The Ninja's Daughter: A Hiro Hattori Novel by Susan Spann

02_The Ninja's DaughterThe Ninja's Daughter: A Hiro Hattori Novel
by Susan Spann

Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Seventh Street Books
eBook & Paperback; 230 Pages

Series: Hiro Hattori Novels/Shinobi Mysteries
Genre: Historical Mystery

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Autumn, 1565: When an actor's daughter is murdered on the banks of Kyoto's Kamo River, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo are the victim's only hope for justice.

As political tensions rise in the wake of the shogun's recent death, and rival warlords threaten war, the Kyoto police forbid an investigation of the killing, to keep the peace--but Hiro has a personal connection to the girl, and must avenge her. The secret investigation leads Hiro and Father Mateo deep into the exclusive world of Kyoto's theater guilds, where they quickly learn that nothing, and no one, is as it seems. With only a mysterious golden coin to guide them, the investigators uncover a forbidden love affair, a missing mask, and a dangerous link to corruption within the Kyoto police department that leaves Hiro and Father Mateo running for their lives.
In The Ninja’s Daughter, Susan Spann’s poetic voice brilliantly captures the societal disparities, political intrigues, and martial conflicts of sixteenth-century Japan through the persevering efforts of ninja detective Hiro Hattori to solve a murder authorities consider of no consequence.” -JEFFREY SIGER, International Bestselling Author
My Review
Four Stars
Copy received from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for an honest review
Susan Spann is a great author! I've read a few books by her and I've enjoyed each one.  "The Ninja's Daughter"is a short story but a great read.  Here the story continues with Hiro, who is present in other stories as well. One of the reasons I immediately jump to read Spann is the rich history that she always include in her books.  I feel smarter after reading them. Hiro and Father Mateo were an interesting pair. The story is a mystery that instantly engaged me as a reader. I thought the pacing of the story was great and I was interested to see how the story would unfold

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About the Author03_Susan Spann

Susan Spann is the author of three previous novels in the Shinobi Mystery series: Claws of the Cat, Blade of the Samurai, and Flask of the Drunken Master. She has a degree in Asian Studies and a lifelong love of Japanese history and culture. . When not writing, she works as a transactional attorney focusing on publishing and business law, and raises seahorses and rare corals in her marine aquarium.

For more information please visit Susan Spann's website. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

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