March 09

AKB48 In Never-Never Land!

In a rare non-plaid-skirt appearance, the babes of AKB48 star in Peter Pan, the ultimate non-Japanese-values play! Methinks Wendy has a distinctly Lolita-ish look about her, and Captain Hook rather suspiciously resembles a manually-challenged Captain Jack Sparrow…

For those of you who have been living blessedly AKB48-free lives, at the moment you can’t turn around in Tokyo without seeing their smiling, sexy-schoolgirl faces. As far as I can tell, their major claim to fame is that 1) they’ve singlehandedly kept the pleated skirt manufacturers in business and 2) there are LOTS of them. 48, and counting.

Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, now out for the first time in paperback

More Nightshade book goodness here, in case you think you might want to, you know, read it or something

A young woman is found dead in an abandoned car, with a pair of strangers old enough to be her parents. Their suicide note apologizes for a disaster that hasn’t yet happened. And someone is stalking the…read more

…or watch the book trailer (0:52)