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A tangled web of deceit strikes very close to home in this new mystery of ancient Japan featuring Sugawara Akitada Eleventh-century Japan is the expertly realized setting for I. J. Parker's ingenious mystery series featuring sleuth Sugawara Akitada. In The Hell Screen , Akitada is on his way to the bedside of his dying mother when bad weather forces him to take refuge in a temple whose central treasure is a brilliantly painted hell screen. Perhaps its violent imagery influences his dreams: that night he is awakened by a scream. It's only after Akitada returns to a scene of domestic unhappiness and scandal that the significance of that cry becomes clear. For while he slept, a woman was murdered, and now he must find her killer.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143035626
ISBN-10: 0143035622
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ingrid J. Parker

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."