Red Chrysanthemum: Book summary and reviews of Red Chrysanthemum by Laura Joh Rowland

Red Chrysanthemum

Sano Ichiro Mysteries

by Laura Joh Rowland

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Red Chrysanthemum by Laura Joh Rowland
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  • Published Nov 2006
    304 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Sano Ichiro, chamberlain to the Emperor, is faced with his greatest crisis yet his pregnant wife is found terrified and naked next to the dead body of a nobleman suspected of treason.

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"Starred Review. Rowland matches her talent for storytelling with her ability to render convincing historical detail in this long-running but fresh series." - PW.
"Rowland's historical detail and graceful prose enhance another solid mystery." - Kirkus.

This is Rowland's 17th Japanese historical.

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Laura Joh Rowland Author Biography

Laura Joh Rowland is the daughter of Chinese and Korean immigrants. best known for her series of historical mystery novels set in the late days of feudal Japan, mostly in Edo during the late 17th century. Her main protagonist is Sano Ichiro.

She grew up in Michigan and was educated at the University of Michigan, where she graduated with a B.S. in Microbiology and a Masters in Public Health. She lives in New Orleans with her husband, Marty, and their three cats. She has authored of 18 books featuring the samurai detective Sano Ichiro, as well as several fictional novels featuring the adventures of Charlotte Bronte.

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