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First in an all-new series of mysteries that could happen only in Tokyo…

A young woman is found dead in an abandoned car, with strangers old enough to be her parents. Their suicide note apologizes for a disaster that hasn’t yet happened. And someone is stalking the websites where lost souls go to make a date with death.

The more part-time English translator Yumi Hata learns about how her friend Rika died, the more she’s convinced it was murder, and she plans to camp on Tokyo Detective Kenji Nakamura’s doorstep until he agrees to help her hunt down the truth.

The evidence leads them deep into a maze of secret identities and underground clubs, where membership may have been the victims’ last mistake. Surrounded by lies and deadly illusions, the only thing that’s certain is that more will die unless they catch the killer who is targeting Tokyo’s most desperate misfits.

Sneak peek – read the first few chapters of Nightshade.


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Average Amazon reader review: 4.7 stars


“I really love these books set in Tokyo…Perfect for a weekend of doing nothing but reading.” –

“…It’s a great story well-told and expertly written, the kind of book where you are so immersed that you forget that the characters aren’t real people that you actually know. …My only complaint about the book is that it ended” –Amazon

NEW! Take a look at the Reading Group Hot Topics for Nightshade. Have a memorable discussion sparked by the thought-provoking questions and downloadable videos of the exotic people and places in the book.

Other books in the series:


Book #2 Fallen Angel


Book #3 Idolmaker


Book #4 Painted Doll