Thursday, January 8, 2015

Book Blast: The Iris Fan by Laura Joh Rowland

Please join author Laura Joh Rowland as she tours the blogosphere with HF Virtual Book Tours for The Iris Fan: A Novel of Feudal Japan, from December 9th - January 9th!

Publication Date: December 9, 2014
Minotaur Books
Formats: eBook, Hardcover

Series: Sano Ichiro Mystery Series (Book 18)
Genre: Historical Mystery

Japan, 1709. The shogun is old and ailing. Amid the ever-treacherous intrigue in the court, Sano Ichirō has been demoted from chamberlain to a lowly patrol guard. His relationship with his wife Reiko is in tatters, and a bizarre new alliance between his two enemies Yanagisawa and Lord Ienobu has left him puzzled and wary. Sano’s onetime friend Hirata is a reluctant conspirator in a plot against the ruling regime. Yet, Sano’s dedication to the Way of the Warrior—the samurai code of honor—is undiminished.

Then a harrowing, almost inconceivable crime takes place. In his own palace, the shogun is stabbed with a fan made of painted silk with sharp-pointed iron ribs. Sano is restored to the rank of chief investigator to find the culprit. This is the most significant, and most dangerous, investigation of his career. If the shogun’s heir is displeased, he will have Sano and his family put to death without waiting for the shogun’s permission, then worry about the consequences later. And Sano has enemies of his own, as well as unexpected allies. As the previously unimaginable death of the shogun seems ever more possible, Sano finds himself at the center of warring forces that threaten not only his own family but Japan itself.

Riveting and richly imagined, with a magnificent sense of time and place, The Iris Fan is the triumphant conclusion to Laura Joh Rowland’s brilliant series of thrillers set in feudal Japan.

The Sano Ichiro Mystery Series Titles

The Way of the Traitor
The Concubine’s Tattoo
The Samurai’s Wife
Black Lotus
The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria
The Dragon King’s Palace
The Perfumed Sleeve
The Assassin’s Touch
The Red Chrysanthemum
The Snow Empress
The Fire Kimono
The Cloud Pavilion
The Ronin’s Mistress
The Incense Game
The Shogun’s Daughter
The Iris Fan

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About the Author

Granddaughter of Chinese and Korean immigrants, Laura Joh Rowland grew up in Michigan and where she graduated with a B.S. in microbiology and a Master of Public Health at the University of Michigan. She is the author of sixteen previous Sano Ichiro thrillers set in feudal Japan. The Fire Kimono was named one of the Wall Street Journal’s “Five Best Historical Mystery Novels”; and The Snow Empress and The Cloud Pavilion were among Publishers Weekly’s Best Mysteries of the Year. She currently lives in New Orleans with her husband. She has worked as a chemist, microbiologist, sanitary inspector and quality engineer.

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


The Iris Fan Blog Tour & Book Blast Schedule

Tuesday, December 9

Book Blast, Excerpt, & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Wednesday, December 10

Book Blast at Literary Chanteuse

Friday, December 12

Book Blast at Queen of All She Reads

Monday, December 15

Book Blast at Layered Pages

Tuesday, December 16

Review at Book Dilettante
Interview at Dianne Ascroft's Blog

Wednesday, December 17

Book Blast at CelticLady's Reviews

Thursday, December 18th

Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Friday, December 19th

Review at Unshelfish
Book Blast at I'd So Rather Be Reading

Monday, December 22nd

Review at Broken Teepee
Review at Buried Under Books
Book Blast at Historical Fiction Obsession

Tuesday, December 23rd

Review at Book Nerd

Monday, December 29th

Interview at Bunny's Book Reviews

Wednesday, December 31st

Book Blast at Becky on Books

Sunday, January 4th

Review at Carole's Ramblings

Monday, January 5th

Review & Interview at Jorie Loves A Story
Book Blast at Brooke Blogs

Tuesday, January 6th

Review & Interview at The Bluest Butterfly

Wednesday, January 7th

Review at Book Babe
Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views

Thursday, January 8th

Book Blast at A Literary Vacation

Friday, January 9th

Review at Booksie's Blog


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