I usually try not to bother my blog readers with news about my books, but WOO HOO, the second book in my Only In Tokyo mystery series is coming out for the first time in paperback! If you’re like me (i.e. you like to sneak behind the curtain and get an insider’s look at other cultures without wading through some tiresome history tome), I’d be so happy if you checked out Fallen Angel. This time, Yumi Hata and Kenji Nakamura take you deep into the world of host clubs, hostess bars and love hotels…
Looking for love has never been more costly…or more deadly.
The #1 hostboy at Club Nova makes a handsome living, whispering sweet nothings in the ears of women who pay him a fortune for the privilege. But the party’s over when Tokyo Detective Kenji Nakamura is assigned to investigate the death of one of Hoshi’s customers, a young woman found dead after spending an evening with him.
While tracking down witnesses in Tokyo’s red light district, Kenji crosses paths with his childhood friend Yumi Hata, who is trying to rescue her best friend from a host club entanglement. Yumi agrees to slip behind closed doors – where no men are allowed – to help Kenji catch the predator who’s picking off Tokyo’s loneliest women, one by one.
As they follow the killer’s trail deep into a world where everyone has their price, they soon discover that everyone also has secrets they might kill to protect.
Fallen Angel Book Trailer (1:08)
Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Tokyo
Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!