I. J. Parker

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I. J. Parker
Born (1936-01-01) January 1, 1936 (age 88)

Ingrid J. Parker (born January 1, 1936) is an American detective/mystery writer. She is best known for creating Sugawara Akitada, who solved crimes in the Heian era of ancient Japan.

Personal life[edit]

Ingrid Parker was born and raised in Germany.[1][2]

She was, until retirement, Associate Professor of English and Foreign Languages at Norfolk State University in Virginia.[3] Writing detective mysteries set in ancient Japan was an incidental result of initial research into 11th century Japan out of professional interest in Japanese literature of the era.[4][5] She was also influenced by the Judge Dee mystery series written by the noted orientalist and diplomat Robert van Gulik.[6]


Sugawara Akitada[edit]

See Sugawara Akitada for a complete bibliography.

Other works[edit]

  • The Hollow Reed vol. I: Dream of a Spring Night (September 2012, Ingrid J. Parker Inc.)
  • The Hollow Reed vol. II: Dust Before the Wind (September 2012, Ingrid J. Parker Inc.,)
  • The Sword Master (October 2013, 2nd edition, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, ISBN 978-1493553549)
  • The Left-Handed God (December 2013, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, ISBN 978-1493782192)