The same horrific expression on both their faces...
Ennin is summoned to investigate...
And discovers a series of ancient 'riddles', hidden around the temple...
But what secret do these riddles ultimately relate to...?
And is there any connection to the mysterious deaths of the two monks...?
This story is available as part of THE ENNIN MYSTERIES: COLLECTED STORIES 1-5
'The Ennin Mysteries Collected Stories 1 -25 MEGAPACK' now available.
From the Bestselling author of BIG SOUND TEMPLE.
'Absolutely engaging... There is so much mystery here...' Joanna Daneman (USA) (#1 HALL OF FAME AMAZON REVIEWER)
'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
'Delightful short story... Enjoy!...' PeaTee (TOP 500 REVIEWER)
'(The) Ennin series is intriguing... Recommend these stories to all...' Chris
'Stevens has created an interesting character and placed him in a colorful place and time in history. Stevens is cranking out stories with a certain rapidity now. That's great news to those of us who enjoy his stories....' AN
'Atmospheric, intriguing and entertaining... feels as if it is both contemporary and traditional. A rare achievement...' Kenny51
'An excellent Japanese detective series... I enjoy each and every story...' R. Russell
'Stevens keeps on delivering... This is a great series. Anyone who enjoys Sherlock Holmes will enjoy the similarities in Stevens' characters and Doyle's. Fresh plots, exotic locale, who-done-its, and a unique set of protagonists. I've read all the Ennin series and look forward to each new adventure. Highly recommended...' Abby Normal
'Entertaining read with Holmesian overtones, but very different setting...' Gerry H
'Once you start this, I'm betting you won't be able to set it down until you finish it...' Judy
'The author weaves intrigue, subterfuge and cunning into a very enjoyable story...' J. Cepeda
'Historical setting and cultural background are excellently researched...' D. Werdin
'Wonderful... Like a Japanese room arrangement with clean lines keeping clutter to a minimum...' AcerAcer
'Ben Stevens is masterful. I can't wait to read his next set of stories...' Kindle Customer
'If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this....' Mamakile
'Something out of the ordinary... Well worth the read...' Amazon Customer
'The Sensei is a brilliant detective. Ben Stevens, as always rocks. He's one heck of a storyteller...' Lisa
'I can't stop reading this series! If you love historical mysteries, you will love the period and cultural detail...' Pauline
'Atmosphere, poetry and menace...' ThisandThat
'A feudal Japanese Sherlock Holmes... This ever-evolving excellent series... Vivid imagery and graphic detail which are a trademark of this writer...' Deborah Chaytor
'Try it... and like it... I don't look for mysteries from the Middle Ages, even ones set in Japan, but for some reason I love this series... Well-written...' Amazon Customer
'The story develops wonderfully...' Dave. N
'Loved it!... Simply amazed... I thoroughly enjoyed this read...' Edwina Callan
'Cleverly written and filled with facts regarding old Japan.... Very similar to Holmes and Watson...' Eileen Sedgwick
'Good job. Very enjoyable...' Sid
'Great...' Doug Grey
'If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this...' Mamakile
'I loved this...' MaidenStull