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An innkeeper has been arrested, accused of the mass-murder of his customers...
Ennin, however, is convinced that the real killer - or killers - inhabit the caves which lie outside of this lonely coastal village...
But in order to try and 'flush out' these killers - and thus save the innkeeper from execution - Ennin realizes that he will have to act as 'bait'...
This is the 26th Ennin Mystery.

Amazon reviews for ENNIN (various titles)

'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

'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

'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 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

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

'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

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

'A great read... ' Carter

'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

'This Japanese detective is a fine addition to the burgeoning field of Asian
historical detectives which began with Judge Dee (China) and runs
through I.P. Parker's Akitada... ' Mcb

'Delightful short story... Enjoy!... ' PeaTee (TOP 500 REVIEWER)

'(The) Ennin series is intriguing... Recommend these stories to all... ' Chris

Cover image: Kurokumo Oji attacked by a giant spider / Tsukioka Yoshitoshi / Public Domain

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