Laura Joh Rowland

Laura Joh Rowland is the author of the Sano Ichiro mysteries, which have twice been named Best Mysteries of the Year by Publishers Weekly. She lived through a natural disaster when Hurricane Katrina nearly destroyed her house in New Orleans, and now lives in New York City.

  • The Incense Game

    By Laura Joh Rowland

    Read by Bernadette Dunne

    A Novel of Feudal Japan

    Laura Joh Rowland brings us her most powerful and evocative thriller yet, The Incense Game.

    Starred Review. "...stellar... Once again, Rowland sets the bar high for her hero, who must navigate treacherous political shoals as well as deduce the killer's identity." - Publishers Weekly

    Released September 18, 2012
    English, Unabridged

  • The Shogun's Daughter

    By Laura Joh Rowland

    Read by Bernadette Dunne

    A Novel of Feudal Japan

    Sano Ichiro navigates a treacherous web of deceit and intrigue in the follow-up to The Incense Game.

    "Rowland's fans will find this novel not only well plotted and exquisitely written but also beautifully read." - Booklist (audio review)

    Released September 17, 2013
    English, Unabridged

  • The Iris Fan

    By Laura Joh Rowland

    Read by Bernadette Dunne

    A Novel of Feudal Japan

    The triumphant conclusion to Laura Joh Rowland's brilliant series of thrillers set in feudal Japan.

    "Voicing passion, anxiety, and confusion, Dunne ably captures star-crossed lovers Masahiro and Taeko, whose love illustrates the conflict between honor and personal happiness that has dogged Sano throughout the series. Sano Ichiro and the complexity of feudal Japan will be missed." - Booklist (audio review)

    Released December 9, 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • The Ripper's Shadow

    By Laura Joh Rowland

    Read by Alex Tregear

    A Victorian Mystery

    This Victorian mystery follows Sarah Bain as she investigates London’s most famous serial killer.

    "Tense, pacy and compelling; Laura Joh Rowland commands empathy for the Ripper's victims and sincere affections for her characters." - Stephen Gallagher, author of The Kingdom of Bones and The Bedlam Detective

    Released January 10, 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • A Mortal Likeness

    By Laura Joh Rowland

    Read by Alex Tregear

    A Victorian Mystery

    Photographer Sarah Bain is skilled at capturing others' dark secrets and expert at keeping her own.

    "Although Sarah and her friends are not always very good detectives, they are exceptionally persistent, and Rowland leaves us anticipating another entry in the series." - Booklist

    Released January 9, 2018
    English, Unabridged