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The Ennin Mysteries: Collected Stories 11-15

by Ben Stevens

THE DARK SCROLLS

Allegedly dictated by the warrior-god Hachiman to a martial monk, the ‘Dark Scrolls’ are rumored to make anyone who has them in their possession truly invincible.

Lost for centuries, the Dark Scrolls are now being held in the castle of an arrogant daimyo named Kimura. Ennin is asked to retrieve these scrolls by another daimyo, Yoichi, so that they may be destroyed – the threat they pose to the security of Japan simply being too great.

But does Yoichi really have the best interests of his country at heart? And how, exactly, can Ennin obtain the Dark Scrolls from Kimura in the first place…?

THE FORTY-EIGHTH RONIN

A mysterious assassin is traveling to the inn where Ennin and Kukai are staying. Ennin has just enough time to inform his servant of the story behind this assassin’s desire to kill them both – and then the ‘Forty-eighth Ronin’ presents himself…

THE GEISHA AND THE VAMPIRE

A wealthy merchant has been driven mad – allegedly by the sight of his lover being attacked by a vampire in the form of a geisha. And, it is said, this ‘geisha-vampire’ has claimed other victims before…

Ennin sets out to try to discover the truth behind such stories – as Kukai quickly falls in love with a mysterious geisha who comes to him in a gloomy teahouse…

THE WATER BARREL

One rainy day, Ennin tells Kukai an ancient story from China’s legendary Shaolin Temple…

THE MOUNTAIN KILLER

A giant samurai refuses to accept that the war between his daimyo and another lord is now over. He remains on the mountain which divides the two territories, terrorizing anyone – even a ninja – sent to try to get him to come down.

The two daimyo request Ennin’s assistance. But how can Ennin succeed, where everyone else has failed…?

‘This Japanese detective is a fine addition to the burgeoning field of Asian historical detectives which began with Judge Dee (China) and runs through I.P. Parker’s Akitada…’ Mcb, 5-star Amazon review, THE ENNIN MYSTERIES: COLLECTED STORIES 6-10.

Cover Image: Oniwakamaru and the Giant Carp Fighting Underwater / Public Domain



The Bear: An Ennin Mystery #80

by Ben Stevens

A colossal bear has been terrorizing the inhabitants of a remote village…

The villagers claim that this enraged beast cannot be killed…

But just how, then, can Ennin hope to defeat such a creature…?

This is the 80th ENNIN MYSTERY

‘That famous Japanese detective, the illustrious Ennin-sensei… Highly entertaining, although parting slightly from Japanese / oriental myth and customs, thus making the stories more accessible to the western mindset…’ Qualánqui

‘The greatest of Japan’s detectives, Ennin, and of course his trusted servant and chronicler Kukai… Full of intrigue, action and excitement… Great escapism…’ M. Dowden (UK), HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER

‘I can’t get enough of “The Ennin Mysteries”! Every story I read is so entertaining, I hate for it to end. I recommend this author to anyone who likes “whodunnit” stories!’ Ruth Casey May

‘Highly enjoyable… Stories are tight, punchy and uncluttered… Bravo, Mr. Stevens!’ Damien Omen III

‘The Ennin Mysteries are an absolute delight…’ sshap

‘Stevens keeps on delivering… This is a great series…’ Abby Normal

‘Love it! Simply amazed by how good these short stories are!’ Edwina Callan

‘Intriguing and good to read… Set out in a very eastern myth fashion… Recommend them to all and sundry….’ Chris

‘I confess to being addicted to them for the depiction of medieval Japan, the characters and the enjoyable stories. I treasure each Ennin mystery that I have…’ Postscripter

‘Five stars…’ Daphne Frampton

‘I especially like the sort of quiet and abiding love that exists between Ennin and Kukai, master and scribe. Also, there’s a kind of sweeping majesty in the description of Japan…’ Lisa

‘Another good short story by Ben Stevens. Keep getting them can’t seem to help myself. Try them yourself…’ Tigger

‘Atmospheric, intriguing and entertaining… A rare achievement…’ Kenny51

‘Entertaining read with Holmesian overtones… Interesting to read about imperial Japan…’ AC

‘Thank you Ben Stevens for writing the Ennin Mysteries… I love the characters… My only complaint? I have read all the Ennin Mysteries – I want more…’ Momma Dahama

‘Amazing… An inspiration…’ Valentine Williams

‘Well-written… I’ve enjoyed many Ennin mysteries… Satisfying as always…’ S. Pearson

‘A FUN READ!’ Cowboy-not Wyoming

‘Great book!’ D. Stadler

‘I love the different stories Ben Stevens comes up with… There is always a twist, and the solutions are imaginative…’ Jay Gold

‘Multiple layers… Intriguing…’ CH

‘I like the writer, I like the mysteries…’ Amazon Customer

‘Really enjoyable…’ Menarue

‘Very powerful’ Bill

‘Wonderful… I wipe my tears… I will read this many more times and keep this close to my heart…’ Candoar

‘This excellent rendition of mystery, suspense and intrigue! I’m surprised these adventures haven’t been made into movies or a TV series! They are that good!’ Arnold Mount

‘I was completely hooked by the Ennin series from the first story… Ben Stevens’s writing style is somewhat like a Japanese room arrangement…’ AcerAcer

‘Mystery from historic Japan… Like Holmes and Watson, but in an Asian setting…’ Nysa

‘Very imaginative… Five stars’ Hettieflorence

‘How refreshing… Really delightful…’ Leyla

‘These stories are always so amazing… Look forward to more…’ Eileen Sedgwick

‘I love this series of short stories…’ Kay H

‘Ennin does it again… Well written, evocative of the era, and suitably mysterious…’ KD

‘This Japanese detective is a fine addition to the burgeoning field of Asian historical detectives which began with Judge Dee (China) and runs through I.P. Parker’s Akitada…’ DP

Cover image: Amakasu Omi no Kami / Public Domain



The Girl in the Suicide Forest: An Ennin Mystery #81

by Ben Stevens

She came to The Forest to die…

But then Miyuki Ichikawa discovered something…

Something lurking deep within that ancient ‘Sea of Trees’…

Something dark…

Something evil…

Something inhuman…?

And now Miyuki Ichikawa is running for her very life…

This is the 81st ENNIN MYSTERY

‘That famous Japanese detective, the illustrious Ennin-sensei… Highly entertaining, although parting slightly from Japanese / oriental myth and customs, thus making the stories more accessible to the western mindset…’ Qualánqui

‘The greatest of Japan’s detectives, Ennin, and of course his trusted servant and chronicler Kukai… Full of intrigue, action and excitement… Great escapism…’ M. Dowden (UK), HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER

‘I can’t get enough of “The Ennin Mysteries”! Every story I read is so entertaining, I hate for it to end. I recommend this author to anyone who likes “whodunnit” stories!’ Ruth Casey May

‘Highly enjoyable… Stories are tight, punchy and uncluttered… Bravo, Mr. Stevens!’ Damien Omen III

‘The Ennin Mysteries are an absolute delight…’ sshap

‘Stevens keeps on delivering… This is a great series…’ Abby Normal

‘Love it! Simply amazed by how good these short stories are!’ Edwina Callan

‘Intriguing and good to read… Set out in a very eastern myth fashion… Recommend them to all and sundry….’ Chris

‘I confess to being addicted to them for the depiction of medieval Japan, the characters and the enjoyable stories. I treasure each Ennin mystery that I have…’ Postscripter

‘Five stars…’ Daphne Frampton

‘I especially like the sort of quiet and abiding love that exists between Ennin and Kukai, master and scribe. Also, there’s a kind of sweeping majesty in the description of Japan…’ Lisa

‘Another good short story by Ben Stevens. Keep getting them can’t seem to help myself. Try them yourself…’ Tigger

‘Atmospheric, intriguing and entertaining… A rare achievement…’ Kenny51

‘Entertaining read with Holmesian overtones… Interesting to read about imperial Japan…’ AC

‘Thank you Ben Stevens for writing the Ennin Mysteries… I love the characters… My only complaint? I have read all the Ennin Mysteries – I want more…’ Momma Dahama

‘Amazing… An inspiration…’ Valentine Williams

‘Well-written… I’ve enjoyed many Ennin mysteries… Satisfying as always…’ S. Pearson

‘A FUN READ!’ Cowboy-not Wyoming

‘Great book!’ D. Stadler

‘I love the different stories Ben Stevens comes up with… There is always a twist, and the solutions are imaginative…’ Jay Gold

‘Multiple layers… Intriguing…’ CH

‘I like the writer, I like the mysteries…’ Amazon Customer

‘Really enjoyable…’ Menarue

‘Very powerful’ Bill

‘Wonderful… I wipe my tears… I will read this many more times and keep this close to my heart…’ Candoar

‘This excellent rendition of mystery, suspense and intrigue! I’m surprised these adventures haven’t been made into movies or a TV series! They are that good!’ Arnold Mount

‘I was completely hooked by the Ennin series from the first story… Ben Stevens’s writing style is somewhat like a Japanese room arrangement…’ AcerAcer

‘Mystery from historic Japan… Like Holmes and Watson, but in an Asian setting…’ Nysa

‘Very imaginative… Five stars’ Hettieflorence

‘How refreshing… Really delightful…’ Leyla

‘These stories are always so amazing… Look forward to more…’ Eileen Sedgwick

‘I love this series of short stories…’ Kay H

‘Ennin does it again… Well written, evocative of the era, and suitably mysterious…’ KD

‘This Japanese detective is a fine addition to the burgeoning field of Asian historical detectives…’ DP

Cover image: In a Fit of Jealousy Arai Tokichi Hurls a Rock at Ohana / Public Domain



No Sex-Trade Allowed in Thailand: Officially

by D. Farang

In addition to a review of the gigantic, albeit illegal (for locals and foreigners alike) Sex-Trade Industry in Thailand – this non-fiction book (No Sex-Trade Allowed in Thailand! – Officially) contains real-life stories of foreign “sex-tourists,” the concomitant Thai female Sex-Trade workers that service millions of distasteful “Johns” and their ever-present counterparts – Thai Ladyboys (also known as “Kathoey”). And when Sex-Trade workers (and their foreign “Johns”) go bad – they go really bad indeed – murderously bad.

In Chapter Three, the troubled life of an abused Thai teenager is revealed, as Jem (her real name) is introduced to the Thai Sex-Trade Industry – at the tender age of 18.

Finally, the harsh, chronic, largely unaddressed paradigm of sexual violence in the country is examined, perpetrated on locals, tourists and expats alike. Fasten your seat belts..



Hangzhou City Guide (Asia Travel Series Book 114)

by R.G. Richardson

Hangzhou City Guide – Interactive City Guide
Stop typing and start clicking on searches with over 2600 preset searches in the latest City Guides and Brochures from the author, R.G.Richardson.
No more typing, just pick and click with over 2600 preset searches for greater accuracy and ease. Stop using paper guides and start using our interactive city search guides and brochures that include Google and Yahoo that never out of date!
Use as white or yellow pages and use it even more often to keep up with what is going on and happening in your city! It also makes for a good gift or promotional item for somebody that has just moved to a new city.  Real Estate agents use it as a promotional tool and you use to check Real Estate listing, condos, or rental apartments available in the city.
Travel City Guides let you use the internet’s full power by eliminating errors with keywords. Google, Bing, Yahoo, Duckduckgo, Facebook, Twitter, Baidu, SlideShare, YouTube or Pinterest; click on the button and you are there; just pick and click the button, no typing. Fully mobile – it works on any device with an eBook reader and that has access to the Internet WiFi anywhere. Don’t think about typing, you are good to go with better results and fewer typos. Sit back in the coffee shop and search away on their WiFi! Our guides are organized into several targeted information Guides including hotels, airbnb, restaurants, pubs, historical sites, transportation, attractions, real estate, jobs and events. Stay up to date with what is happening in your city!
Our interactive ebooks search the web and are organized into several targeted information Guides including Hotels, restaurants, transportation, maps, hostels, pubs, family attractions, historical sites and on it goes for a complete guide that tells you everything you need to know including how to pack!
New 2nd Editions rolling out on all guides as of June 1, 2018.
New Real Estate and Job Employment Series.



Prague: A City of Romance: A Photo Travel Experience (Europe Book 1)

by Andrey Vlasov

Narrow, medieval paved bystreets, ornate stone bridges, pointed city halls, tempting smell of tasty and full-flavored food, cozy and slightly mysterious spirit of Old Europe – these are the things that make Prague one of the most desirable city to visit and attract hundreds thousands of travelers and tourists.

Prague is especially popular among those who is in love. If there was a vote for the most romantic city in the world, Prague would for sure be one of the main choice and maybe even take over its rival Paris. What is so special about the city that helps it to win the hearts of those who comes there even only once.

Explore Prague with an author of this book filled with hundreds of unfiltered photographs taken there in Autumn and maybe you will have the same feelings that Prague for you is a city of romance.



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