The dangers of wealth and beauty emerge from the shadows in the latest Only in Tokyo Mystery…
English translator Yumi Hata often feels ill at ease in Tokyo’s traditional world, but she has never been seduced by its’ seedy underbelly––a place populated by beautiful, desperate men and women and the wealthy patrons that will pay anything to command their time. But fear for her friend Coco draws her into Club Nova, where Yumi is unprepared to face the temptations of professional boytoys, towers of champagne and Tokyo Metropolitan Police Detective Kenji.
In Kabuki-cho to investigate a young hostess’s death, the last person Kenji expects to find there is Yumi. Kenji knows that his life-long crush is about to marry into one of the richest and oldest families in Japan, and that he should keep his distance. But Yumi can get into places that Kenji can’t, and she soon agrees to help him with another murder investigation. Their journey into the elite clubs reveals the darker side of Tokyo, and soon Yumi and Kenji find themselves in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a killer who is ready to strike again…
Jonelle Patrick divides her time between Tokyo and San Francisco and speaks Japanese well enough to dive below the surface everywhere from kabuki theatres to maid cafés. In addition to writing the Only in Tokyo mystery series—including Fallen Angel and… More about Jonelle Patrick
Ebook | $4.99
Published by InterMix Mar 19, 2013| 348 Pages| ISBN 9781101578810
“[A] fun fast-paced read that will draw you in right away.”—BookinwithBingo
“[W]ell written and fast paced. Lots of red herrings included and not the type you eat! The glimpse we get into life in Tokyo, from the food to the locale and events, make the story different…Who knew that wearing a kimono was not comfortable?”—myshelf.com