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Parker, I. J. (Ingrid J.)

Overview
Works: 37 works in 161 publications in 8 languages and 4,323 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical 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 569 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 525 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
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 467 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
The hell screen by I. J Parker( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 416 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
Black arrow by I. J Parker( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 412 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
Rashomon gate by I. J Parker( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 407 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 dragon scroll by I. J Parker( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 391 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 351 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 )

6 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 81 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( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 81 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 79 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
Rashomon gate by I. J Parker( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 73 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 )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 54 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 hell screen by I. J Parker( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 54 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
Death on an autumn river : an Akitada mystery by I. J Parker( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and Czech and held by 22 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
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 )

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

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
 
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Island of exiles : a mystery of early JapanThe fires of the gods : a Sugawara Akitada mysteryThe hell screenBlack arrowRashomon gateThe dragon scrollThe convict's sword : a mystery of eleventh-century JapanBlack arrow
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I. J. Parker Amerikaans romanschrijfster

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I. J. Parker escritora estadounidense

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Ingrid J. Parker

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Parker, Ingrid J., 1936-

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