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Laura Joh Rowland is the bestselling author of the mystery series set in 17th c. Japan that features samurai detective Sano Ichiro. She also wrote a historical suspense series that stars Charlotte Bronte, the famous Victorian author. Her work has been published in 21 countries, been nominated for the Anthony Award, the Hammett Prize, and the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, won RT Magazine's Reader's Choice Award, and been included in The Wall Street Journal's list of the five best historical mystery novels. The eighteenth and final book in the series is The Iris Fan. Laura's new book, The Ripper's Shadow (Crooked Lane Books, January 10, 2017), is a thriller set in Victorian England. It stars Miss Sarah Bain, a photographer with inside information about the Jack the Ripper murders.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan. She is a former aerospace scientist, a painter, and a cartoonist. She lives in New York City with her husband Marty.



December 28, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Book-signing party
Aunt Agatha's
213 South Fourth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
This signing has been canceled. I'm planning another event in Ann Arbor. Please check back for information.
January 11, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Book-signing party
Mysterious Books
58 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007
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