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.

    "Bernadette Dunne's performance immediately grabs listeners...Dunne's narration is compelling." - AudioFile Magazine

    Released Tue Sep 18 00:00:00 UTC 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 Tue Sep 17 00:00:00 UTC 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 Tue Dec 09 00:00:00 UTC 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.

    "There are so many fine things about this novel that it’s difficult to enumerate them all. The characters are beautifully drawn; the dialogue sparkles; the setting is vividly rendered…This is sure to delight followers of Ripper-themed fiction and all who cherish Victorian-era mysteries...narrator Tregear enhances this Victorian mystery with beautiful, authentic accents..." - Booklist, Starred Review

    Released Tue Jan 10 00:00:00 UTC 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.

    "Tregear moves smoothly among British accents reflective of the social classes and attitudes… Plausible motives and antagonistic behavior from everyone involved confound the sleuths, as do the tangles of their romantic lives." - Audiofile

    Released Tue Jan 09 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged

  • The Hangman's Secret

    By Laura Joh Rowland

    A story about the darkness that lurks within and the deadly secrets that beg to be revealed

    Available Tue Jan 08 00:00:00 UTC 2019
    English, Unabridged