The Cloud Pavilion by Laura Joh Rowland audiobook

The Cloud Pavilion

By Laura Joh Rowland
Read by Bernadette Dunne

Blackstone Publishing

The Sano Ichiro Mysteries: Book 14

11.55 Hours Unabridged
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Japan, 1701. A woman is brutally attacked within a bamboo prison as clouds swirl around her head. Meanwhile, at Edo Castle, samurai detective turned chamberlain Sano Ichiro is suspicious of his old rival, Yanagisawa, who has been oddly cooperative since returning from exile. But just as Yanagisawa’s true motives begin to emerge, Sano’s estranged uncle comes to him for help. His daughter has disappeared, and he begs Sano and his wife—who once suffered through the kidnapping of their own son—to find her before it is too late.

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Named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Mystery Books for2009

Japan, 1701. A woman is brutally attacked within a bamboo prison as clouds swirl around her head. Meanwhile, at Edo Castle, samurai detective turned chamberlain Sano Ichiro is suspicious of his old rival, Yanagisawa, who has been oddly cooperative since returning from exile. But just as Yanagisawa’s true motives begin to emerge, Sano’s estranged uncle comes to him for help. His daughter has disappeared, and he begs Sano and his wife—who once suffered through the kidnapping of their own son—to find her before it is too late.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“While the crimes (and punishments) described here are vicious and the vision of life in Edo outside the shogun’s gates is grim, the relationship between Sano and his mystery-loving wife, Reiko, is cozily akin to that of Nick and Nora Charles--minus the cocktails and repartee.” Washington Post
“Entertaining…Rowland creates a well-crafted portrait of an exotic place and time.” Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
“Rowland’s masterful fourteenth historical to feature Sano Ichiro…Established fans will be pleased by how Rowland has developed Sano’s son, Masahiro, along with other secondary characters they have become attached to, while newcomers should find the people, plot, and early eighteenth-century Japanese setting hard to resist.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“In 1701 Japan, a young wife and mother is raped and left on the streets of Edo. Chamberlain Sano Ichiro (The Fire Kimono) is asked by his uncle to find the person responsible. The fact that Ichiro's mother was declared dead by her family when she married his father just adds to the antagonism Ichiro feels toward his uncle, and he must also keep a sharp eye on his mortal enemy, Yanagisawa, who is gaining in political strength and readying himself to destroy Ichiro. Verdict: With her fourteenth series historical, Rowland continues to turn out beautifully plotted, suspenseful mysteries.” Library Journal
“Multiple crimes challenge Chamberlain Sano Ichiro, along with the return of a bitter rival…More crimes follow when Sano’s probe takes him to Edo’s dangerous criminal underworld, but an even greater challenge is keeping control of those around him, all with clashing agendas. Gracefully written and replete with historical detail, more character-driven and linearly plotted than most of its thirteen predecessors, this is a fine entry point for series newbies.” Kirkus Reviews
“Reading this book is like being transported back to Japan in the year 1701—and it’s a wonderful journey. Rowland’s fourteenth mystery in this series comes alive with characters who are larger than life. The imagery and historical descriptions are fresh and interesting, but Rowland keeps the suspense at the forefront, where it belongs.” RT Reviews (4 stars)

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Author Bio: Laura Joh Rowland

Author Bio: Laura Joh Rowland

Laura Joh Rowland is the acclaimed author of the mystery series featuring samurai detective Sano Ichiro set in seventeenth-century Japan, as well as a historical suspense series starring Charlotte Bronte, and a Victorian mystery series. Her work has won the RT Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award and been included in the Wall Street Journal’s list of the five best historical mystery novels. Also her work has been nominated for the Anthony Award, the Hammett Prize, and the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan. She is a former aerospace scientist, a painter, and a cartoonist.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English