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Akitada's First Case (Akitada Mystery Stories)

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Kindle Edition, 48 pages
Published (first published October 31st 2011)
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Brenda Mengeling
This is the Shamus award winning short story that introduces the reader to the young Akitada Sugwara, a junior law clerk in eleventh century imperial Japan. Akitada loses his job early in the story and in desperation to make money to support his widowed mother and unmarried sisters, he agrees to help find the missing daughter of the man in charge of wrestling for the imperial court. Akitada, trained in law, has a knack for investigation that quickly leads him to solve the case with only a few fa ...more
Ed Dodson
I was glad to see several titles by one of my favorite writers appear as Barnes & Noble ebooks. This is a short story about Akitada's start as a detective. Akitada has no physical or personality defects that hold him back. His "flaw" is being a poor Junior official without powerful contacts in the rigid buracracy of 11th Century Japan.
Set in 11th century Japan. The short story tells a gentle tale of a young, murdered girl and the man who was trying to solve the mystery.

No sex
A murder occurs but is not described
An early short story in I.J. Parker's delightful series set in 10th century Japan. Can't get enough of her!
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