'm aiming for a book a week, 52 books in 2018. I hope you'll join me.
Shig lives in Hyakunincho, Shinjuku, a Tokyo neighborhood very much a part of its urban landscape. Central Tokyo is considered to be inside the Yamanote Commuter Line 'circle.' Hyakunincho is one of the many Yamanote neighborhoods that encircle the city. A ride on the Yamanote line can take you to Tokyo's festive Ueno Park for … Continue reading Get to know Shig Sato – Where Shig Lives
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
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (Keishichoo) serves as the police force for the Tokyo metropolis. It is headed by a superintendent general, who is appointed by the National Public Safety Commission and approved by the Prime Minister. The headquarters building, shaped like a wedge with cylindrical towers on top, is located in the Kasumigaseki district, … Continue reading Get to know Shig Sato – Tokyo Metropolitan Police
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
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
April is Autism Awareness Month. In my #ShigSato mystery The Thief's Mistake, a boy with autism provides key information for Sato in his quest to stop a psychotic killer. For every book sold in April, I am contributing the proceeds from the book's sale to the Autism Society. Here are some links: kindle mybook.to/SSMb nook http://bit.ly/1UGOkkd iBook http://apple.co/1KfecNv smashwords http://bit.ly/1UwDNrw #AustimFriendly #NAAM16 … Continue reading National Autism Awareness Month
In the world of Shig Sato in 1991, our hero is dealing with the loss of his beloved police career due to forced retirement at age 60, But more importantly, he is mourning the death of his beloved wife, Miki, a physician who specialized in gerontology. Shig and Miki's love was built on mutual respect, … Continue reading The World of Shig Sato: Women and Medicine in Japan