Goodreads asked Susan Spann:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Susan Spann My upcoming novel, FLASK OF THE DRUNKEN MASTER (Minotaur Books, July 2015) lets me bring back several of my favorite characters from the earlier Shinobi Mysteries.

I've loved Suke the monk from the time I first "met" him in the first Shinobi Mystery, Claws of the Cat (Minotaur Books, 2013) and I'd always planned to give him a chance to shine. He's not the only "favorite" I've brought back in FLASK, but he's the one who prompted the original idea (as well as the title) for this installment.

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