A Bitter Taste

A Daidoji Shin Mystery Novel

A Bitter Taste

A Daidoji Shin Mystery Novel

By Josh Reynolds

Gentleman sleuth Daidoji Shin faces his trickiest case yet when he finds himself being framed for murder in this captivating cozy fantasy mystery from The Legend of the Five Rings

In the fantasy empire of Rokugan, when a Crane Clan auditor turns up dead in a soy brewery, all eyes turn to nobleman-turned-detective, Daidoji Shin… but not to solve the man’s murder; rather, Shin is the suspect. Now Shin must attempt to figure out who killed the victim and, more importantly, who framed him, all while outwitting the authorities on his trail – including a dogged Kitsuki investigator with a score to settle. Caught in a spider’s web of intrigue and with his enemies closing in, time is running out for Dadoiji Shin…

Legend of the Five Rings

Legend of the Five Rings

The realm of Rokugan is a land of samurai, courtiers, and mystics, of dragons and divine beings – a world of heroism, magic, and steel. Through times of peace and war, the samurai of the seven Great Clans have competed for power and influence. But as the trust between them fractures, those struggles turn ever bloodier. Former allies become fierce adversaries, and unlikely pacts are forged between ancient enemies. While conflict and political intrigue divide the clans, the true threat awaits in the darkness of the Shadowlands, beyond the vast Carpenter Wall. There, in the twisted wastelands, an evil corruption endlessly seeks the downfall of the empire. As the Shadowlands threat grows, samurai from the warring clans must put aside their differences and unite if they are to save the very soul of Rokugan.

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Publication Details

Series: The Daidoji Shin Mysteries, book 5
Page Count: 352pp
Cover Art: Xteve Abanto
Genre: Fantasy

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: August 6, 2024
UK On Sale Date: October 24, 2024
Paperback ISBN: 9781839083013
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: August 6, 2024
ebook ISBN: 9781839083020

About the Author

JOSH REYNOLDS is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories, including the wildly popular Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000. He grew up in South Carolina and now lives in Sheffield, UK.

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Praise for the Daidoji Shin Mysteries

“It’s a pleasure to follow the exploits of one of my favourite sleuths, Daidoji Shin… I love the voice of Shin – languid, biting, self deprecating – he slays me with his many humorous lines.”

Eyes to See, on Death’s Kiss

Death’s Kiss is another brilliant Rokugan story from Josh Reynolds, a fast-paced, intricately-plotted and highly rewarding journey through the Legend of the Five Rings setting, in the company of a charming, debonair protagonist with hidden depths and a knack for witty dialogue and amusing asides.”

Track of Words, on Death’s Kiss

Global Ebook On Sale: August 6, 2024
US Paperback On Sale: August 6, 2024
UK Paperback On Sale: October 24, 2024

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