Nov 17, 2019

It's Monday! Reading Japan and Vietnam

Ghost of the Bamboo Road (Shinobi Mystery #7)

Ghost of the Bamboo Road by Susan Spann

November 12, 2019, copy from Seventh Street Books

 Master ninja Hiro Hattori and Jesuit priest Father Mateo of Portugal solve crimes and mysteries on their journeys in 16th century Japan.  In Ghost of the Bamboo Road, seventh in the series, the two must deal with what appears to be a vengeful ghost that terrorizes a mountain village.

The Red Lotus

The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian

Uncorrected proof, borrowed ebook, March 17, 2020, Doubleday
Genre: thriller, suspense
 (A)n American man vanishes on a rural road in Vietnam, and his girlfriend, an emergency room doctor, follows a path that leads her home to the very hospital where they met. (publisher)

What are you reading this week?
It's Monday: What Are You Reading is hosted by Book Date.


  1. I have The Red Lotus from NG - hope we both love it!

  2. Ooh, I'm eager to get The Red Lotus. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I like the sound of Red Lotus, the author has been on my TBR list for a while adding this to my wishlist

    Wishing you a great reading week

  4. Both books look good. I hope you enjoy them. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  5. The Red Lotus looks to be very interesting. Chris Bohjalian lives not far from here, but over the border in Vermont. I wonder what sorts of research he had to do for this one. I'll keep a look out. Thanks!

  6. These have fabulous covers. I like the settings for the two books also. I’ve read Chris Bohjalian in the past and I liked his work. I hope you enjoy them both!

  7. Ghost of the Bamboo Road gets my interest with the detective duo in 1566.
    Happy Reading!

  8. THE RED LOTUS looks VERY good.

    ENJOY it and all of your books.

  9. 'Detective' fiction set in 16th century Japan is an interesting concept .


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