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, dragons, magic, and divine beings – a world of heroism, magic, and steel. The clans have defended and served the Emperor for a thousand years both on the battlefield and in Rokugan’s courts. While conflict and political intrigue divides the clans, the true threat awaits in the darkness of the Shadowlands, behind the vast Kaiu Wall. There, in the twisted wastelands, an evil corruption endlessly seeks the downfall of the empire. The rules of Rokugan’s society are absolute, and the Great Clans must always maintain their honor, lest they lose everything in the pursuit of glory.

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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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Reviews

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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