Cat's Meow, my latest Shig Sato Mystery, could have been ripped from the headlines — but it wasn't. I write about crime and events that are common anywhere in the world, but place them in 1990s Tokyo, with my characters Shig Sato, Ken Abe, Mo Kato, Hisoka Endo, the Kobayashi twins, and all the other … Continue reading Get to know Shig Sato – Serial Killers in Japan
A young woman is dead. Who tells her parents? What hell do they suffer when they must identify the body?
Suicide - or murder? Will scandal taint the Bank of Japan? Here's Chapter one of Tokyo Summer - A Shig Sato Novella. Chapter 1 "It feels like knives behind my eyes." Setsuko Usami said it so often her husband seemed deaf to it. She knew that their years together taught her that Taro would … Continue reading Like Knives Behind My Eyes
Of all the summer projects I chose to tackle after relocating to Austin, Texas, the most challenging - and most fun! - was writing my first Shig Sato novella, Tokyo Summer. But it is available only to my email list subscribers. So don't miss out. Click here to sign up for all the Shig Sato … Continue reading Suicide or murder? A Shig Sato bonus novella just for you!
(Sato learns the victim's ex-boyfriend is a U.S. Marine who is nowhere to be found. Sato knows it can take days to find someone in a city the size of Tokyo. He has a decision to make: go through official channels, or call a Navy investigator he has met in the past. - An excerpt from … Continue reading Sato goes looking for a Marine
After writing a Japan ex-pat novel a friend of mine told me the most interesting part of the story was a minor character, a private investigator. I kept some of the other characters in the story. That's how the Shig Sato mysteries were born. Over the last four years I've had a blast writing the series. … Continue reading Today’s the day! The new Shig is out
Shig Sato is asked to find a missing American naval officer. Only no one is telling the truth.
The Gangster's Son and The Thief's Mistake are free Labor Day Weekend - it's a great way to discover the world of Shig Sato. Just click here and then once more - or twice! - for your copies - yep - for free. And be sure to look out for Shig Sato No. 3, Traitors & Lies, … Continue reading Freebie Weekend – The Gangster’s Son : A body identified
Another time, another story to tell... Soon it will be time for Readers Circle of Avenue Park's newest anthology, Crooked Tales, stories of deception and revenge - with a twist. I've had the honor of editing some of the entries. All I can say is: DON'T MISS IT. Coming soon!
To paraphrase Forrest Gump (and his momma): "twisted is as twisted does"- so grab your free copy of Twisted Tales, a Readers' Choice selection of short fiction from Readers' Circle of Avenue Park. Literary lies, epic yarns - it's an eclectic collection of 15 stories by authors from around the globe. In today's Meet the Authors series I'm … Continue reading Twisted Tales: Meet the Authors – an interview with Mark Fine