Thursday, August 6, 2009
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn by Dorothy Hoobler
Seikei wishes that he could be a samurai but you can only be a samurai if you are born to it and unfortunately for Seikei, he is the son of a tea merchant. When traveling with his father he is the only witness to the theft of a huge ruby - but Seikei is sure that the thief he saw was a ghost. He is hand-picked by a wise judge to help investigate the suspected thief while learning the rules of being a samurai. Seikei finds himself in the middle of a deadly mystery.