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The Samurai's Wife
by Laura Joh Rowland | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingmegami-no-ushiwing of Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, December 09, 2010
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Herchelle): travelling


This book is in a Controlled Release! This book is in a Controlled Release!

6 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingmegami-no-ushiwing from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, December 09, 2010

8 out of 10

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 his strong-willed and beautiful wife Reiko, Sano arrives with her at the emperor’s palace to unmask the murderer--who possesses the secret of kiai, “the spirit city,“ a powerful scream that can kill instantly. A high Kyoto official is the victim. Treading carefully through a web of spies, political intrigue, forbidden passions, and intricate plots, Sano and Reiko must struggle to stay ahead of the palace storm--and outwit a cunning killer. But as they soon discover, solving the case means more than their survival. For if they fail, Japan could be consumed in the bloodiest war it has ever seen...

A legendary land comes alive in this compelling murder mystery set in seventeenth-century Japan. Filled with finely drawn characters and suspenseful plot twists, The Samurai’s Wifeis a novel as complex, vivid, and artful as the glorious, lost world it portrays.

To the finder:
Welcome to bookcrossing! You have "caught" what we call a "travelling book." It is now your book to keep or to read and pass on to another reader and follow where the book goes. This is done by journal entries, so I really hope you'll journal it, if only to tell me you found it. You can do this anonymously, or sign up (free and private, no spam) and also be able to follow the book as it travels! If you do, please consider listing me, megami-no-ushi as your referring member. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingmegami-no-ushiwing at Joshua Tree Café, Edmonton Trail in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, December 11, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 3 yrs ago (12/11/2010 UTC) at Joshua Tree Café, Edmonton Trail in Calgary, Alberta Canada

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

This book was released at the December meet up for the historical fiction theme. It will either be swapped or released to the shelves.

To the finder:
Calgary has an active group of BookCrossers that meet to swap books and discuss book crossing every second Saturday of the month at 11am at the Joshua Tree Cafe on Edmonton Trail. We always love to meet new crossers, so please join us any time you like! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingrureadingwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, December 11, 2010

This book has not been rated.

I'm intrigued by the premise of a samurai detective; might boost it up Mt. TBR....
Thanks megami-no-ushi. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingrureadingwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

9 out of 10

I enjoyed this fast-paced murder mystery set in ancient Japan. The plot was complicated, and while I had my suspicions as to the murderer, I couldn't put all the different parts of the puzzle together. The historical information of Japanese society was interesting, and didn't slow the pace of the mystery. Thanks for the great book, megami-no-ushi. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingrureadingwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 14, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Released 3 yrs ago (5/14/2011 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Took the book to the Calgary BC Meetup at the Joshua Tree Cafe today. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingcrossingguardmawing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 14, 2011

This book has not been rated.

So I was told that this was a good book for me as I love mysteries. Only trouble is I am a picky mystery writer and prefer books with out weird names and places - more familiar North American! Not historical stuff. So will see if I can get into it. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingcrossingguardmawing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, July 05, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Starting a reno so clearing out my TBR shelf so I don't have to box them up.

Will take/send to next bookcrossing meeting. 


Journal Entry 8 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, July 15, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Picked up at the July Calgary BC get together 


Journal Entry 9 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, April 13, 2012

8 out of 10

This was an enjoyable murder mystery. I liked the random bits of Japanese history, and even Chinese history, that I recognized~ However, the mysteries became a bit obvious before it was time to reveal the solutions.

Thanks for the cool read! 


Journal Entry 10 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, April 13, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 2 yrs ago (4/14/2012 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Taken to get together 


Journal Entry 11 by DendriticTrees at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 14, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Picked up at the April Calgary BC meeting. 


Journal Entry 12 by DendriticTrees at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, August 10, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 2 yrs ago (8/11/2012 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Taken back to the Calgary Bookcrossing Meeting, I've run out of time to read it.

The Calgary Bookcrossing group meets every second Saturday in the Joshua Tree. Join us on Facebook! 


Journal Entry 13 by Herchelle at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, August 12, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Today I went to the Calgary Bookcrossing meetup with the intention of leaving my books there and come home with an empty bookbag. Yeah Right! That is ok because I got some of my old books back that I really do have to read; some books for my herchellettes to read while camping and some books that really look too good to pass up. Thanks everyone
I took this one because I really thought that it was on my wishlist, but I was wrong, and now I have yet another TBR. 


Journal Entry 14 by Herchelle at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, June 03, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Released 1 yr ago (6/4/2013 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

It is that time of year again! Spring cleaning my Mount TBR. I am sorry that I wasn't able to read this book, so I am bringing it back to the group to circulate.

Are you in the Calgary area ? Please check out our Facebook group, "BookCrossing Calgary" for details on where our meet ups will be held in the future. We are sad to report that Joshua Tree will no longer be our meeting spot, but best wishes to the Joshua Tree management and staff for their continuing success in their new location. 




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