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I.J. Parker
I.J. Parker was born and educated in Europe and turned to mystery writing after an academic career in the U.S. She has published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, winning the short story Shamus award in 2000. The Akitada series, about an eleventh century Japanese nobleman/detective, now... show more



I.J. Parker was born and educated in Europe and turned to mystery writing after an academic career in the U.S. She has published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, winning the short story Shamus award in 2000. The Akitada series, about an eleventh century Japanese nobleman/detective, now consists of fourteen titles plus a short story collection. The books are available in print, audio format, and on Kindle and are translated into twelve languages.The two-volume historical novel THE HOLLOW REED is available on Kindle, and so is THE SWORD MASTER. These are set in twelfth century Japan during the Heike wars. An eighteenth century thriller, THE LEFT-HANDED GOD, is set in Europe and is also on Kindle and in print.

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Toni
Toni rated it 7 years ago
I am without any doubts a fan of this author. I love her style and I could only repeat myself when saying she is in a class of her own. A master in writing vivid tales of Ancient Japan and to magically transport us back in time into the perilous world of the Heike Wars.It is not easy to live in the ...
Toni
Toni rated it 8 years ago
Book 2, in the Sugawara Akitada seriesSome sites will show this book as the 5th in the series. The Hell Screen, set in eleventh century Japan, features government official Sugawara Akitada and occasional amateur detective. It is a solid multilayered mystery with detailed attention to Ancient Japan, ...
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bookaneer rated it 8 years ago
After encountering the charming story of The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, I went on a quest for more gong'an crime novels. Sticking various combinations of "Chinese mystery," "Judge Dee", and "gong'an" crime into my library's search tool, it churned up this story. I was slightly surprised, upon ...
Toni
Toni rated it 8 years ago
The Hollow Reed trilogy volume 1 Ms. Parker creativity has sparked once more and has provided us with another exciting and very captivating historical fiction. This time a trilogy that tells the stories of human beings caught in the terrifying events that shook a nation. The first installment brin...
Toni
Toni rated it 8 years ago
Book 8, in the Sugawara Akitada series This 8th installment continues Akitada saga finding our honorable sleuth once more in trouble. Synopsis taken from the autor’s website “Eleventh-century Japan, the capital of Heian-Kyo is plagued by unexplained fires, and panic is threatening to break...
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