Laura Joh Rowland, the granddaughter of Chinese and Korean immigrants, grew up in Michigan and was educated at the University of Michigan. She and her husband, Marty, settled in New Orleans and have recently returned there after Hurricane Katrina. "Red Chrysanthemum" is the eleventh in her highly acclaimed series of thrillers featuring Sano Ichiro.
"A page-turner...Rowland matches her talent for storytelling with her ability to render convincing historical detail." - Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Rowland has a painter's eye...[and] a politician's ear for intrigue." - The New York Times Book Review"