by I.J. Parker
In the second book in the series, a cheating scandal at the imperial university draws government official Sugawara Akitada into a mystery that will soon involve several murders as well as his courtship of the daughter of Professor Hirata, who has asked him to investigate a simple case of blackmail. Taking a teaching position at the university, Akitada becomes involved in the murder of a young girl and the mysterious disappearance of an elderly prince—a disappearance that the emperor has pronounced a miracle, but that the small grandson of the prince insists was murder.
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