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Samurai Detectives, Book 2: The Demon in the Teahouse
Samurai Detectives Series Book #2 of 7
Authors: Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler

Book Info

Published on May 21, 2001
Age Group: 9 - 14 years
Reading Level: AR: 5.3 (6.0 Points, Quiz #48145)
GLE: 5.8
F&P/GRL: U
DRA: 50
Lexile® measure: 730L

Summary:
In eighteenth-century Japan, fourteen-year-old Seikei, a merchant's son in training to be a samurai, helps his patron investigate a series of murders and arson in the capital city of Edo, each of which is associated in some way with a popular geisha.

Excerpt/First Sentence(s):
Seikei stood facing the target with his bow held ready. He fitted the notch of the arrow into the heavy string of the bow. As he pulled the arrow into shooting position, his arms strained with the effort of bending the bow while keeping it steady. Feeling the blood pounding at his temples, he took a deep breath, sighted down the shaft of the arrow, and released it.

It flew through the air as swiftly as a bird heading for its nest at twilight, and pierced the center of the demon's head on target.

Publisher Book Description:
When a series of fires in Japan's capital points to foul-play, the famous samurai Judge Ooka puts fourteen-year-old Seikei on the case to discover who's behind them. Determined to prove his worth as a samurai, Seikei poses as a teahouse attendant to gather information, and winds up entering the mysterious worlds of geishas and revenge. Can this young boy solve the mystery all of Japan is investigating and bring peace back to Edo?

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