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Parker, I. J. (Ingrid J.)

Overview
Works: 33 works in 158 publications in 8 languages and 4,361 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3616.A745, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by I. J Parker
The Masuda affair : a Sugawara Akitada mystery by I. J Parker( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11th century government official Sugawara Akitada discovers an abandoned, mute boy, and seeks his family while his faithful servant Tora tries to deal with the loss of his new bride to a powerful man. Eventually their two quests overlap
Island of exiles : a mystery of early Japan by I. J Parker( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the exiled Prince Okisada, the most illustrious prisoner of the penal colony on Sado Island, is poisoned, Akitada is called upon by the emperor?s envoys to investigate incognito. Posing as a prisoner, he discovers a deadly conspiracy, only to fall into the hands of brutal guards and disappear. It falls to Tora, Akitada?s devoted assistant, to begin his own dangerous search of the island for his lost friend and the truth."--Publisher description
Rashomon gate by I. J Parker( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bored with his job at the Ministry of Justice, Akitada Sugawara takes an undercover assignment to help his former professor at the Imperial University, until one of his students asks him to investigate the disappearance of his grandfather
The hell screen by I. J Parker( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spending a night in a monastery while journeying to the side of his sick mother, government official-turned-detective Akitada Sugawara finds his visit complicated by a young woman's murder, in a mystery set in ancient Japan
The fires of the gods : a Sugawara Akitada mystery by I. J Parker( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and Czech and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 11th-century Japan, Sugawara Akitada's ailing wife is expecting a child, and when he loses his job and tries to confront the nobleman who is responsible for his dismissal, he ends up suspected of his murder. With no income and a growing family to support, Akitada desperately plunges into the investigation of this crime, aided by his faithful servant Tora, inadvertently placing not only his own life, but also the lives of his wife and child, in grave danger
Black arrow by I. J Parker( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As "Black Arrow" opens, Sugawara Akitada assumes his new post as provisional governor of Echigo, a frigid province in the far north notorious for its hostility to outsiders. But the snow that threatens to completely isolate the region is the least of his problemswhich include a local uprising, a series of brutal murders, and a mystery thats as old as the frozen hills and a lot more dangerous
The dragon scroll by I. J Parker( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sugawara Akitada, an impoverished nobleman and earnest young government clerk in the Ministry of Justice is sent from the capital city on a nearly impossible mission to the distant province of Kazusa to discover why tax convoys are disappearing
The convict's sword : a mystery of eleventh-century Japan by I. J Parker( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A latest entry in a series inspired by eleventh-century Japanese life finds Ministry of Justice senior secretary Lord Sugawara Akitada investigating the murder of a man who was wrongfully exiled, a case that is complicated by the baffling death of a blind street singer
Black arrow by I. J Parker( Recording )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sugawara Akitada assumes his new post as provisional governor of Echigo, a frigid province in the far north notorious for its hostility to outsiders. But the snow that threatens to completely isolate the region is the least of his problems which include a local uprising, a series of brutal murders, and a mystery that's as old as the frozen hills and a lot more dangerous
The convict's sword : a mystery of eleventh-century Japan by I. J Parker( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some days he felt the shame of that half-forgotten promise almost like a physical blow, or a sword thrust into his belly, like that agonizing wound which had taken Haseo's life. Haunted by his vow to find the mysterious killer of his friend Haseo, Lord Sugawara Akitada, senior secretary in the Ministry of Justice, temporarily abandons his post and sets out to fulfill his promise
The dragon scroll by I. J Parker( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sugawara Akitada, an impoverished nobleman and earnest young government clerk in the Ministry of Justice is sent from the capital city on a nearly impossible mission to the distant province of Kazusa to discover why tax convoys are disappearing
Island of exiles : a mystery of ancient Japan featuring Sugawara Akitada by I. J Parker( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the exiled Prince Okisada is poisoned, Sugawara Akitada is called up by the emperor's envoys to investigate
Rashomon gate by I. J Parker( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of reduced nobility forced to toil in the Ministry of Justice, Akitada is relieved when an old friend, Professor Hirata, asks him to investigate a friend's blackmail. Taking a post at the Imperial University, he is soon sidetracked from his primary case by the murder of a young girl and the mysterious disappearance of an old man-a disappearance that the Emperor himself declares a miracle
The hell screen by I. J Parker( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akitada is on his way to the bedside of his dying mother when bad weather forces him to take refuge in a temple whose central treasure is a brilliantly painted hell screen. That night he is awakened by a terrible scream. While he slept, a woman was murdered, and now he must find her killer, even if it means looking very close to home
The crane pavilion : an Akitada novel by I. J Parker( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the loss of his wife and newborn son, Akitada returns home, ostensibly to care for his motherless children, but really to withdraw from the world into his grief. When his friends and family join in an effort to draw him out of his seclusion by tempting him with a mystery, he responds halfheartedly until he becomes intrigued by the young woman's alleged suicide and the slipshod way in which the police investigated. But more serious problems arise: he faces dismissal and punishment for having left his last post without permission. Then Tora and Saburo are arrested for the murder of a gambler. Their dilemma forces Akitada to delve into the world of a gangster boss who controls gambling and prostitution, and this time Akitada will not escape
The emperor's woman : an Akitada novel by I. J Parker( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"She was intended for the emperor but died at the bottom of a cliff near Prince Atsuhira’s private villa. The palace covered up the scandal. Months later, Akitada is drawn into the case when his best friend is accused of plotting against the emperor. Atsuhira, his alleged co-conspirator, refuses to defend himself. The mystery of the lady’s death unravels slowly, bringing danger to Akitada, whose household is already threatened by an ill-fated relationship between Genba and a prostitute which leads to his arrest for the brothel keeper’s murder. Surrounded by a cast ranging from outcasts and assassins to noblewomen serving in the inner apartments of the imperial palace, Akitada not only delves into murky palace secrets, but his efforts to solve two murders require him to examine the many roles played by women in his society." --Publisher description
Death on an autumn river : an Akitada mystery by I. J Parker( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a river journey to Naniwa to unmask officials selling information to pirates, Akitada witnesses the recovery of a body. The image of the drowned child prostitute follows him as his own problems and disasters multiply. Someone is sabotaging his investigation. His young clerk disappears, Akitada is attacked by two thugs, and armed men brutalize his family in the capital. When Tora joins his master, they both fall into the hands of the pirates and must fight a battle to the death to escape. But ultimately it is the tragic story of the dead girl that will haunt Akitada most
Death of a doll maker : an Akitada novel by I. J Parker( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An unexpected and dubious promotion sends Akitada to Kyushu, an outpost where illegal trade with China breeds treason and murder. Leaving behind his family, he faces obstruction and hostility at his new post and learns his predecessor, a man of expensive tastes, has disappeared under suspicious circumstances. As Tora and Saburo delve into the underworld of Hakata, Akitada tracks a ruthless traitor. The brutal murder of the Chinese wife of a doll maker sets into motion events that leave a trail of bodies. Worse, as the number of unexplained deaths mounts, Tora also disappears. Untangling the skeins of intrigue, Akitada follows leads from the seductive attention of a beautiful courtesan to the secretive business world of Chinatown and discovers that doing his duty has an even higher price than expected."--Publisher description
The shrine Virgin : an Akitada novel by I. J Parker( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an imperial princess disappears from the Ise shrine, Akitada, newly governor of Mikawa Province, has barely had time to settle there with his family before he is dispatched by imperial order on a secret assignment to locate her. The world Akitada finds at Ise turns out to be anything but spiritual. The pilgrimage town is a murky, dangerous place where no one can be trusted and where someone wants him dead. Gangs of robbers work the roads and forests, and two young women are murdered within days of each other. Although Akitada's mission becomes known, putting his life in jeopardy, he persists with the unlikely help of a dwarf. Meanwhile, Tora and Saburo, left to look after the new province in their master's absence, get involved in local problems and jeopardize Akitada's new appointment and his career Success is almost in sight, when a monster storm strikes the coasts of Ise and Mikawa
The assassin's daughter : an Akitada novel by I. J Parker( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifteen years after the brutal murder of an imperial prince, the crime casts its shadow on Akitada's family. The case is cold and the assassin dead, but his young wife's brother wants to marry the assassin's daughter, and Akitada is expected to clear his name. Worse, in doing so he must either destroy a friend's reputation or his own marriage. As Akitada searches for the truth among other suspects and unravels the secrets of the past, he stirs up fresh murder and shatters his own happiness."--Back cover
 
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Island of exiles : a mystery of early JapanRashomon gateThe hell screenThe fires of the gods : a Sugawara Akitada mysteryBlack arrowThe dragon scrollThe convict's sword : a mystery of eleventh-century JapanBlack arrow
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I. J. Parker Amerikaans romanschrijfster

I. J. Parker écrivaine américaine

I. J. Parker escritora estadounidense

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Ingrid J. Parker

Parker, I. J.

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Parker, Ingrid J., 1936-

Паркер, И. Дж

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