• Length:
    18 Books
  • First:
    September 1994
  • Latest:
    December 2014
  • Rating:

Series List in Order

Order Book Genre Date Rating
1 Historical Mystery / HM 4.5 Buy
2 Historical Mystery / HM 4 Buy
3 Historical Mystery / HM 4.5 Buy
4 Historical Mystery / HM 4.5 Buy
5 Historical Mystery / HM 4 Buy
6 Historical Mystery / HM 4 Buy
7 Historical Mystery / HM 4 Buy
8 Historical Mystery / HM 4.5 Buy
9 Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy

10 Historical Mystery / HM 4 Buy
11 Historical Mystery / HM 4 Buy
12 Historical Mystery / HM 4 Buy
13 Historical Mystery / HM 4 Buy
14 Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy
15 Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy
16 Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy
17 Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy
18 Historical Mystery / HM 4 Buy

Book Descriptions for series: Ichiro Sano

  • Book - 1

    Not since SHOGUN has the lush and exotic world of ancient Japan been revealed in all its rich and fascinating detail. Beautiful, wealthy Yukiko and the lowly artist Nuriyoshi have been found dead, drowned together in a ritual double suicide--or shinj...

  • Book - 2

    Enter a magical world of warriors and mystics. A timeless place marked by tradition and desire. A lush, exotic land were honor--or death--is found at the end of a sword. Here you will discover the romantic splendor and epic mystery of seventeenth-cen...

  • Book - 3

    CRIME AND PUNISHMENT Nagasaki, 1690. An exotic, volatile city where a corrupt government fears foreign invasion like a plague and rules with an iron fist. Spies lurk in every corner waiting to accuse anyone of following the way of the traitor -- a...

  • Book - 4

    The Shogun's palace hides many secrets--lovers, rivals, seducers, schemers -- and a cunning, brilliant killer A richly crafted novel set in seventeenth-century Japan, THE CONCUBINE'S TATTOO unfolds with all the excitement of a superb murder myster...

  • Book - 5

    IN THE IMPERIAL CITY OF KYOTO, POWER IS MERELY CEREMONIAL. BUT AN ANCIENT EVEIL STILL SURVIVES... Far from the shogun's court at Edo, Most Honorable Investigator Sano Ichiro begins the- most challenging case of his career. Upon the insistence of ...

  • Book - 6

    When veteran samurai-detective Sano Ichiro, the Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People, is called on to investigate the burning of a cottage belonging to the Black Lotus Temple, he makes a shocking discovery. The three victims ...

  • Book - 7

    FROM A REMOTE, EXOTIC WORLD... Sano Ichiro, Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People, awakens from a turbulent dream into a real-life nightmare. Lord Matsudaira Mitsuyoshi, the shogun's cousin and heir, has been murdered after a...

  • Book - 8

    On a whim of the shogun's mother, a procession has left the sweltering heat of Edo, bound for the cooler climate of Mount Fuji. Among her traveling companions are Reiko, the beautiful wife of Sano Ichiro, the shogun's Most Honorable Investigator of E...

  • Book - 9

    An unusual death, a puzzling clue, and an uncompromising investigator... Sano Ichiro-, Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People, is faced with his most challenging case when he investigates the death of Senior Elder Makino, th...

  • Book - 10

    DEADLY SECRET It is a lost art, passed down by the ancients in great secrecy: dim-mak, or death by the lightest touch of a finger. Sano Ichiro, in his precarious new position as the shogun's second-in-command, does not have the luxury of skepticism ...

  • Book - 11

    THE TRUTH IS DRENCHED IN BLOOD... Tokyo, 1698: Sano Ichiro, the samurai detective who has risen to become the shogun's second-in-command, is investigating rumors of a plot to overthrow the ruling regime. He discovers that Lord Mori, a political oppo...

  • Book - 12

    THE TRUTH WEARS MANY DISGUISES... JAPAN 1699: On a moonlit night on the northern frontier island of Ezogashima, a woman is running through the forest when an arrow strikes her dead. Meanwhile, in the city of Edo, the young son of Sano Ichiro, the sa...

  • Book - 13

    Japan, March 1700. Near a Shinto shrine in the hills, a windstorm knocks down a tree to uncover a human skeleton, long buried and forgotten. Meanwhile, in the nearby city of Edo, troops ambush and attack Lady Reiko, the wife of Sano Ichiro, the samur...

  • Book - 14

    Japan, 1701. A woman is brutally attacked within a bamboo prison as clouds swirl around her head. Meanwhile, at Edo Castle, samurai detective turned chamberlain Sano Ichiro is suspicious of his old rival, Yanagisawa, who has been oddly cooperative si...

  • Book - 15

    Japan, 1703. On a snowy night, 47 warriors murder the man at the center of the scandal that turned them from samurai into masterless ronin two years before. Clearly this was an act of revenge--but why did they wait so long? And is there any reason th...

  • Book - 16

    In the wake of a terrifying earthquake, Sano IchirĊ races to solve a crime that could bring down the shogun's regime When a massive earthquake devastates Japan in 1703, even the shogun's carefully regulated court is left teetering on the brink of...

  • Book - 17

    Japan, 1704. In an elegant mansion a young woman named Tsuruhime lies on her deathbed, attended by her nurse. Smallpox pustules cover her face. Incense burns, to banish the evil spirits of disease. After Tsuruhime takes her last breath, the old wo...

  • Book - 18

    Japan, 1709. The shogun is old and ailing. Amid the ever-treacherous intrigue in the court, Sano Ichiro has been demoted from chamberlain to a lowly patrol guard. His relationship with his wife Reiko is in tatters, and a bizarre new alliance between ...


The Incense Game
2012 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Historical Mystery