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Rashomon Gate - I.J. Parker
Rashomon Gate
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From the author of The Dragon Scroll comes an ingenious new novel of murder and malfeasance in ancient Japan, featuring the detective Sugawara Akitada. The son of reduced nobility forced to toil in the Ministry of Justice, Akitada is relieved when an old friend, Professor Hirata, asks him to... show more
From the author of The Dragon Scroll comes an ingenious new novel of murder and malfeasance in ancient Japan, featuring the detective Sugawara Akitada. The son of reduced nobility forced to toil in the Ministry of Justice, Akitada is relieved when an old friend, Professor Hirata, asks him to investigate a friend’s blackmail. Taking a post at the Imperial University, he is soon sidetracked from his primary case by the murder of a young girl and the mysterious disappearance of an old man—a disappearance that the Emperor himself declares a miracle. Rashomon Gate is a mystery of magnificent complexity and historical detail that will leave readers yearning for more.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143035602 (0143035606)
ASIN: 143035606
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 378
Edition language: English
Series: Sugawara Akitada (#2)
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4.0 Rashomon Gate
This is the second book featuring Sugawara Akitada, 11th century detective in Medieval Japan. Much like Van Gulik Judge Ti, Sugawara's case are inspired from stories of that time. In this we find young Akitada, back in his ministry job and being bored. An old teacher of his asks for help in a blackm...
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