I. J. Parker
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I. J. Parker

I.J. Parker was born and educated in Europe and turned to mystery writing after an academic career in the U.S. She has published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, winning the short story Shamus award in 2000. The Akitada series, about an eleventh century Japanese nobleman/detective, now consists of fourteen titles plus a short story collection. The books are available in print, audio format, and on Kindle and are translated into twelve languages.
The two-volume historical novel THE HOLLOW REED is available on Kindle, and so is THE SWORD MASTER. These are set in twelfth century Japan during the Heike wars. An eighteenth century thriller, THE LEFT-HANDED GOD, is set in Europe and is also on Kindle and in print.

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    • Rashomon Gate

    • By: I. J. Parker
    • Narrated by: Roy Vongtama
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Sugawara Akitada is the son of impoverished nobility toiling at a low-level job in the Ministry of Justice....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well, okay, so...!

    • By Great Tutu Kona on 06-25-12

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Dragon Scroll

    • By: I. J. Parker
    • Narrated by: Roy Vongtama
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Sugawara Akitada's first official assignment is nearly impossible. He has been set up to fail. However, his three friends are determined to discover the truth in a town of dangerous secrets....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Anachronistic, with a weak narrator

    • By G. Steyn on 03-11-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Convict's Sword

    • An Akitada Mystery
    • By: I. J. Parker
    • Narrated by: Roy Vongtama
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Lord Sugawara Akitada, the senior secretary in the Ministry of Justice, must find the mysterious killer of a man condemned to live in exile for a crime he did not commit....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • meh.

    • By Russ W. on 04-03-17

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Black Arrow

    • By: I. J. Parker
    • Narrated by: Roy Vongtama
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    I. J. Parker's engrossing historical novels bring eleventh-century Japan to life in all its colorful, treacherous glory....

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Hell Screen

    • By: I. J. Parker
    • Narrated by: Roy Vongtama
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Akitada returns to his family and a scene of domestic unhappiness and scandal. A woman was murdered, and now he must find her killer, even if it means looking very close to home....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Hell Screen

    • By Don Alfonso Bosewas on 03-14-09

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Island of Exiles

    • By: I. J. Parker
    • Narrated by: Roy Vongtama
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    When the exiled Prince Okisada, the most illustrious prisoner of the penal colony on Sado Island, is poisoned, Akitada is called upon by the emperor's envoys to investigate incognito....

    Regular price: $31.50

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