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The Ninja's Daughter

The Ninja s Daughter Autumn When an actor s daughter is murdered on the banks of Kyoto s Kamo River master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo are the victim s only hope for justice As political t

  • Title: The Ninja's Daughter
  • Author: Susan Spann
  • ISBN: 9781633881815
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
  • Autumn, 1565 When an actor s daughter is murdered on the banks of Kyoto s Kamo River, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo are the victim s only hope for justice As political tensions rise in the wake of the shogun s recent death, and rival warlords threaten war, the Kyoto police forbid an investigation of the killing, to keep the peace but HiroAutumn, 1565 When an actor s daughter is murdered on the banks of Kyoto s Kamo River, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo are the victim s only hope for justice As political tensions rise in the wake of the shogun s recent death, and rival warlords threaten war, the Kyoto police forbid an investigation of the killing, to keep the peace but Hiro has a personal connection to the girl, and must avenge her The secret investigation leads Hiro and Father Mateo deep into the exclusive world of Kyoto s theater guilds, where they quickly learn that nothing, and no one, is as it seems With only a mysterious golden coin to guide them, the investigators uncover a forbidden love affair, a missing mask, and a dangerous link to corruption within the Kyoto police department that leaves Hiro and Father Mateo running for their lives.

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    1. Marlene on said:

      Originally published at Reading RealityThe world portrayed within the pages of Susan Spann’s Shinobi Mysteries is endlessly fascinating. Not just because it is the past, but because it is set in the history of an area that those of us in the West do not know well. In this setting, we are even more fishes out of water than Father Mateo, one of the author’s two protagonists.This series takes place in Feudal Japan, not long before the time period of James Clavell’s famous novel (and TV minise [...]

    2. OpenBookSociety.com on said:

      openbooksociety/article/thThe Ninja’s DaughterA Shinobi Mystery, Book #4By Susan SpannISBN#9781633881815Author’s website: susanspannBrought to you by OBS Reviewer DanieleSynopsis:Autumn, 1565: When an actor’s daughter is murdered on the banks of Kyoto’s Kamo River, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo are the victim’s only hope for justice.As political tensions rise in the wake of the shogun’s recent death, and rival warlords threaten war, the Kyoto police for [...]

    3. Mieneke on said:

      The Ninja’s Daughter is the fourth book in the Shinobi Mystery series and it is a reunion with the regular cast and some of my favourite background characters, such as Ana, Gato, Ginjiro, and Suke. I really enjoyed the previous two books I’ve read in this series, Blade of the Samurai and Flask of the Drunken Master, and I was looking forward to discover what would happen next for Hiro and his charge Father Mateo. What I found in The Ninja’s Daughter was both an interesting murder mystery a [...]

    4. Stephanie on said:

      The Ninja’s Daughter was a real treat to read. I don’t think I have read a story that takes place in Japan during the 16th Century before. The culture, social norms, customs, class distinctions during that period are really fascinating and Spann really shows that in this story. Not only that but the political and social conflicts were interesting as well. Spann does a great job in keeping her readers engaged with the story and the mystery of who killed Emi. The Kyoto police do not feel that [...]

    5. Heather Webb on said:

      I've never been much of a Japanophile, but Spann's novels have continued to not only entrench me in the world of ninjas and samurai, tea houses and opium dens, and the fascinating political intrigue of 16th century Japan, but she has left me with a newfound yearning to visit this beautiful country. In reading THE NINJA'S DAUGHTER, I was once again rapt by a facet of Japanese culture--Noh theater. Add extra-juicy fighting scenes and some entertaining verbal sparring between priest and ninja, and [...]

    6. Reader's Hollow on said:

      **We received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**The whole mystery of the death was almost a parting gift when it came to the new direction that the characters were about to take. I felt the killer to be more obvious this round but, it wasn't exactly the murder I was interested in.Revisiting Hiro and Father Mateo was a delight. Their comfort with each other and how they play off one another is still fantastic. They are a curious duo and with some of the colourful side characte [...]

    7. Sharon on said:

      Actual 3.5 Review written for TLC Book ToursDisclaimer: I received a free digital copy of the book for my honest opinion.The Ninja's Daughter by Susan Spann is the latest novel in the Hiro Hattori detective mystery series set during 16th century Japan. Having not read any of the other books in the series, I don't think this detracted any from my enjoyment or understanding of the characters or their history together, as Susan supplies the pertinent information without going overboard to understan [...]

    8. Ryan on said:

      Before I sat down to start this review, I went back and reread my review for the second book in this series, Blade of the Samurai. I could cheat, copy and paste that review here, with maybe a few edits, and call it a day. For the most part, it would be an honest review of this book, but blogger ethics are kicking in. I figure I better get to writing a fresh review to convince you that no matter what, this is a book, and a series, worth reading.I should start with the similarities, just to get th [...]

    9. Terry Ambrose on said:

      "The Ninja's Daughter" is Susan Spann's fourth Shinobi Mystery. The series gives readers insight into a society that is long gone. A fascinating read, "The Ninja's Daughter" is filled with lies, deceit, and the inherent unfairness of a class society. Spann portrays well a society in which only some murders are considered worthy of investigation.HIro and Jesuit Father Mateo are dogged pursuers who must unravel a puzzle that will keep readers guessing until the end. Interactions between the two ma [...]

    10. Phair on said:

      So happy to have won a copy of this newest Shinobi mystery as a GR giveaway and it didn't disappoint. I love how each book in this series introduces us to a different aspect of 16thc Japanese culture. We also continue to learn more of the background of Hiro and Father Matteo. Coming to know the characters is, for me, more important to my enjoyment of a series than the mystery aspect.It appears the author has found a new publisher. Let's hope this series continues! I so look forward to a new and [...]

    11. Heather Fineisen on said:

      Fans of historical fiction and mysteries will be drawn to the Hiro Hattori Novels. Spann captures the essence of 1565 Kyoto through the characters of a master ninja and a Portuguese Jesuit Priest. I haven’t read the previous three novels and was able to follow along easily. I will be reading the other books in the series. Although I guessed the murderer in this one, Spann deftly lays out the suspects and the case for each being the culprit and the reader is right along with the investigation. [...]

    12. Harvee on said:

      This is another excellent, atmospheric mystery novel with enough twists and turns and suspense to kept me very interested. The characters are realistic, individualistic, and very likeable and I look forward to reading more about them in future mysteries by the author.My full review: bookdilettante/20

    13. Brin Murray on said:

      This is an entry into increasingly common genre of historical crime fiction, whereby the author takes a certain period in history and then works on a mystery plot, usually involving solving a murder in the traditional way.I’ve always thought this was rather a daft way to set about reading/finding out more about a particular period in history: if you want to know, why not simply read about Japan in the 16th century? Silly me: for the obvious reason, that it’s much more fun to read a story, an [...]

    14. Stephanie Torres on said:

      I love this.That's all I can really say about this book.It had everything that I was looking for; mystery, political intrigue, sword fighting, secrets, ninjas, and above all set in JAPAN. DURING THE SENGOKU PERIOD. What else can I say?It was beautiful and I loved every word, I adored the characters: Hiro and Father Mateo are such great pairs and I loved their friendship. As this is the 4th in the series (I had no idea), I'm looking forward to reading the next and am most definitely checking out [...]

    15. Susan on said:

      Set in 16th century Japan, Portuguese Jesuit Father Matteo and his (covert ninja) translator Hiro Hattori come across a young murdered woman. Since she is the daughter of an actor, she is declared worthless and the duo are forbidden to investigate. The setting is well researched but a little tough to take. As in most feudal societies, the culture portrayed in the book is filled with injustice and casual cruelty. The plot is satisfyingly complex and Hiro an intriguing character.

    16. Katherine on said:

      Another murder in Kyoto for Hiro and Father Mateo to solve. A young girl strangled to death on the riverside, a young merchant's apprentice arriving at their door in the early morning hours sure that he has killed her in a drunken stupor and asking their help. Susan Spann continues to bring medieval Japan to life, populating it with men and women of every rank and profession. Here we are introduced to a company of actors and so we learn of the tradition of noh theatre and those who perform it. A [...]

    17. Wendy on said:

      Original review appears on my blog, Musings of a Bookish Kitty for a TLC Tour. Review copy provided by publisher for an honest review:literaryfeline/2016/08The Ninja's Daughter (Shinobi Mystery #4) by Susan SpannSeventh Street Books, 2016Crime Fiction (Historical), 230 pgsThe year is 1565, and the political wind in Kyoto is shifting after the recent death of the shogun. Tensions are high and a possible war is on the horizon. An apprentice to a local merchant arrives on the Portuguese Jesuit Fath [...]

    18. Jessica Higgins on said:

      This mystery with a master ninja has mastered my attention!In Kyoto, Japan in 1565, a young woman is found murdered close to one of the river bridges. A young apprentice is shaken when he wakes up by the body is afraid that he may have killed her. He quickly solicits the help of the Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo and his Samurai attendant Hiro Hattori. When it is learned that the young girl is an actor’s daughter, the police have no need to investigate the death because it doesn’t matter as [...]

    19. Becky on said:

      Hiro and Father Mateo have made a name for themselves as clever and reliable investigators - more so than the local authorities for sure! So when a local merchant's nephew awakens next to a dead body, certain he'll be held responsible but claiming no memory of the crime, it's Hiro and Father Mateo he runs to for help. As it turns out, the police have no interest in pursuing a case; the victim is a local actor's daughter and her class precludes any investigation or charges. In spite of - or rathe [...]

    20. Erin Al-Mehairi on said:

      Susan Spann strikes again with another fabulous Hiro Hattori novel, the fourth one in her series. The Ninja's Daughter can be read stand alone, but it's been great fun to read the progression of the likable characters, as I've read all the books.This time, an actor's daughter is murdered on the river banks and Jesuit Priest Father Mateo, and his sidekick ninja Hiro, are on the case after a man who thinks he murdered her contacts them.In the wake of the Shogun's death, the country is in upheaval [...]

    21. Claire on said:

      I received this book for free as part of the Giveaways in exchange for an honest review.What a great little book! This is actually part of a series of Japanese murder mysteries, but I didn't feel as though I was missing anything important by starting in the middle of the books. The story works well as a stand-alone piece, and I enjoyed it.The book is full of Japanese references, and culture - I especially liked the explanation of 'The Tale of Genji'. The only issue I actually have is with the g [...]

    22. Aleen ~Lampshade Reader on said:

      Originally posted on lampshadereader: Blog Tour: The Ninja's Daughter by Susan Spann [Review & Giveaway]This was the perfect story to satisfy my mystery needs. Once in awhile I like to switch up genre’s and I find that it keeps me refreshed. Just like this story did. It was refreshing and satisfying. I was aware when reading this that it was the fourth book in the Hiro Hattori series. Jumping in mid series may not be a good idea, but somehow it did not deter me. Although the main character [...]

    23. Viviane Crystal on said:

      The daughter of an actor is found murdered by the side of Kyoto’s Kamo River, and a man who “thinks” he murdered her comes for assistance to the Portuguese Jesuit priest, Father Mateo, and his secret body guard, the master ninja Hiro Hattori. Hiro and Father Mateo are at odds initially as the latter believes there’s a mystery here to be solved and Hiro believes this is a messy business they should avoid. The latest Shogun has died and various groups are vying for this position, indeed ge [...]

    24. Melissa on said:

      See my other reviews at Never Enough BooksIt is autumn in Kyoto in the year 1565. When a young woman is found murdered on the shores of the Kamo River, the local police aren’t interested in investigating. The girl is an actor’s daughter, one of the many of low social status in the city.Master Ninja Hiro Hattori learns the girl is the daughter of a fellow ninja and feels obligated to avenge her. He enlists his friend and charge, a Portuguese Jesuit named Father Mateo, and the two soon find th [...]

    25. Patty on said:

      This is my third Hiro Hattori novel and I have to say that each one gets better. I’ve really come to look forward to the adventures of this rogue samurai and the man he is mysteriously paid to protect, a Portuguese priest. Things are not settled in feudal Japan when these two men find themselves pulled into another unusual death investigation. They are told in no uncertain terms to NOT investigate but of course they cannot obey this order. Each man has his reasons for wanting to find out who k [...]

    26. Carole Rae on said:

      Here I go again reading a series out of order. I swear - I am notorious for this. I will have to go back and read the others, because I want to know how we got here. I want to know more about the other crimes Hiro and Father Mateo have solved. I want more backstory about Hiro as well. This does decent as a stand alone. There are some references to past events and some characters from the other books have made an appearance. There were a couple of moments I was confused and didn't understand, but [...]

    27. Lauren on said:

      In 1565 Kyoto Japan, Hiro, a ninja, is sworn to protect foreign Jesuit Father Mateo. The foreigner doesn't completely understand the customs or culture of Japan so Hiro tries to help him with this and with translation. When a young kid comes to the two asking for help, they find a girl on a bridge, murdered. The girl happens to be Hiro's niece so together with Father Mateo, the two vow to find out what happened. Tensions are running high at this time in Kyoto with the police forbidding the inves [...]

    28. Kim Rendfeld on said:

      Susan Spann has a talent for writing a page-turning mystery that's so much more. In addition to being a whodunit, "The Ninja's Daughter" addresses matters of justice among social classes and, like her first novel, has a poignancy unusual for most books in this genre.The victim is from social class so low that the police don't think her death is worth the bother, although the cause is obviously not natural. Even if Hiro did not have a his own reasons to investigate, Father Mateo, believing all eq [...]

    29. Liz Milliron on said:

      I must be honest. Were I passing a table full of books, I'm not sure this would be my first choice. 1500s Japan? A samurai/shinobi and Jesuit priest duo? I'm not sure that my "thing."I would be wrong. Maybe I don't know what my "thing" is any longer.Spann's book is a wonderful trip back in time to another culture. It is the perfect combination of learning and just "being" in history. Some historical fiction authors rely on tedious explication. Not Spann. She simply drops you in the middle of the [...]

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