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Seventeenth-century Tokyo is the setting for Rowland's first book in a murder mystery series featuring Sano Ichiro the Senior Police Commander in the district of Edo. Ichiro is a samurai whose academic background puts him at odds with most of his peers. When beautiful, wealthy Yukiko and low-born artist Noriyoshi are found drowned together in what seems to be a shinju, or ritual double suicide, everyone believes the cause was their forbidden love. Everyone, that is, but Sano Ichiro. Despite the official verdict and being ...

Shinju 2009, Robinson Publishing, London

ISBN-13: 9781845299040


Shinju 2001, HarperTorch, New York

ISBN-13: 9780061009501

Mass-market paperback

Shinju 1995, Headline Feature, London

ISBN-13: 9780747247760


Shinju 1994, Random House (NY), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679434221


Shinju 1994, Headline Book Publishing, London

ISBN-13: 9780747212607