08-20-2013 02:10 PM
• Last Chance To Run by Dianna Love (romantic suspense);
09-02-2013 08:31 PM
For those who enjoyed "The Art of Racing in the Rain," or any good dog story where the dog is more likeable than the human. ;-)
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09-09-2013 09:08 PM - edited 09-09-2013 09:08 PM
Currently priced at $.99
Shinju by Laura Joh Rowland
When beautiful, wealthy Yukiko and low-born artist Noriyoshi are found drowned together in ashinju, or ritual double suicide, everyone believes the culprit was forbidden love. Everyone but newly appointed yoriki Sano Ichiro.
Despite the official verdict and warnings from his superiors, the shogun's Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People suspects the deaths weren't just a tragedy -- they were murder. Risking his family's good name and his own life, Sano will search for a killer across every level of society -- determined to find answers to a mystery no one wants solved. No one but Sano...
As subtle and beautiful as the culture it evokes, Shinju vividly re-creates a world of ornate tearooms and guady pleasure-palaces, cloistered mountaintop convents and dealthy prisons.
Part love story, part myster, Shinju is a tour that will dazzle and entertain all who enter its world.
Not since Shogun has the lush and exotic world of ancient Japan been revealed in all its rich and fascinating detail. Beautiful, wealthy Yukiko and the lowly artist Nuriyoshi have been found dead, drowned together in a ritual double suicide or shinju. It is tragic, but these things happen. Only, one man is unsatisfied with the official report.
- ISBN-13: 9780307801180
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Publication date: 12/14/2011
- Sold by: RANDOM HOUSE EBOOKS - EBKS
- Format: eBook
- Pages: 367
09-11-2013 10:48 AM
This is today's (9/11) Nook Daily Find. I recently read this book and would recommend it to people who like stories told with alternating timeframes. I have added her earlier book, Overseas, to my future reads list.
If you like Anne Rivers Siddons older books (The Colony, Outer Banks), I think you will like this book.
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