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The Black Spot: An Ennin Mystery #73

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First there appears the dreaded 'Black Spot' - daubed on the statues and walls of a temple in Nagasaki's Chinatown...
Then a grinning westerner with no ears presents himself, to the obvious dismay of the temple priest...
Ennin investigates, fast uncovering a sordid tale of deception, torture, robbery and murder... This is the 73rd Ennin Mystery.

'Ennin is a man of many parts and is able to solve problems with both intellectual and physical strength... Satisfying and enjoyable... ' Gayle Decker

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

'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 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

'Ben Stevens has a great imagination and historic grounding... ' Betty Rubenstein

'These stories are always so amazing... ' Eileen Sedgwick

'The Ennin Mysteries are an absolute delight... Ennin Rocks!' 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... ' Chris

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

'Very imaginative... ' Hettieflorence

'Ennin Does It Again... These small mysteries are each little gems... ' DH

'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

'This ever-evolving excellent series... A feudal Japanese Sherlock Holmes... ' DC

'Thoroughly enjoyed it... ' 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... Try them yourself... ' Tigger

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

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

'Quite ingenious... ' Vikas Datta

'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

'If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this... ' Mamakile

'The famous Ennin-sensei solves another case... ' Carolyn Hertz

'Wonderful... I wipe my tears... (a) profound message on the attitude needed by humans today... I will read this many more times and keep this close to my heart... ' Candoar

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

'A FUN READ!' Cowboy-not Wyoming

'Very similar to Holmes and Watson... Cleverly written and filled with facts regarding old Japan... ' Eileen Sedgwick

'Good plot tension and a clever twist... Ennin has made many enemies through his uncanny ability to solve murder mysteries... ' M Brown

'Five stars - again!' Ted Calbazana

'Lovely... ' hanna el manzalaoui

'Couldn't put it down! Looking forward to reading this series from the start... ' Von Alkawari Cover image: Destroying Chinese war junks / Edward Duncan / Public Domain

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  • Publication Date: September 18, 2016
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Print Length: 27 Pages
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