The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria

The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria

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Baker & Taylor
When the shogun's young cousin and heir apparent is found murdered in the bed of a stunning courtesan named Lady Wisteria, who is missing along with her personal journal, Sano Ichiro, the shogun's Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People, is called upon, along with his wife Reiko, to delve into the sensual and dangerous world of the pleasure quarter to catch a killer. 35,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
In the carefully ordered world of seventeenth-century Japan, the Yoshiwara pleasure quarter is a place where men of all classes can drink, revel, and enjoy the favors of beautiful courtesans. But on a cold winter's dawn, Sano Ichiro--the shogun's Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People--must visit Yoshiwara on a most unpleasant mission.

Within a house of assignation reserved for the wealthiest, most prominent men, a terrible murder has occurred. In a room that reeks of liquor and sex, the shogun's cousin and heir, Lord Mitsuyoshi, lies dead, a flowered hairpin embedded in his eye, in the bed of the famous courtesan, Lady Wisteria.

The shogun demands quick justice, but Sano's path is blocked by many obstacles, including the disappearance of Wisteria and her pillow book, a diary that may contain clues. The politics of court life, the whims of the shogun, and interference by his long time rival, Edo's Chief Police Commissioner Hoshina, also hinder Sano in his search for the killer. Sano's wife, Lady Reiko, is eager to help him, but he fears what she may uncover. When suspicion of murder falls upon Sano himself, he must find the real murderer to solve the case and clear his name. Once again, "an exotic setting, seventeenth-century Japan, and a splendid mystery...make for grand entertainment" (New York Daily News).


Blackwell North Amer
In the carefully ordered world of seventeenth-century Japan, the Yoshiwara pleasure quarter is a place where men of all classes can drink, revel, and enjoy the favors of the beautiful courtesans. But on a cold winter's dawn, Sano Ichiro - the shogun's Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People - must visit Yoshiwara on a most unpleasant mission.
Within a house of assignation reserved for the wealthiest, most prominent men, a terrible murder has occurred. In a room that reeks of liquor and sex, the shogun's cousin and heir, Lord Mitsuyoshi, lies dead, a flowered hairpin embedded in his eye, in the bed of the famous courtesan, Lady Wisteria.
The shogun demands quick justice, but Sano's path is blocked by many obstacles, including the disappearance of Wisteria and her pillow book, a diary that may contain clues. The politics of court life, the whims of the shogun, and interference by Sano's longtime rival, Edo's Chief Police Commissioner Hoshina, also hinder him in his search for the killer. Sano's wife, Lady Reiko, is eager to help him, but he fears what she may uncover. When suspicion of murder falls upon Sano himself, he must find the real murderer to solve the case and clear his name.

Baker
& Taylor

When the shogun's young cousin and heir apparent is found murdered in the bed of Lady Wisteria, the shogun's Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People is called upon to solve the crime.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
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ISBN: 9780312282622
0312282621
Branch Call Number: F ROW
Characteristics: 192 p. ; 25 cm

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Oct 25, 2016

The seventh book in the Sano Ichiro series

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