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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:31 am    Post subject: The Sugawara Akitada series Reply with quote
I recently discovered I.J. Parker's Sugawara Akitada series - detective stories set in the mid-Heian period. Anyone with an interest in the Heian period should find these books enjoyable. Tales from the Konjaku Monogatari and other collections have been incorporated into the plots as well parts of Tang Dynasty Chinese detective stories.

So far there are five books in the series, staring with The Dragon Scroll, and there are sample chapters on the author's website.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I very much enjoy this series. There's also a cheap download (under $1) of an original Sugiwara story on Amazon.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Right, and the short story that won an award is available free from the author's site.

How about the Sano Ichiro series? Reviews of the books give the impression they are not all of the same quality, so I haven't bought any yet.
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