In Darkness, Death

By Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler ’64 (Philomel Books)

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The third book in a mystery series for young adults set in 18th-century Japan. The series follows the adventures of Judge Ooka and his adopted son, Seikei. Here, the duo investigates the murder of a powerful warlord. In the company of a ninja, Seikei travels to a remote monastery to hunt down the source of a blood-stained origami butterfly.

Rife with period detail, adventure and suspense. the book was the winner of the 2005 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult novel.

(September 2005)