Sano Ichiro Series

18 primary works • 18 total works
Sano Ichiro, a samurai and private investigator for the shogun, in the 1600s in Edo, Japan:

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Book 1

Shinju
3.84
· 3536 Ratings · 334 Reviews · published 1994 · 29 editions
When beautiful, wealthy Yukiko and low-born artist…
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Book 2

Bundori
3.89
· 2011 Ratings · 107 Reviews · published 1996 · 16 editions
"In the sequel to Shinju, Rowland's highly acclaim…
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Book 3

The Way of the Traitor
3.90
· 1568 Ratings · 69 Reviews · published 1997 · 14 editions
A volatile, corrupt city threatened by toreign inv…
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Book 4

The Concubine's Tattoo
3.87
· 2066 Ratings · 98 Reviews · published 1998 · 22 editions
Twenty months spent as the shogun's sosakan-sama--…
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Book 5

The Samurai's Wife
3.94
· 1735 Ratings · 51 Reviews · published 2000 · 16 editions
Far from the Shogun's court at Edo, Most Honorable…
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Book 6

Black Lotus
3.85
· 1466 Ratings · 59 Reviews · published 2001 · 16 editions
When veteran samurai-detective Sano Ichiro, the mo…
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Book 7

The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria
3.89
· 1315 Ratings · 52 Reviews · published 2002 · 12 editions
In feudal Japan, passion and secrets lead to murde…
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Book 8

The Dragon King's Palace
3.88
· 1178 Ratings · 60 Reviews · published 2003 · 8 editions
It is June 1694, and Reiko, the wife of Sano Ichir…
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Book 9

The Perfumed Sleeve
3.92
· 1149 Ratings · 41 Reviews · published 2004 · 11 editions
November 1694. The streets of Edo are erupting in …
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Book 10

The Assassin's Touch
3.88
· 869 Ratings · 34 Reviews · published 2005 · 11 editions
It is a lost art, passed down by the ancients in g…
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Book 11

Red Chrysanthemum
3.88
· 857 Ratings · 49 Reviews · published 2006 · 12 editions
July 1698. Sano Ichiro, the samurai detective who …
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Book 12

The Snow Empress
3.79
· 1085 Ratings · 86 Reviews · published 2007 · 13 editions
Japan, 1699. On a moonlit night in Ezogashima, the…
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Book 13

The Fire Kimono
3.90
· 897 Ratings · 88 Reviews · published 2008 · 12 editions
Japan, March 1700. Near a Shinto shrine in the hil…
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Book 14

The Cloud Pavilion
3.89
· 708 Ratings · 52 Reviews · published 2009 · 18 editions
Japan, 1701. A woman is brutally attacked within a…
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Book 15

The Ronin's Mistress
3.94
· 646 Ratings · 68 Reviews · published 2011 · 9 editions
A brilliant new twist on the fabled tale o…
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Book 16

The Incense Game
3.89
· 669 Ratings · 94 Reviews · published 2012 · 10 editions
Winner of RT Magazine's Reviewers' Choice Award fo…
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Book 17

The Shogun's Daughter
3.81
· 626 Ratings · 107 Reviews · published 2013 · 8 editions
Japan, 1704.  In an elegant mansion a young woman …
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Book 18

The Iris Fan
3.93
· 501 Ratings · 84 Reviews · published 2014 · 9 editions
Japan, 1709. The shogun is old and ailing. Amid th…
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