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Publisher Description

The sequel to the acclaimed novel Shinju again features detective Sano Ichiro as he trails a serial killer stalking feudal Japan. In 1689, an all-powerful shogun controls the state, surrounded by bitter machinations and political intrigues. When an ancient tradition suddenly and brutally reappears, Sano risks everything to bring the killer to justice.

Bundori is terrific. . . . So good you won’t want to put it down, even to get off a plane. . . . [Laura Joh] Rowland hits her stride as a writer who can deal equally well with the pacing of plot and the nuances of character development. . . . Rowland clearly knows how to build suspense and action, a talent that she demonstrates with great skill.”New Orleans Times-Picayune

Bundori is one of those mysteries in which the itch to find out whodunit recedes before the pleasure of prowling through a different world.”Washington Post Book World

 “Sano may carry a sword and wear a kimono, but you’ll immediately recognize him as an ancestor of Philip Marlowe or Sam Spade.”Denver Post

“A colorful pictorial style that conveys . . . excitement and . . . danger.”The New York Times Book Review

Fiction & Literature
February 20
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Pam-O-Land ,

Can't get enough of this hero!

I am entranced by Laura Joh Rowland's histories of feudal Japan centered around her flawed and passionate hero Sano. I have read several books in this series, and dread the moment I will have read the last one. Her writing carries me away. Her attention to detail and vivid descriptions of time and place are breathtaking. She is incredibly insightful. For those who love a good read, for those for whom the novel is an artform that allows us to escape to another world, this is the ultimate series.

Pamela Phillips Oland
Author of "The art of writing great lyrics" and "The art of writing love songs"

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