Rashomon Gate

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 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 383 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 20mm | 249.48g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0143035606
  • 9780143035602
  • 379,975

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Parker has created a wonderful protagonist in Akitada. ("The Boston Globe")
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About Ingrid J Parker

I. J. Parker, winner of the Shamus Award for "Akitada's First Case," a short story published in 1999, lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She writes regularly for Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.
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703 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 25% (175)
4 40% (284)
3 28% (197)
2 5% (38)
1 1% (9)
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