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Samurai Detectives, Book 5: A Samurai Never Fears Death
Samurai Detectives Series Book #5 of 7
Authors: Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler

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Published on March 1, 2007
Age Group: 9 - 14 years
Reading Level: AR: 5.2 (6.0 Points, Quiz #113364)
GLE: 5.5
Lexile® measure: 800L

Returning home to investigate the possible connection of his family's tea shop with smugglers, Seikei, now a samauri in eighteenth-century Japan, becomes involved in murder at a local puppet theater and saving the life of his sister's accused boyfriend.

Excerpt/First Sentence(s):
"Your family will think I treat you cruelly." Judge Ooka said.

Seikei was startled out of his thoughts. "No!" he protested. Then he asked, "Why do you think so?" for the judge always had good reason for anything he said.

Publisher Book Description:
For Seikei, the adopted son of the famous samurai Judge Ooka with a knack for solving mysteries, a trip home to see his real family isn't cause to celebrate. His brother has become mixed up with local criminals who use the family's tea shop as a front for a smuggling operation. His sister, meanwhile, has fallen in love with an apprentice to a puppet master who stands accused of murder. Somehow, Seikei senses the two are connected. His loyalties divided between his new family and his old, Seikei must find the real killer before it is too late.
Set against the eerie backdrop of the old Japanese puppet theaters, where life-sized marionettes were controlled by black-cloaked men, Edgar Award-winners Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler render their most satisfying mystery to date.

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