April 07


Cherry Blossom Beer

Nothing goes together better than a park filled with clouds of pink cherry blossoms and beer! Prodigious amounts of the hoppy beverage are sold here at the end of March and beginning of April, and because Japanese beer is sold fresh – without preservatives, and usually within two weeks of being brewed – the brewers keep a beady eye on just how demand fluctuates from week to week. They know just how many cans to print with this year’s cherry blossom theme.

You can get some for yourself at any supermarket or convenience store, during the season!

Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, now out for the first time in paperback. Nightshade is the one set during cherry blossom season

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)