Death at the Crossroads: A Samurai Mystery (Samurai Mysteries)

Read Death at the Crossroads: A Samurai Mystery (Samurai Mysteries) PDF by Dale Furutani eBook or Kindle ePUB Online free. Death at the Crossroads: A Samurai Mystery (Samurai Mysteries) As this masterless samurai searches the countryside, he is caught up in a series of mysteries that test his strength and skills as well as his Confucian training.Kaze stumbles upon a corpse shot with an arrow at the crossroads leading to a small town. He becomes embroiled with an unlikely -- and untrustworthy -- cast of characters, who are as colorful as they are crafty. Matsuyama Kaze is a ronin, a Japanese knight errant. Each has secrets to keep and axes to grind, and it will take all of Kaz

Death at the Crossroads: A Samurai Mystery (Samurai Mysteries)

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Rating : 4.49 (816 Votes)
Asin : 068815817X
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
Publish Date : 2014-06-20
Language : English

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"Great Start to the Trilogy" according to A. Ross. The first volume in the Matsuyama Kaze trilogy (followed by Jade Palace Vendetta and Kill the Shogun) transports the reader to Japan in 160Great Start to the Trilogy The first volume in the Matsuyama Kaze trilogy (followed by Jade Palace Vendetta and Kill the Shogun) transports the reader to Japan in 1603, the first year in the long reign of the Tokugawa Shogunate. When the army of Emperor Hidyoshi was defeated at Battle of Sekigahara, hundreds of lords were killed, leading to thousands of samurai becoming masterless warriors, ie. ronin. M. , the first year in the long reign of the Tokugawa Shogunate. When the army of Emperor Hidyoshi was defeated at Battle of Sekigahara, hundreds of lords were killed, leading to thousands of samurai becoming masterless warriors, ie. ronin. M. A beautifully written novel of great literary merit. Margaret Chittenden Matsuyama Kaze (family name first, then given name) is a middle-aged Samurai, (age 31 was considered middle-aged, 50 ancient) in 17th century Japan. He is a Ronin--which is to say he is without a master, and is wandering in search of employment--although in this story, his wandering is in the nature of a quest, which he has undertaken at the dying request of The Lady--the wido. "Wonderfull New Historical Mystery Series - Yay!" according to P. Bigelow. This is a new series for Furutani. It features ronin Matsuyama Kaze, a freelance samurai, in 160Wonderfull New Historical Mystery Series - Yay! This is a new series for Furutani. It features ronin Matsuyama Kaze, a freelance samurai, in 1603 Japan. Kaze is on a quest to find the child of his former master. He is following one small lead after another with dwindling hope of finding the child he has been looking for during the proceeding two years. On his way to his next destination, he comes across a charcoal gatherer . Japan. Kaze is on a quest to find the child of his former master. He is following one small lead after another with dwindling hope of finding the child he has been looking for during the proceeding two years. On his way to his next destination, he comes across a charcoal gatherer

As this masterless samurai searches the countryside, he is caught up in a series of mysteries that test his strength and skills as well as his Confucian training.Kaze stumbles upon a corpse shot with an arrow at the crossroads leading to a small town. He becomes embroiled with an unlikely -- and untrustworthy -- cast of characters, who are as colorful as they are crafty. Matsuyama Kaze is a "ronin," a Japanese knight errant. Each has secrets to keep and axes to grind, and it will take all of Kaze's subtlety, stealth, and Samurai skills to unravel the mystery and unmask the killer.Richly atmospheric, filled with historically accurate detail, Death at the Crossroads evokes the world of long-ago Japan and the often lonely life of an honor-bound warrior. Kaze must travel across Japan until he fulfills a promise made to his dying Lord and Lady -- to find their nine-year-old daughter. It's a spellbinding, deeply satisfying mystery that will leave readers hungry for the next chapter in Matsuyama Kaze's journey of adventure.

--Dick Adler. In the first book of a planned trilogy, Dale Furutani first introduces us to Kaze in a scene straight from the Gregory Peck movie "The Gunfighter," as the wily, middle-aged samurai outwits a young challenger. The local lords are quick to pin the crime on a bandit chief, Boss Kuemon, but Kaze's investigation points to a less obvious killer. It was a constantly changing mosaic that recalled the intricately painted patterns on the expensive Satsuma porcelains he knew from his youth." Furutani's two modern mysteries, Death in Little Tokyo (which won an Anthony for best first novel) and The Toyotomi Blades, are available in paperback. Then, on the road to the country village of Suzaka, Kaze and a local char

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