White Serpent Castle by Lensey Namioka [1979 PAPERBACK]
FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING  LAUREL-LEAF
Mass market paperback. Seemingly unread copy in very good condition. Light wear / tanning to cover.
There was once a castle shaped like a writhing serpent and reputed to be haunted. According to legend, the daughter of a former lord of the region had thrown herself into the castle moat and changed into a monstrous serpent. This exciting mystery follows Zenta and Matsuzo, two unemployed samurai warriors, or ronin, who arrive at the castle to uncover a web of intrigue, jealousy, and murder. This expertly crafted puzzler is as thrilling and sharp as a samurai sword.