Shinjū (novel)

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First edition
Author Laura Joh Rowland
Country United States
Language English
Series Sano Ichirō
Genre Historical mystery
Publisher Random House
Publication date
ISBN 978-0-06-100950-1
Followed by Bundori

Shinjū (1994) is the title of the debut novel by American writer Laura Joh Rowland, a historical mystery set in 1689 Genroku-era Japan. The main character, a yoriki (a lower-ranking police officer) named Sano Ichirō, investigates a double murder disguised as a lovers' suicide, and in the process, uncovers a plot to assassinate Shōgun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi.