Nightshade by Jonelle Patrick
An Only In Tokyo Mystery (InterMix)

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

Yumi Hata went to school in the U.S., but now—back in Tokyo, living with her parents  and working as an English translator—she no longer fits in with the fiercely traditional Japanese. If not for her friend Rika, Yumi would feel completely isolated, so when Rika is found dead—suspected of jisatsu, taking part in a suicide pact—Yumi is devastated.

Fortunately, the police investigator in charge of Rika’s case is Yumi’s old schoolmate Kenji, who also wants to clear Rika’s name. As Yumi and Kenji dig up more evidence, they discover that Rika’s “suicide” is not what it seemed. Chasing Rika’s murderer, Yumi and Kenji encounter doll-faced Lolita fashionistas, trendy bars inhabited by the social elite, and the dark side of a suicide pact website. The clock is ticking as they race to find the killer before the next victim is targeted...

Includes more than two dozen photos of Japan! 

About Jonelle Patrick

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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 Nightshade—she chronicles amusing cultural oddities in her blog Only In Japan and runs The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had website, which features photos, directions, and descriptions of off-the-beaten-path destinations that visitors don’t usually get to see unless they’re taken around by a local.
Published August 14, 2012 by InterMix. 390 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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