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
In The Thief's Mistake, Shig Sato returns to Tokyo to his new life as a reluctant P.I. Things aren't going so good.
(Another chapter from The Thief's Mistake, Book 2 in the the Shig Sato Mystery series, available in ebook soon.) Shig Sato was lost, and nearly ready to admit it. He had followed Ken Abe’s directions to his new office – three blocks south from the Akasaka-mitsuke subway station, right, and walk another block, where he … Continue reading The Reluctant P.I.
So today I'm perusing what's in my Twitter feeds, cruising along, looking at some of my favorite sites from Japan, like The Tokyo Reporter and The Japan Times (fond memories of working there. Great people) when I see a book review for Barry Lancet's new novel, "Tokyo Kill." Lancet wrote "Japantown" and earned much praise … Continue reading Tell your own story
Shig Sato Mystery "The Thief's Mistake" Chaper 1 The plan was too good to pass up, and Nara knew it. It pleased him that the job was set for the morning after next. Nara hated waiting. Four years at Fuchu Prison frazzled what little patience he possessed. And he knew when he got … Continue reading Stumbling onto the Perfect Plan
(An excerpt from The Gangster's Son, a Shig Sato Mystery) The police inspector knelt over the dead woman. He gently tilted her young, battered face. Her hair, dusty with debris, fell at odd angles. Sticky crimson blood oozed out her nose, ears, and mouth. One eye stared into the night, and what remained of the … Continue reading Sato and Abe are called to a murder scene
There was this time, I was in the Navy, and they sent me to Japan. Knew nothing about the place. But after three years there, I came to appreciate the people and the culture. I left Japan and mustered out of the Navy, finished college, and a few years after that, returned to Japan, partly … Continue reading Japan and Me