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by James Melville

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  • ISBN 074720067X
  • ISBN13 978-0747200673
  • Language English
  • Author James Melville
  • Publisher Headline; 1st Ed. edition (1988)
  • Pages 208
  • Formats docx mobi docx mobi
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Size ePub 1403 kb
  • Size Fb2 1275 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 418


The Reluctant Ronin Mass Market Paperback – May 29, 1989. Superintendent Tetsuo Otani of the Kobe Police Force is back for his ninth appearance.

The Reluctant Ronin Mass Market Paperback – May 29, 1989. by. James Melville (Author). A Dutch woman named Marianna van Wijk has been killed under mysterious circumstances during a fire. While Otani officially removes himself from the case because of the family connection, he directs his subordinates from behind the scenes.

The Bogus Buddha: A Superintendent Otani Mystery. Melville (The Wages of Zen) turns in his usual superb performance, with his unerring eye for telling detail and his flair for depicting the nuances of modern Japanese life

The Bogus Buddha: A Superintendent Otani Mystery. Melville (The Wages of Zen) turns in his usual superb performance, with his unerring eye for telling detail and his flair for depicting the nuances of modern Japanese life.

Bogus Buddha is 12th in the 13 book series by James Melville following the psychological growth and maturation of Supt Otani and wife Hanae from their 40s in the midcentury to their 70s in the last and final book The Body Wore Brocade. Bogus Buddha is the most marked turning point for Otani from male chauvinist Japanese machoism toward respect for women, including his sister in law Michiko Yanagida professor of history at a prestigious private university.

The Reluctant Ronin ' is the tenth Superintendent Otani novel, featuring ' the Japanese answer to Maigret ' ". Observer. Seller Inventory 6677.

Book in the Tetsuo Otani Series). After a picture of Otani and his family is discovered on a dead woman's body, Otani's wife confesses she once saw the woman kissing Otani's son-in-law. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780684189475. Release Date:May 1988.

The Reluctant Ronin book. James Melville was born in London in 1931 and educated in North London. He read philosophy at Birkbeck College before being conscripted into the RAF, then took up school-teaching and adult education. Most of his subsequent career has been spent overseas in cultural diplomacy and educationa Roy Peter Martin is an English author who has written under the pseudonyms James Melville and Hampton Charles.

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Right wing organized crime religious affectations, real estate insurance fraud, money laundering, arson, profitable designer pharmaceuticals, adultery, vanity, insecure offended dignity of the uncertain and incompetent Reluctant Ronin is 10th in the 13 book Superintendent Otani series covering ages 40-70 of Tetsuo and Hanae Otani starting with #1 The Wages of Zen. The Otani marriage evolves from traditional Japanese male chauvinism of mid-twentieth century through the roaring 1990s, with Supt Otani allowing for glimmering awareness of the presence and perhaps even competence of females, most personally through the 1960s political Maoist activism of his daughter Akiko, and gradually through the assertiveness of wife Hanae. Prejudice against gaijin, foreigners, and loyalty to lifelong supportive family friends, also suffers abrasion through experience #2 A Sort of Samurai.

As individuals, as a family, as a country, its culture, police procedure, the interaction of prefectural police and the NPA National Police Agency in Tokyo and the CIA equivalent, all undergo evolution and reshuffling of priorities and spheres of influence through the series. The Yakuza organized crime syndicates, the underworld of the poor marginalized excluded minorities Burakumin, the vile, the kind, the unnoticed grammas hanging out windows watching the streets all day long, everyone has their role in the series. Each character is woven and rewoven throughout the storyline. What a wonderful film series this would make.

Dense, architecturally well engineered series, writing is exceptional with words, adjectives, adverbs thrown in at odd moments to spice up the emotional color of the scenes. 5*
Delirium
Unbeknown to the Otanis their son-in-law has been acting differently toward his wife and little boy since their return from living in London, more distant and staying out until late at night. This isn't atypical Japanese male behavior, but wasn't his style at all. Then ... [but you'll have to read it for yourself].

At the police station, Otani's newest department is adjusting more to Otani's loose style, which Otani appreciated. While not my favorite in the series, it still is excellent.
Dugor
I have read most of Melvilles books and I treasure them all since it gives me such an intimate view of a part of Japanese culture. I appreciate the author's wonderful treatments of the Japanese countryside and culture. Though I have not visited Japan, and would love to do so, these books help me in my vicarious trips to the land. Many many many thanks.
Puchock
I loved this whole series. Good characters, classic mystey style, good writing. I learned so much about Japanese culture today.
Lamranilv
Inspector Otani novels have to be read by any serious detective story maven. The book came in great condition. Good turn around time.