November 23

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Pop-Up Man Cave

No smoking on the train platform. No smoking on the street. No smoking at the construction site. No smoking in the boss’s truck. Damn, what’s a guy to do when the whistle finally blows and he’s desperate for a little hit of nicotine?

What about here? It’s not technically on the street, and it’s out of the wind, so my lighter won’t blow out. Whew, yeah, that’s better. Okay, let’s pop that chū-hai. Here’s to the end of another shift. Yeah, now we’re getting somewhere.

Ashtray…ashtray…whoa, who knew this can and that gate were just made for each other! Perfect fit. Maybe tomorrow I’ll bring my massage chair.

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)