You can’t buy this book…but you can get it for FREE!
This new not-for-sale novella features the characters from the Only In Tokyo mystery series in an all-new story! My next book—The Last Tea Bowl Thief, due out on October 20th—isn’t part of the series (although I hope you’ll come to love the new characters as much as the old ones!) so I thought I’d give this one away to Yumi and Kenji fans as a bonus for subscribing to my (free) monthly newsletter, Japanagram.
IT WAS YOU (77 pgs) An Only In Tokyo Short
English translator Yumi Hata is less than thrilled to be roped into wasting her Saturday afternoon watching amateur headbangers compete at a local Tokyo club, but her best friend Coco lost a bet with someone at her “relationship coaching” business, so she reluctantly agrees.
But the band managed by Coco’s client is not what she expected, and when Coco begins to show signs of becoming dangerously involved with their success, Yumi suspects that painfully awkward salaryman Ren Noda is hiding something. She enlists Detective Kenji Nakamura to help her investigate, and the deeper they dig, the more she’s convinced that Coco is being targeted.
This isn’t the first time Coco has gotten involved with the wrong guy, but if Yumi doesn’t stop her from falling into a pit she may never climb out of, who will?
This Only In Tokyo Short is not for sale anywhere, but you can get it FREE when you become a Japanagram subscriber! (Which is also, of course, free!)
Click on the Get Japanagram button to get your first free issue, and on September 1, I’ll send you a link to download your It Was You ebook. Ten lucky subscribers will also get signed paperback copies, and the winners will be announced in the September Japanagram.
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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!