Claws of the Cat

Claws of the Cat

A Shinobi Mystery

Large Print - 2013
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In sixteenth-century Japan, master ninja Hiro and the Jesuit priest he is sworn to protect race against time to prevent a wrongful execution by solving the murder of a samurai whose death is linked to numerous possible suspects.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2013.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410463784
1410463788
Characteristics: 377 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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bookfanatic1979 Jan 16, 2014

I have mixed feelings. While the book provides a very detailed look at the customs and day-to-today life of feudal Japan, to me the characters sound like they’re from modern times. I was constantly having to remind myself that this was set in the 1500s. If you don’t mind the occasional modern turn of phrase, though, this book offers a satisfying glimpse into a little-known—to Westerners at least—world.

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athena14
Dec 04, 2013

Disappointing. I J Parker's Akitada Sugawara mystery novels are more interesting books set in historic Japan.

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