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
Glancing at the paper, Sato jumped up out of his chair and pounded his fist on the table. Abe, who had been climbing the steps behind the young officer, rushed into the room, startled to see the frightened young officer and the animated Sato.
A young woman is dead. Who tells her parents? What hell do they suffer when they must identify the body?
A deaperate housewife. A miserable husband. Then death intervenes. Was it suicide, or murder?
The Gangster's Son was published over three years ago as book one in the Shig Sato Mystery series. Set in Tokyo in the 1990s, it features a police inspector, Shig Sato, who is at a crossroads: mandatory retirement and a wife who is terminally ill. Upon his return to Azabu Police Station in the Roppongi … Continue reading Many Thanks!
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!
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
(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
If you've ever read a Shig Sato Mystery, you know the hapless Kobayashi twins can't buy a break. Will their luck change in Traitors & Lies? This is how it begins for them: • Sweat and grime was all Ishi and Joji Kobayashi had to show for their long hot weekend in an Osaki Police … Continue reading Are the Kobayashi twins in trouble again?
Shig Sato is asked to find a missing American naval officer. Only no one is telling the truth.