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The Ennin Mysteries: Collected Stories 16-20

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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... ?


A mysterious martial arts dojo - the 'Hall in the Sea of Waving Pines' - has become notorious for the sudden, inexplicable deaths of those young students it has previously expelled.

Ennin travels to the Hall in the Sea of Waving Pines to investigate - and there discovers a Chinese martial arts technique that is as ancient as it is deadly...

Ennin retells a classic Zen story from medieval Japan.


A powerful daimyo is sick with a mysterious illness, which leaves him deeply afraid of water.

Ennin is asked to try and discover just what this strange sickness is - and whether there is any connection with the daimyo's recent, secretive trip to China...

One of Japan's most famous swordsmen has been found dead - but no one can say how he died...
A genius musician has built an instrument that can be played by the rain...
There is no relation between these two facts, surely...
Amazon Reviews for ENNIN

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

'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 mysterythat I have... ' Postscripter

'Five stars... ' Daphne Frampton

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

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

'Thank you Ben Stevens for writing the Ennin Mysteries... I love thecharacters... 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

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

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

'Really enjoyable... ' Menarue

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

'I was completely hooked by the Enninseries from the first story... Ben Stevens's writing style is somewhatlike a Japanese room arrangement... ' AcerAcer

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

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

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

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

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  • Publication Date: July 27, 2014
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 53 Pages
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