by Susan Spann
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Seventh Street Books
eBook & Paperback; 230 Pages
Series: Hiro Hattori Novels/Shinobi Mysteries
Genre: Historical Mystery
Autumn, 1565: When an actor's daughter is murdered on the banks of Kyoto's Kamo River, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo are the victim's only hope for justice.
As political tensions rise in the wake of the shogun's recent death, and rival warlords threaten war, the Kyoto police forbid an investigation of the killing, to keep the peace--but Hiro has a personal connection to the girl, and must avenge her. The secret investigation leads Hiro and Father Mateo deep into the exclusive world of Kyoto's theater guilds, where they quickly learn that nothing, and no one, is as it seems. With only a mysterious golden coin to guide them, the investigators uncover a forbidden love affair, a missing mask, and a dangerous link to corruption within the Kyoto police department that leaves Hiro and Father Mateo running for their lives.
“In The Ninja’s Daughter, Susan Spann’s poetic voice brilliantly captures the societal disparities, political intrigues, and martial conflicts of sixteenth-century Japan through the persevering efforts of ninja detective Hiro Hattori to solve a murder authorities consider of no consequence.” -JEFFREY SIGER, International Bestselling Author
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | iTunes | Indiebound | KoboReview: There are some books that you enjoy for the strangest reasons. For me the first reason I enjoyed this book has to do with the fact that I'm getting sick of reading the romance genre. I needed to read something different and this book definitely is something different.
This is a mystery series that takes place in the late 1500s in Japan. That alone sets it apart from most of what I'm reading.
I read the last book in this series and it was my first exposure to this series.
This book is shorter. Its the kind of book you can read in an afternoon.
I really am coming to enjoy the friendship of the ninja and the priest. This is a relationship is one that really grows on you as you read.
I highly recommend this series for people looking for a little something different in their mysteries
Rating; 4 flowers
Susan Spann is the author of three previous novels in the Shinobi Mystery series: Claws of the Cat, Blade of the Samurai, and Flask of the Drunken Master. She has a degree in Asian Studies and a lifelong love of Japanese history and culture. . When not writing, she works as a transactional attorney focusing on publishing and business law, and raises seahorses and rare corals in her marine aquarium.
For more information please visit Susan Spann's website. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
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