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A Shinto river-dancer lies dead, stabbed through the heart...
Her lover - a wealthy merchant - is quickly charged with her murder, a bloodstained knife having been found concealed on his property...
Yet Ennin is determined to prove this man's innocence - in the face of almost overwhelming evidence to the contrary...
But just who, then, is the killer... ?

This is the 16th Ennin Mystery.

Amazon reviews for ENNIN

'That famous Japanese detective, the illustrious Ennin-sensei... Highly entertaining, although parting slightly from Japanese / oriental myth and customs, thus making the stories more accessible to the western mindset... ' Qualánqui

'The greatest of Japan's detectives, Ennin, and of course his trusted servant and chronicler Kukai... Full of intrigue, action and excitement... Great escapism... ' M. Dowden (UK), HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER

'I can't get enough of "The Ennin Mysteries"! Every story I read is so entertaining, I hate for it to end. I recommend this author to anyone who likes "whodunnit" stories!' Ruth Casey May

'Highly enjoyable... Stories are tight, punchy and uncluttered... Bravo, Mr. Stevens!' Damien Omen III

'The Ennin Mysteries are an absolute delight... ' sshap

'Stevens keeps on delivering... This is a great series... ' Abby Normal

'Love it! Simply amazed by how good these short stories are!' Edwina Callan

'Intriguing and good to read... Set out in a very eastern myth fashion... Recommend them to all and sundry... ' Chris

'I confess to being addicted to them for the depiction of medieval Japan, the characters and the enjoyable stories. I treasure each Ennin mystery that I have... ' Postscripter

'Five stars... ' Daphne Frampton

'I especially like the sort of quiet and abiding love that exists between Ennin and Kukai, master and scribe. Also, there's a kind of sweeping majesty in the description of Japan... ' Lisa

'Another good short story by Ben Stevens. Keep getting them can't seem to help myself. Try them yourself... ' Tigger

'Atmospheric, intriguing and entertaining... A rare achievement... ' Kenny51

'Entertaining read with Holmesian overtones... Interesting to read about imperial Japan... ' AC

'Thank you Ben Stevens for writing the Ennin Mysteries... I love the characters... My only complaint? I have read all the Ennin Mysteries - I want more... ' Momma Dahama

'Amazing... An inspiration... ' Valentine Williams

'Well-written... I've enjoyed many Ennin mysteries... Satisfying as always... ' S. Pearson

'A FUN READ!' Cowboy-not Wyoming

'Great book!' D. Stadler

'I love the different stories Ben Stevens comes up with... There is always a twist, and the solutions are imaginative... ' Jay Gold

'Multiple layers... Intriguing... ' CH

'I like the writer, I like the mysteries... ' Amazon Customer

'Really enjoyable... ' Menarue

'Very powerful' Bill

'Wonderful... I wipe my tears... I will read this many more times and keep this close to my heart... ' Candoar

'This excellent rendition of mystery, suspense and intrigue! I'm surprised these adventures haven't been made into movies or a TV series! They are that good!' Arnold Mount

'I was completely hooked by the Ennin series from the first story... Ben Stevens's writing style is somewhat like a Japanese room arrangement... ' AcerAcer

'Mystery from historic Japan... Like Holmes and Watson, but in an Asian setting... ' Nysa

'Very imaginative... Five stars' Hettieflorence

'How refreshing... Really delightful... ' Leyla

'These stories are always so amazing... Look forward to more... ' Eileen Sedgwick

'I love this series of short stories... ' Kay H

'Ennin does it again... Well written, evocative of the era, and suitably mysterious... ' K

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