The Haiku Murder is here!

The Haiku Murder

It’s publication day! The Haiku Murder is out!

A haiku-writing trip turns to tragedy when a charismatic financier falls from the top of Matsuyama castle. But was he pushed? Expat Londoner Josie Clark thinks so, but her life goes spinning off the rails as she tries to find the victim’s missing bag and its mysteriously valuable contents before more people die. Who’d have thought poetry could be so dangerous?

Praise for the Josie Clark in Japan mystery series:
Lush imagery captures Japan’s bustling cities and restful countryside… believably crafted characters, a fast pace, and clean prose. – Publishers Weekly

The Haiku Murder is the second book in the Josie Clark in Japan mystery series, but you can read it as a stand-alone story as well. Get the ebook at Amazon UK and Amazon USA, or the print version at Amazon UK and Amazon USA.

Another murder case (or two) for Josie Clark

Josie Clark mysteriesBack in February I published The Cherry Blossom Murder, the first book in the Josie Clark in Japan mystery series. It’s done really well, reaching the quarter finals (meaning it was one of the top hundred in the mystery and thriller category) of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, a competition with 10,000 entries worldwide. Now the next book in the series, The Haiku Murder is coming out – plus a prequel novelette, The Tokyo Karaoke Murder. They’ll both be published on 13th October, but you can pre-order the ebooks now. Continue reading

The Cherry Blossom Murder – Five Star Reviews!

The Cherry Blossom MurderThe Cherry Blossom Murder has done really well since it launched just over a week ago, reaching 22 in the Amazon International Mystery and Crime Sales Ranking. I’m just stunned as I never imagined it reaching that level – and certainly not in its first week!

Judging by the reviews so far, readers seem to like the Japanese setting.

Adventures of a London Kiwi called it ‘an enthralling romp through glitz, intrigue, theatre, sake with a dash of the humble cup of tea’.

Blogcritics said ‘What impressed me most about The Cherry Blossom Murder was how it brought to life the sights, sounds and aromas of life in Japan.’

It has two five star ratings on Amazon so far. If you like murder mysteries and find Japan intriguing, it could be right up your street (or dori).

If you’re in the UK you can get it on Amazon UK for Kindle or in paperback.

If you use, here are the links for Kindle and paperback.

And here’s the link for Kobo and other ebook readers worldwide.

Out now! The Cherry Blossom Murder

Today is publication day! My new murder mystery, The Cherry Blossom Murder is out!

Stubborn, down-to-earth Londoner Josie loves her life in Tokyo and her friends in glamorous actress Tammy’s fan club – until she finds a body under the cherry blossom. Determined to find the killer, she goes behind the scenes of the spectacular Takarazuka Revue to expose the secrets and lies, save a priceless treasure – and sort out her own increasingly tangled love life.

The Cherry Blossom Murder

It’s an entertaining murder mystery about a British female amateur detective and it’s set in present-day Japan. The Takarazuka Revue is real and truly amazing – for more about it see my Takarazuka page.

I’m truly grateful to all the wonderful friends and bloggers who’ve supported and encouraged me to get this far – special mention goes to TeamCake on Twitter:

If you’re in the UK you can get it on Amazon UK for Kindle or in paperback.

If you use, here are the links for Kindle and paperback.

And here’s the link for Kobo and other ebook readers worldwide.

The Cherry Blossom Murder

February 10th is publication day!

The Cherry Blossom MurderYes, that’s right – it’s less than two weeks to go to publication of The Cherry Blossom Murder on February 10th!

Excitement is mounting here at Casa Pickering. The paperback’s ready, the ebook is formatted and the advance review copies have arrived safely, so the reviewers are reading it as I write. Reviews will go up soon after publication day so check back here to find links to them.

And that’s not all. There’ll be a special giveaway with your chance to win a free copy. Full details of how to enter will be posted here on publication day.

Josie is a no-nonsense girl from Catford who’s living and working in Tokyo when she discovers a body under the cherry blossom. Her determination to see justice done makes for an entertaining murder mystery as she tries to expose a murderer, save a priceless treasure and sort out her tangled love life.

Plus the story takes you backstage at Japan’s unique and spectacular Takarazuka Revue – if you want to know more about that, check out my Takarazuka page.

The Cherry Blossom Murder be available on Amazon as an ebook and paperback, and the ebook will also be formatted for Nook, Kobo and other ebook readers. it’s the first book in the Josie Clark in Japan Mystery series.

Remember the date – 10th February!