Dragon King's Palace
The Dragon King's Palace takes place in Japan, in June 1682. Lady Keisho-in, Reiko (the wife of Sano Ichiro), Lady Yanagisawa, and Midori, have all decided to go on a trip. They get attacked, kidnapped, and taken to the Dragon King's Palace. They are kept in a tower, with nearly no food or water, and Midori is expecting a baby. When Reiko escapes the tower she gets caught by the guards, and meets the Dragon King, who seems to like her a little too much. ... Perfumed Sleeve
St. Martin's, Apr 2004, 24.95
In 1694 Edo, violence explodes between supporters of the shogun's cousin Lord Matsudaira and followers of the shogun's second-in-command Chamberlain Yanagisawa as both side lay claim as the successor. This leads to the death of elderly councilman Makino Narisada though his demise seems of natural causes. The deceased's valet asks the shogun's investigator Sano Ichiro, to look into his death.
San... The Pillow Book Of Lady Wisteria
St. Martin's, Apr 2002, 23.95, 304 pp.
In a classy Yoshiwara brothel, someone murders the shogun's heir, Lord Matsudaira Mitsuyoshi in the boudoir of Lady Wisteria, who has since vanished. Anyone with ambition or even remote connections in Edo decides to solve the homicide in order to gain favor with the shogun. Though still recuperating from his harrowing previous case, the shogun's Most Honorable Investigator of Events, S...