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The Perfumed Sleeve is the ninth published work by Laura Joh Rowland and the ninth entry in the Sano Ichirō series. It was originally published on April 6, 2004 by St. Martin's Minotaur.

Synopsis[]

"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, the shogun's most trusted adviser. There is only one puzzling clue—a torn, perfumed sleeve of a kimono. Under the watchful eyes of the shogun's cousin, Lord Matsudaira, and the shogun's second-in-command, Chamberlain Yanagisawa, Sano moves with caution. For each is eager to implicate the other in Makino's death. But Sano must determine whether the death was indeed murder, and if so, whether it was motivated by politics, love, or sex.

When a second violent death occurs, Sano is faced with several suspects, each with a compelling motive. Was it Agemaki, Makino's stone-faced second wife; Okitsu, his beautiful young concubine; Koheiji, his handsome male houseguest; or Tamura, his faithful retainer? Or was it a political assassination? With the help of his wife, Reiko, Sano must solve the murder as he discovers just how intertwined desire and danger really are..."[1]

Dedication[]

"To Kathleen Davis, Elora Fink, Charles Gramlich, Steve Harris, Candice Proctor, and Emily Toth, in gratitude for thier company on Monday nights, their friendship, and their support."

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References[]

  1. The Perfumed Sleeve, Laura Joh Rowland's official website

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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
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The Woman in the VeilPortrait of PerilGarden of Sins
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