"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms."
—Muriel Rukeyser

Laura Joh Rowland's "Sano Ichirō " made Book Riot's list of 35 great historical fiction series

Sano Ichiro Series

Sano Ichiro, a samurai and private investigator for the shogun, in the 1600s in Edo, Japan:

Official webpage: http://www.laurajohrowland.com/books



"Impressive . . . An eerie Japanese echo of Presumed Innocent."
—Kirkus Reviews

"Serpico, meet James Clavell . . . Rowland is a sturdy, persuasive storyteller, 
and well worth keeping an eye on."—Washington Post Book World

"The year's most sparkling debut . . . one of its best novels . . . 
An unusual and exotic mystery . . . "—San Diego Union-Tribune

"Sano remains one of the great protagonists of the last few years." 
—Harriet Klausner, The Best Reviews


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