Imagining Edo Period intrigue from the U.S.

Jan 4, 2014

Imagining Edo Period intrigue from the U.S.

by Mark Schreiber

At the climax of “Shinju”(1994), Laura Joh Rowland’s first mystery novel, gallant yoriki (police sergeant) Sano Ichiro rescues the shogun from an assassination plot and earns himself a big promotion. It’s a pyrrhic victory leading to what Sano immediately realizes will be a thankless ...