Laura Joh Rowland - Character Listing

Sano Ichiro - main character, detective
Reiko - his wife, early 20s
Masahiro - their son
O-sugi - Reiko's childhood nurse now caring for Masahiro
Magistrate Ueda - Reiko's father who raised her alone
Fukida - helper detective in his 20s
Marume - helper detective in his 30s


Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi - Sano's boss, homosexual, very indecisive
Lady Keisho-in - Shogun's mother, bisexual, strong influence on him
Chizuru - woman in charge of the Shogun's concubine hoard
Priest Ryuko - lover of Lady Keisho-in, leader of religion in area


Chamberlain Yanagisawa - main enemy, intelligent and suave, homosexual
Lady Yanagisawa - his plain, not bright wife
Kikuko - their beautiful but learning disabled child
Hoshina - Chamberlain's male lover
Yoritomo - Chamberlain's bastard teen son


Hirata - Sano's main helper
Midori - Hirata's naive wife
Lord Niu - Midori's paranoid father


Laura John Rowland Series
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