Suddenly…A Whale


So, yesterday I’m walking around, and suddenly I encounter a Sidewalk Whale. My theory about this little-known hazard of Ningyo-cho is that it tends to happen on Fridays, when they surface to stock up on cetacean-sized libations at the partytime vending machine.

Read a novel set in Tokyo

In the wake of a deadly earthquake, fans erupt in a frenzy of mourning when it’s discovered that their favorite pop star is among the dead. But when Detective Kenji Nakamura is sent to investigate a death at a local shrine, he finds evidence that suggests the impossible: How could the head priest have been murdered by…read more