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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (111 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: I. J. Parker Narrator: Roy Vongtama Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sugawara Akitada Series Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9781415962336
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I. J. Parker's phenomenal Akitada mystery series has been gaining fans with each new novel. The latest, The Convict's Sword, is the most fully realized installment to date, weaving history, drama, mystery, romance, and adventure into a story of passion and redemption.

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. Meanwhile, Akitada's retainer, Tora, investigates the sudden death of a blind street singer, whose past life is a bigger mystery than anyone thought. Told in Parker's clever, vivid prose, The Convict's Sword is a must-read for those who love well-written mysteries in an exotic setting.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alana | 10/16/2013

    " If only I lived in 11th century Japan.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 judy | 5/19/2013

    " Her books are convoluted but this one was beyond the pale. Apart from that, I've never encountered an author who could turn her appealing main character into a detestable jerk six books into the series. Have to admit I may not want to spend time with this doofus again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 5/14/2013

    " Mystery set in ancient Japan. Interesting concept. Not sure how much of the cultural setting is correct, but it sounds authentic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 10/18/2012

    " I love all her books, haha. They're my weakness! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 5/4/2012

    " Another in what is a very consistent series. A very enjoyable read. I skipped several titles in the series due to local unavailability. Not necessary to have read the others, but there was a bit of missing background. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 christopher | 4/8/2012

    " currently listening to this in my car. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk | 11/28/2011

    " The Sugawara Akitada series is intelligently written and can sometimes take its readers by surprise! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thomas | 2/1/2011

    " In the end, far too complicated and the end result unsatisfying. Sort of evocative of the time period. It passed the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mieczyslaw | 1/19/2011

    " The Sugawara Akitada series is intelligently written and can sometimes take its readers by surprise! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 7/26/2010

    " I love all her books, haha. They're my weakness! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thomas | 7/26/2009

    " In the end, far too complicated and the end result unsatisfying. Sort of evocative of the time period. It passed the time. "

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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.