(PDF/EPUB) [Death at the Crossroads] Ñ Dale Furutani


Death at the Crossroads

Death at the Crossroads characters ô 107 Matsuyama Kaze is a ronin or masterless samurai destined to travel the countryside until he fulfills the dying wish of his lord's wife At a crossroads on the way to the town of Suzaka Kaze finds the bod. Death at the Crossroads is a uniue entry into the mystery genre the first in a trilogy It takes place in 1603 in feudal Japan and its main character Matsuyama Kaze is a ronin without a master samurai who is on a uest to search for his late master s young daughter As he travels from village to village he encounters unusual happenings In the precinct of Higashi he sees at a distance a man looking at a body at the intersection of 4 roads The man Jiro is a poor charcoal seller in the local village and the local district lord wants the murder pinned on him guilty or not Kaze interprets the evidence that is available and attempts to prove Jiro innocent At the same time he unmasks a demon that has terrorized another local village Kaze is a master of wordplay as well as swordplay In spite of his role as an avenger who kills without compunction in the name of justice he has much compassion for others and does not relish the act of death He treats everyone that he meets with respect even amazing Jiro by speaking to him in spite of the difference in their social levels I really wanted to like this book but it left me unsatisfied in a number of ways First of all the characters were almost entirely one dimensional Secondly although I appreciated the details of daily life of Japan in the 1600s I often felt that the author s research was showing and the interesting little historical tidbits weren t always integrated seamlessly into the narrative In spite of that this book is worth reading for its fascinating view of a time and place that are unknown to the average reader

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Death at the Crossroads characters ô 107 Aracters who are as colorful as they are crafty Each has a secret to keep and an ax to grind and it will take all of Kaze's subtlety stealth and samurai skills to unravel the mystery and unmask the kill. OK but not greatI have read a number of Japanese novels in translation and often they are written in a cultural context which doesn t provide a uick and engaging read Furutani does accomplish that even though some of the asides about cultural practices distract from the rhythm of the writing Will read the remains 2 in the trilogy

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Death at the Crossroads characters ô 107 Y of a merchant pierced by an arrow Not satisfied with the conclusions of local officials he sets out to solve the crime himself Kaze soon becomes embroiled with an unlikely and untrustworthy cast of ch. An OK story and an OK mystery Some of the sentences are uite impressive Much better than regular detective stories I like the spirituality that emanates from some of them The mystery in itself was not as captivating as other Japanese detective historical stories but I want to read a few books in the series before I decide Overall a solid 4 with potential for 5 on the second or third book in the series

  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • Death at the Crossroads
  • Dale Furutani
  • English
  • 24 May 2020
  • 9780688158170

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Death at the Crossroads] Ñ Dale Furutani Dale Furutani Ö 7 free download read & download Death at the Crossroads Attention readers the main character in this series is a version of Toshiro Mifune's lovable wandering samurai character developed in Kurosawa's Yojimbo and Sanjuro In the period that directly followed the famous Battle of Sekigahara 1604 ? many samurai who had been loyal retainers and employees of the feudal lords lost their homes and their positions when these warlords were hung for treason and their assets and property redis

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Death at the Crossroads] Ñ Dale Furutani read & download Death at the Crossroads Despite it's subtitle of A Samurai Murder Mystery I would really only classify this loosely as a mysteryThat lone caveat aside I found this to be uite an enjoyable fast paced read peopled with well developed characters in an unusual setting with an intriguing flavor all it's own With added bonus points for the fact that artistic l

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    read & download Death at the Crossroads review ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ö Dale Furutani Dale Furutani Ö 7 free download Death at the Crossroads is a uniue entry into the mystery genre the first in a trilogy It takes place in 1603 in feudal Japan and its main character Matsuyama Kaze is a ronin without a master samurai who is on a uest to search for his late master's young daughter As he travels from village to village he encounters unusual happenings In the precinct of Higashi he sees at a distance a man looking at a body at the interse

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Death at the Crossroads] Ñ Dale Furutani review ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ö Dale Furutani Dale Furutani Ö 7 free download I like good historical novels in any genre including or perhaps especially mysteries Dale Furutani's Samurai Trilogy fills the bill on all counts Each book is a fun read in itself with a great plot; the series holds together well as a unit with the overall uest or metaplot holding my attention throughout These books also meet my number one standard for historical fiction they teach me a significant amount about a time and place Of

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    review ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ö Dale Furutani (PDF/EPUB) [Death at the Crossroads] Ñ Dale Furutani Dale Furutani Ö 7 free download This review is for all three books in the Matsuyama Kaze setIf you are going in hoping for a 'detective story' you will be disappointed If you can't figure out the 'who done it' almost immediately in this not goodThe series is also ri

  6. says: review ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ö Dale Furutani Dale Furutani Ö 7 free download read & download Death at the Crossroads

    (PDF/EPUB) [Death at the Crossroads] Ñ Dale Furutani An OK story and an OK mystery Some of the sentences are uite impressive Much better than regular detective stories I like the spirituality that

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    review ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ö Dale Furutani (PDF/EPUB) [Death at the Crossroads] Ñ Dale Furutani OK but not greatI have read a number of Japanese novels in translation and often they are written in a cultural context which doesn’t provide a uick and engaging read Furutani does accomplish that even though some of the asides about cultural practices distract from the rhythm of the writing Will read the remains 2 in the trilogy

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Death at the Crossroads] Ñ Dale Furutani A samurai detective story If you are at all into these two things then this book is as cool as it sounds

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Death at the Crossroads] Ñ Dale Furutani review ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ö Dale Furutani So overall not a bad book but one I would only very narrowly classify as a mystery The actual murder mystery part of the story was secondary to explaining the world the characters lived in and the characters themselves The narrative does seem a bit dated but only because the author was constantly explaining various terms and ideas which in the 1990's might have been a bit unfamiliar to many North American rea

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Death at the Crossroads] Ñ Dale Furutani First book in the Samurai series The writing is very good and the main character Kaze is done well There is a good bit about Japan at the time The information is woven in well so there is no huge block of data to read The story of the series is the search for the 7 9 year old daughter of Kaze's dead master They were on the losing side in the battle to determine who would be Shogun They are all dead and Kaze can't join them unti

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