The Samurai Detective

The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
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Series: The Samurai Detective, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,710. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Fourteen-year-old Seikei has always wished to be a samurai. But as the son of a tea merchant, achieving his dream seems impossible. However, when a priceless ruby is stolen by a ghost, Seikei finds himself caught up in the hunt for the thief. The samurai Judge Ooka, Japan's version of Sherlock Holmes, sends Seikei on a mission that will require him to be as brave and resourceful as any samurai.
The Demon in the Teahouse
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Series: The Samurai Detective, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,840. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Someone is murdering geishas, the beautiful, mysterious women of Japan. The famous samurai Judge Ooka is called to solve the mystery, and he assigns his teenage stepson Seikei to work in one of the teahouses where geishas entertain. Seikei winds up entering the dark worlds of demons and revenge, as he struggles to find out who the killer is before he himself becomes a victim.
In Darkness, Death
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Series: The Samurai Detective, Book 3. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 40,710. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Judge Ooka, the 18th-century master sleuth of Japan, once again sends his teenage adopted son, Seikei, on a journey of investigation. This time Seikei must find the shape-shifting ninja who killed a nobleman as he slept. The trail leads him to a mysterious mountain where only the chosen may go. All he has to protect himself is a a mysterious stone whose power he does not fully understand.
The Sword That Cut the Burning Grass
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Series: The Samurai Detective, Book 4. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 40,040. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
When the samurai apprentice Seikei is sent to persuade the 14-year-old emperor to carry out his duties, he thinks it will be a simple task. Then the emperor is kidnapped, and the ceremonial sword that carries immense power is stolen. Seikei must find them both before they fall into the wrong hands, and his only helpers are a servant girl and a mysterious old man.
A Samurai Never Fears Death
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Series: The Samurai Detective, Book 5. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 38,470. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Seikei, the adopted son of Japan's greatest sleuth, returns to Osaka, the city of his birth. While attending the famous puppet theater, he is witness to a murder. And when he joins the theater troupe, another murder takes place--with Seikei's own sword! To get to the bottom of the mystery, Seikei must use all his skills and follow the threads that lead to a master criminal who is also a puppet.
The Red-Headed Demon
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Series: The Samurai Detective, Book 6. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 48,790. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
This seventh book in the Samurai Detective series sees adopted samurai Seikei take charge of a "red-headed demon"--a boy from a foreign country who seems to want nothing but dumplings. Unfortunately, many people, including a murderer, want to take the boy away from Seikei. The long voyage by land and sea proves to be full of adventure and daring.