Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Virtual Tour & #Giveaway for Flask of the Drunken Master

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Flask of the Drunken Master
by Susan Spann

Publication Date: July 14, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Formats: eBook, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781250027061
Pages: 304
Series: Shinobi Mysteries (Volume 3)
Genre: Historical Mystery

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About the book:  

August 1565:

When a rival artisan turns up dead outside Ginjiro's brewery, and all the evidence implicates the brewer, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo must find the killer before the magistrate executes Ginjiro and seizes the brewery, leaving his wife and daughter destitute. A missing merchant, a vicious debt collector, and a female moneylender join Ginjiro and the victim's spendthrift son on the suspect list. But with Kyoto on alert in the wake of the shogun's recent death, a rival shinobi on the prowl, and samurai threatening Hiro and Father Mateo at every turn,

Ginjiro's life is not the only one in danger.

Will Hiro and Father Mateo unravel the clues in time to save Ginjiro's life, or will the shadows gathering over Kyoto consume the detectives as well as the brewer?

Flask of the Drunken Master is the latest entry in Susan Spann's thrilling 16th century Japanese mystery series, featuring ninja detective Hiro Hattori and Jesuit Father Mateo.

Praise for Claws of the Cat

"Spann matches period detail with a well-developed whodunit plot in her promising debut, the first in a new series set in 16th-century Japan."

Shinobi Mystery Series Titles

Book One: Claws of the Cat (Library Journal Mystery Debut of the Month)
Book Two: Blade of the Samurai
Book Three: Flask of the Drunken Master

Flask of the Drunken Master Available at Amazon   Barnes & Noble

About the Author

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Susan Spann acquired her love of books and reading during her preschool days in Santa Monica, California. As a child she read everything from National Geographic to Agatha Christie. In high school, she once turned a short-story assignment into a full-length fantasy novel (which, fortunately, will never see the light of day). A yearning to experience different cultures sent Susan to Tufts University in Boston, where she immersed herself in the history and culture of China and Japan.

After earning an undergraduate degree in Asian Studies, Susan diverted to law school. She returned to California to practice law, where her continuing love of books has led her to specialize in intellectual property, business and publishing contracts. Susan’s interest in Japanese history, martial arts, and mystery inspired her to write the Shinobi Mystery series featuring Hiro Hattori, a sixteenth-century ninja who brings murderers to justice with the help of Father Mateo, a Portuguese Jesuit priest.

When not writing or representing clients, Susan enjoys traditional archery, martial arts, horseback riding, online gaming, and raising seahorses and rare corals in her highly distracting marine aquarium. Susan lives in Sacramento with her husband, son, three cats, one bird, and a multitude of assorted aquatic creatures.

For more information please visit Susan Spann’s website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Tour, presented by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours, for Flask of the Drunken Master by Susan Spann.  My review is running a day late and will be posted tomorrow.  Please leave a comment or question for Susan to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter the giveaway at my stop by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.

Flask of the Drunken Master Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, July 6
Excerpt at What Is That Book About

Tuesday, July 7
Review at Book Babe

Wednesday, July 8
Guest Post & Giveaway at To Read, Or Not to Read
Spotlight & Giveaway at Raven Haired Girl

Thursday, July 9
Interview at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Friday, July 10
Guest Post & Giveaway at Unshelfish

Monday, July 13
Guest Post at Shelf Full of Books
Spotlight at The Never-Ending Book

Tuesday, July 14
Review at Beth's Book Nook Blog

Thursday, July 16
Excerpt & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More

Friday, July 17
Guest Post at Just One More Chapter

Monday, July 20
Guest Post & Giveaway at Booklover Book Reviews

Wednesday, July 22
Guest Post at Book Nerd
Review, Guest Post, & Giveaway at Queen of All She Reads

Thursday, July 23
Interview & Excerpt at Jorie Loves a Story

Friday, July 24
Guest Post at Book Dilettante

Monday, July 27
Guest Post at Reading the Past

Tuesday, July 28
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation

Thursday, July 30
Guest Post & Excerpt at at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!
Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews

Monday, August 3
Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views

Tuesday, August 4
Review at A Book Geek

Wednesday, August 5
Guest Post at Editing Pen

Thursday, August 6
Review at Diana's Book Reviews

Friday, August 7
Guest Post at Boom Baby Reviews 04_Flask of the Drunken Master_Blog Tour Banner_FINAL

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  1. This book looks excellent; I hope to get a chance to read it :)
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  2. The book sounds intriguing. Thank you for the chance to win.

  3. Thanks for this captivating and fascinating historical which interests me greatly and would be unforgettable. A very talented and creative author whose writing I enjoy. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. I first heard of this author and this series during the blog tour for The Blade of the Samurai; ever since, I've been decidedly interested in reading the series. I haven't yet got around to it though, so this seems a timely prompt (and opportunity)! Thanks so much for featuring this opportunity to read the book for free and to learn about such an interesting hist fic series! Cheers, Kara S

  5. This sounds very different and very interesting. Thanks for introducing me to a new to me author and series.