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The Convict's Sword: Sugawara Akitada Series, Book 6
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The latest in the terrifically imaginative (The Wall Street Journal) Akitada mystery series brings eleventh-century Japan to life

I. J. Parkers phenomenal Akitada mystery series has been gaining fans with each new novel. The latest, The Convicts Sword, is the most fully realized installment to date, weaving history, drama, mystery, romance, and adventure into a story of passion and redemption. Lord Sugawara Akitada, the senior secretary in the Ministry of Justice, must find the mysterious killer of a man condemned to live in exile for a crime he did not commit. Meanwhile, Akitadas retainer, Tora, investigates the sudden death of a blind street singer, whose past life is a bigger mystery than anyone thought. Told in Parkers clever, vivid prose, The Convicts Sword is a must-read for those who love well-written mysteries in an exotic setting.

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        In Parker's compelling fifth mystery set in feudal Japan (after 2007's Island of Exiles
        ), Sugawara Akitada, now a senior secretary in the ministry of justice, suffers guilt over his failure to fulfill his promise to Haseo, a recently deceased convict who saved his life in an earlier book, to exonerate him. As Akitada makes some small progress toward finding the truth about the five-year-old murders Haseo was blamed for, he must also clear his own retainer, Tora, of the murder of a blind street singer. His inquiries on both fronts come at a time of increasing tension with his wife, Tamako, and as an outbreak of smallpox disrupts the capital city, Heian-Kyo. A capricious and unreliable boss, Soga, adds to his woes. Besides smoothly mixing action and deduction, Parker gives her protagonist an emotional depth that raises her to the front rank of contemporary historical writers, including Laura Joh Rowland, the author of a similar series set in 17th-century Japan (The Fire Kimono
        , etc.).

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        July 1, 2009
        An 11th-century Japanese sleuth solves two killings that strike uncomfortably close to home.

        The brutal murder of Tomoe, a blind street singer, offers a stark contrast to the beautiful morning that greets Lord Sugawara Akitada and his beloved wife Tamako. Akitada, who serves as Senior Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, has recently been testy and restless at work. The solution, he realizes, is to fulfill a past promise to ferret out the killer of his friend Haseo, even though this could imperil his position in the royal court. The only clue in the murder of Haseo, a former convict unjustly condemned, is the weapon: a sword. Tomoe's killing presents a more pressing mystery. The prime suspect is Tora, one of Akitada's three lieutenants, reportedly apprehended near the body with knife in hand. Amazingly, Tora's elder cohort Seimei theorizes that the hotheaded young man might indeed be guilty. Akitada uneasily presses for Tora's release so that he can help find the killer. The case only grows more complex when it's discovered that Tomoe may have been a prostitute. A rift in Akitada's marriage and a health scare for Seimei provide further complications. At length, despite a scarcity of clues, the investigation comes full circle, leading to the solution of Haseo's murder as well.

        The elegance and deliberate pace of Akitada's sixth case (Island of Exiles, 2007, etc.) are appropriate to the hero's character and satisfying on their own. Abundant historical detail adds interest to the pro forma mystery.

        (COPYRIGHT (2009) KIRKUS REVIEWS/NIELSEN BUSINESS MEDIA, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

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        July 1, 2009
        The sixth Sugawara Akitada novel, set in eleventh-century Japan, finds the Ministry of Justice official leaving his job to hunt down the murderer of an old friend. But his only clue is the victims sword. Although the Akitada series is not as well known as Laura Joh Rowlands Sano Ichiro novels (which are set in a Japan six centuries later than Parkers), it is equally rich in period detail and fully fleshed charactersand equally rich, too, in suspenseful, engaging mysteries. Parker does an excellent job of bringing medieval Japan to life, clearly having done voluminous research (although she never shows it off with ponderous exposition or historical lectures). Readers of this series will flock to the new installment, and fans of the Sano Ichiro series who wonder if there is anything else in that vein will find this the perfect answer to their questions.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2009, American Library Association.)

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