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The Cloud Pavilion is the 15th published work by Laura Joh Rowland and the 14th entry in the Sano Ichirō series. It was originally published on October 27, 2009 by Minotaur Books.


"Japan, 1701. A woman is brutally attacked within a nightmarish storm of swirling clouds. Meanwhile, at Edo Castle, samurai detective turned chamberlain Sano Ichiro is suspicious of his old rival, Yanagisawa, who has been oddly cooperative since returning from exile. But just as Yanagisawa's true motives begin to emerge, Sano's estranged uncle comes to him for help: His daughter has disappeared, and he begs Sano to find her before it is too late."[1]


"To my fellow longtime members of the George Alec Effinger writers' workshop: Andy Fox, Mark McCandless, Marian Moore, and Fritz Ziegler. My deepest thanks for your advice, support, and friendship through these many years.

And in memory of our mentor, George Alec Effinger (1947—2002). I owe you more than you ever knew, and I never thanked you enough. May we meet again someday."


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  1. Laura Joh Rowland - Book List, Laura Joh Rowland. Retrieved April 19th, 2016.


Sano Ichirō ShinjūBundoriThe Way of the TraitorThe Concubine's TattooThe Samurai's WifeBlack LotusThe Pillow Book of Lady WisteriaThe Dragon King's PalaceThe Perfumed SleeveThe Assassin's TouchRed ChrysanthemumThe Snow EmpressThe Fire KimonoThe Cloud PavilionThe Ronin's MistressThe Incense GameThe Shogun's DaughterThe Iris Fan
Charlotte Brontë The Secret Adventures of Charlotte BrontëBedlam: The Further Secret Adventures of Charlotte Brontë
Sarah Bain The Ripper's ShadowA Mortal LikenessThe Hangman's Secret
The Woman in the VeilPortrait of PerilGarden of Sins
Other A Guide to Victorian Death Rites