Seven Paths to Death (Samurai Mysteries)
Seven Paths to Death is a gripping mystery that will have you turning the pages to find out what will happen next.
The language is a little simple for those who like their mysteries to be suspenseful and dark, but it is a good escape for a few hours. While the mystery is a little weak and the strong mystery reader will see the connections quickly, the action, suspense, and intrigue are likely to keep your attention. I have read a few of this series before and it is not necessary to have read the previous books to enjoy this one.
Reader beware: this is not for the faint of heart or easily grossed out. In this book Seikei is drawn into a mystery involving a man found near death with part of a map tattooed on his back. Ends up this map is This is the final book in the Samurai Mysteries series.
Ends up this map is tattooed on seven different men's backs. Seikei and Judge Ooka need to find out where the map leads if they are going to unravel a plot to overthrow the shogun. As I said this is pretty much on par with previous books. There is not as much adventure in this book, it is more of a mystery.
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Seikei spends a lot more time with Judge Ooka than by himself. In this book we learn a lot about the history of the yakuza and the Japanese art of tattooing. The writing style is somewhat simplistic, which matches the previous books in this series. Overall it was a great mystery with some very interesting historical facts about Japan thrown in.
The ending wraps the story up nicely, but there really isn't anything pointing at this book being the last book in the series. I keep wondering if they will write more books, but on their website it states that this is the last one. I would recommend this book for younger readers elementary school to middle school who like mystery and action. View 1 comment. Mar 30, Patrick Sotomayor rated it really liked it.
Seven Paths to Death is a great story. I chose this book because of the cover. This book is about a man that has died and has an interesting tatoo on his back. The tatoo is a map. And there are seven other men that all have parts of the map tatooed on their backs. Judge Ooka and Sekei must find all of the men, link the maps, and find whatever treasure the maps lead to. But it could lead to treasure and it could also lead to their death. I would definitely recommend this book to someone who enjoy Seven Paths to Death is a great story.
I would definitely recommend this book to someone who enjoys adventure and also some suspense and even a touch of horror. Apr 25, Victor rated it really liked it Shelves: book-challenge I actually like this one much better from the rest of the series, because it not only shows great historical facts but this story actually was pretty good this time. In this one, I liked how they made a long journey for seikei to overcome and have to try to find these men and as well try to get close into finding the weapons that lie beyond.
It was to bad they didn't get the muskets. I also like how it sometimes it relates back to old books they made as well, it's a nuisance and a reminder of gr I actually like this one much better from the rest of the series, because it not only shows great historical facts but this story actually was pretty good this time.
I also like how it sometimes it relates back to old books they made as well, it's a nuisance and a reminder of great moments at times. Jan 26, freaking crazy ninja man83 rated it it was amazing.
Seven paths to death : a samurai mystery
They soon find out that it is very bigger than just an ordinary murder. The story was a great story because it had a blend of genres. One was adventure while the other was mystery. Jan 06, Melita rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction.
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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Wrapped up very quickly, the "bad guys" confessed very early on and then a majority of the book is spent catching the ringleaders.
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Still, through reading each of the books in this series I feel like I had the opportunity to learn a bit more about Japanese culture than we're usually exposed to in the West. Sep 13, John rated it it was ok Shelves: children-ya. This is the 6th of the Hooblers' Judge Ooka tales.
I read and liked two of the earlier mysteries Stick with Lensey Namioka's samurai tales, if you can find 'em. Jan 27, Jasmine Rockwell rated it it was ok. I have read the first book in this loose series and now the latest. I think I should have read some in the middle.
Seven Paths to Death (Samurai Detective, #6) by Dorothy Hoobler
The authors get points for the tattoo elements but I felt the book could have been a little longer with a better ending, which seemed very hokey to me. Jul 30, Edna rated it really liked it Shelves: tweens , mystery , historical-fiction , japan , samurai , tattoo , adventure. Really good mystery that had me "sitting on the edge of my seat" with anticipation while danger lurked around every corner for a samurai searches for a total of 7 men, each of whom has a part of map tattooed to his back.
Jun 14, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction , classroom-library , young-adult. Not that these books haven't had some spectacular violence hidden in them before beheading, for instance , but this was particularly rough. Multiple dudes were flayed in this middle grades samurai mystery. Still, totally delightful. I'm sad it's over. Jan 26, Bcoghill Coghill rated it really liked it. I very much enjoy these period Japanese mysteries. They really challenge your whodunit intellect. Feb 08, Kim Gontarz added it.
Seikei, a samurai, works with Judge Ooka to find seven men with maps on their backs. The maps lead to a hidden cache of weapons that need to stay out of the hands of evil. May 14, jeff rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction , young-adult. It took me about two days to read this book. Totally excellent, like all the other books in this series. And why is carrying this map so mortally dangerous?
Seikei must find and assemble all seven tattoos to find the answer - and the path to a most terrifying destination. Another sensational samurai mystery by the masters of the genre: Edgar Award-winning duo Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of the book. All rights reserved.
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