Book Reviews of The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria (Sano Ichiro, Bk 7)

The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria (Sano Ichiro, Bk 7)
The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria - Sano Ichiro, Bk 7
Author: Laura Joh Rowland
ISBN-13: 9780312983789
ISBN-10: 0312983786
Publication Date: 4/14/2003
Pages: 368
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 38 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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I was kind of mixed about this one. While I liked the setting of the story (17th century Japan) and the descriptions of Shogan-era Japan, I didn't quite buy the premise of the Shogan's investigative and police forces. The investigator, Sano, seemed too much like an Agatha Christie-like detective from the 20th century. I kind of doubt that Medieval Japan would employ such investigators/police (I could be wrong). The story itself, about the murder of the next-in-line for Shoganship at a brothel was also rather straight forward and there were really few surprises along the way. There were also a lot of references to the previous novel in the series "Black Lotus" which based on the comments was probably a better mystery than this one. Overall, a moderate recommendation based primarily on the setting and insights into Medieval Japan.
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Sano and Reiko solve another mytery with lots of political intrigue. they're settling into their marriage and into each other
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Another good Sano nchiro mystery. I enjoy the growth of the characters.
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Another exciting Sano-san mystery!