Island of Exiles (Sugawara Akitada Series #5)

Island of Exiles (Sugawara Akitada Series #5)

by I. J. Parker

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ISBN-13: 9780143112594
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/25/2007
Series: Sugawara Akitada Series , #5
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.04(w) x 7.71(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

I. J. Parker, winner of the Shamus Award for "Akitada’s First Case," a short story published in 1999, lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She writes regularly for Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.

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Island of Exiles (Sugawara Akitada Series #5) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Shayheyred More than 1 year ago
I've read all of I. J. Parker's Sugawara Akitada books, and this is by far the best. Though there is the requisite mystery, it's really more of a thriller, with self-doubting hero Akitada in more trouble than usual, and more desperate circumstances. I'm fond of Akitada because he's flawed: stubborn, insecure, clueless about women and given to moodiness. Just my kind of hero! The location and circumstances of the crime and the plot are fascinating, adding to my respect for Parker's research and ability to spin a good story.
klaidlaw on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While this book may be number five in the series, it falls after Black Arrow and before the Hell Screen in chronological order. I think the writing is probably some of the best so far. Sugawara goes undercover in this story to get to the truth in the murder of a princely exile on the island of Sadoshima. The author does a good job of writing a story that stands on its own, but if you have read the earlier books (chronologically) you will have a more in depth understanding of the main character. One of the things I like about Parker's writing is that the story of medieval Japan comes to life without the author beating the reader over the head with "look at all I know about this period of history" details. I am looking forward to the next installment of Sugawara Akitada and his trusty sidekick Taro. (I hate to say it, but sometimes I think of the Lone Ranger and Tonto riding in over the hills to save the day for truth, justice and the Confucian way).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago