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The Surfing Golfer


Surfing and golfing, yep, those go together like coffee and bananas.

Read a novel set in Tokyo

A young woman dressed as a Gothic Lolita is found dead in a car with two strangers. But the more Yumi Hata learns about her friend’s death, the more she’s convinced it was murder…read more

Jonelle Patrick View All

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!

3 thoughts on “The Surfing Golfer Leave a comment

  1. Sometimes you gotta just roll with the water traps.

    Also, fun fact: I just got my orders to Yokosuka. Kind of nervous, kind of excited, kind of not looking forward to telling my mom I won’t be home for four years. D:

    • Wow! Congratulations! I’m so envious that you get to be here for FOUR YEARS. Yokosuka is such an excellent posting, because it’s really close to Tokyo! You will have so much FUN! (^O^☆♪ When do you deploy?

      Oh, and as for telling your mom, you have to say that the bad news is that you’ll be gone for four years, but the good news is that for four years, she will be able to come to Japan and have a personal guide! (And when you’re busy doing that pesky thing known as work, you can send her to The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had and she can see gardens and shrines and temples and go shopping to her heart’s content!)

      • I’m not heading there until the end of April. Thankfully I get to spend three weeks at home, but then it’s off across the Pacific… Just in time for my birthday, too. 😛

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