Please join Laura John Rowland as she tours with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for the latest release in her San Ichiro Series, The Shogun’s Daughter, from September 16 – October 4.

The Shogun's DaughterPublication Date: September 17, 2013
Minotaur Books
Hardcover; 336p
ISBN-10: 1250028612

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 woman watching from the doorway says, “Who’s going to tell the Shogun his daughter is dead?”

The death of the Shogun’s daughter has immediate consequences on his regime. There will be no grandchild to leave the kingdom. Faced with his own mortality and beset by troubles caused by the recent earthquake, he names as his heir Yoshisato, the seventeen-year-old son he only recently discovered was his. Until five months ago, Yoshisato was raised as the illegitimate son of Yanagisawa, the shogun’s favorite advisor. Yanagisawa is also the longtime enemy of Sano Ichiro.

Sano doubts that Yoshisato is really the Shogun’s son, believing it’s more likely a power-play by Yanagisawa. When Sano learns that Tsuruhime’s death may have been a murder, he sets off on a dangerous investigation that leads to more death and destruction as he struggles to keep his pregnant wife, Reiko, and his son safe. Instead, he and his family become the accused. And this time, they may not survive the day.

Laura Joh Rowland’s thrilling series set in Feudal Japan is as gripping and entertaining as ever.

Praise for Laura Joh Rowland

Author of The Fire Kimono, “one of the five best historical mystery novels”—The Wall Street Journal

“Rowland has a painter’s eye for the minutiae of court life, as well as a politician’s ear for intrigue.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Sano may carry a sword and wear a kimono, but you’ll immediately recognize him as an ancestor of Philip Marlowe or Sam Spade.”—The Denver Post

About the AuthorLaura Joh Rowland

Laura Joh Rowland is the author of a mystery series set in medieval Japan, featuring samurai detective Sano Ichiro. The Shogun’s Daughter is the seventeenth book in the series. Her work has been published in 13 foreign countries, nominated for the Anthony Award and the Hammett Prize, and won the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Historical Mystery. Laura lives in New York City.

For more information please visit Laura’s website. You can also follow her on Facebook.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, September 16
Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Tuesday, September 17
Review at Let Them Read Books

Wednesday, September 18
Guest Post at The True Book Addict
Guest Post & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Thursday, September 19
Review at Flashlight Commentary

Friday, September 20
Review at The True Book Addict
Interview at Flashlight Commentary

Monday, September 23
Review at Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Tuesday, September 24
Review at Ageless Pages Reviews

Wednesday, September 25
Review at Impressions in Ink
Interview at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Thursday, September 26
Review & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick

Friday, September 27
Review at Jenny Loves to Read

Monday, September 30
Review at A Bookish Affair
Interview at Unabridged Chick

Tuesday, October 1
Guest Post & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair

Wednesday, October 2
Review at The Maiden’s Court
Review at Just One More Chapter

Thursday, October 3
Review at WTF Are You Reading?
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee

Friday, October 4
Review at Book Dilettante

Post Tour

Monday, October 7
Review & Interview at A Bookish Libraria

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