of a blind street singer, whose past life is a bigger mystery than anyone thought. Told in Parker's clever, vivid prose, The Convict's Sword is a must-read for those who love well-written mysteries in an exotic setting.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9780143115793
Branch Call Number: FIC PARKER
Characteristics: 416 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.


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Mar 05, 2010

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