The September 2009 Alfred Hitchcock has a story from one of my favorite mystery short story writers, IJ Parker
. Parker's main character is Sugawara (try saying that 3 times, fast) Akitada. The setting is 11 century Japan, Heian-Kyo (modern Kyoto). The stories generally revolve around some aspect of Japanese culture of the period, often they take place during festivals, for instance.
In this case, Akitada is asked to investigate a… Continue