A young woman is dead. Who tells her parents? What hell do they suffer when they must identify the body?
In the world of our hero, Shig Sato is a denizen of the streets and neighborhoods of Tokyo. From his home in Hyakunincho to Azabu Police Station to the American navy base in Yokosuka, Shig lives by his dictum "follow the clues." Some say New York is comprised of neighborhoods. This describes Tokyo. A prefecture … Continue reading The World of Shig Sato: The Streets and Locales of Shig Sato’s Japan
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Do you remember where you were in 1991? Some of you do, of course, and some of you don't. And one of the great thrills of reading is being taken to a time and place you may never have been: Paris, 1870; Dublin, 1904; Rome, 30 A.D.; A galaxy far far away -- stories take … Continue reading The World of Shig Sato
(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
Tokyo police Inspector Shig Sato comes to life in my debut ebook "The Gangster's Son" now available for free on Smashwords, Nook, iTunes and Kobo. It's a big part of my writing journey. The first in the Shig Sato Mystery series, Shigeru "Shig" Sato is a dedicated cop facing an unwanted retirement and his beloved … Continue reading Meet Shig Sato