Have you read them all?

Four booksFascinated by Japan? Like a good whodunnit? Try the Josie Clark in Japan East-West fusion murder mystery series – just £1.99 each ($2.99 in the USA).

The Tokyo Karaoke Murder (a Josie Clark pocket mystery)

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An evening of karaoke turns out really badly for expat Londoner Josie Clark as she’s accused of murder and theft on an innocent night out in Tokyo. She’s got just an hour to work out who the real killer is before the police arrive. Can she do it? Can you?

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The Cherry Blossom Murder

dfw-fp-tcbm-cover-thumbBehind the scenes a killer is lurking!

Josie’s got a new life in Tokyo: great job, Japanese boyfriend and fun weekends with her friends in glamorous actress Tammy’s fan club. Until she stumbles across a body under the cherry blossom and finds herself heading backstage at Japan’s unique and spectacular Takarazuka Revue to expose a murderer and save a priceless treasure.

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The Haiku Murder

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A haiku-writing trip turns to tragedy when a charismatic financier falls from the top of Matsuyama castle. But was he pushed? And what happened to his missing bag and its mysteriously valuable contents? Josie needs to find the answers fast, before more people die.

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The Bullet Train Murder

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High speed sleuthing on a speeding train!

Josie hopes her transfer to Osaka will give her career a boost. But when a colleague is found stabbed to death on Japan’s famous bullet train she’s forced to take a fresh look at her fellow workers. One of them is a murderer – but which one?

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It’s here! The Bullet Train Murder is out today!

The Bullet Train Murder

The latest book in the Josie Clark in Japan mystery series is out now!

When a body’s found on Japan’s famous bullet train it’s got nothing to do with Josie Clark. Or has it?

Tokyo-based expat Londoner Josie Clark hopes her transfer to Osaka will give her career a boost, even though it means commuting weekly on the bullet train. But when a colleague is found stabbed to death on the train she’s forced to take a fresh look at her fellow workers. One of them is a murderer – but which one?

High speed sleuthing on a speeding train!

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

Buy the ebook now at Amazon UK and Amazon USA. Or get the paperback at Amazon UK and Amazon USA.

The Bullet Train Murder launches 16 May!

The Bullet Train Murder

The latest book in the Josie Clark in Japan mystery series will be published on 16th May!

When a body’s found on Japan’s famous bullet train it’s got nothing to do with Josie Clark. Or has it?

Tokyo-based expat Londoner Josie Clark hopes her transfer to Osaka will give her career a boost, even though it means commuting weekly on the bullet train. But when a colleague is found stabbed to death on the train she’s forced to take a fresh look at her fellow workers. One of them is a murderer – but which one?

High speed sleuthing on a speeding train!

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

Pre-order the ebook now at Amazon UK and Amazon USA. Print version launches 16th May!

Haiku Thursday

Every Thursday I publish a classic haiku from one of the Japanese haiku masters. Today’s haiku is by Matsuo Basho.

Reminder – a haiku is a short poem in three lines of five, seven and five syllables. In translating these haiku I’ve tried to preserve that structure.

On a leafless branch
A crow perches, unmoving
Dark autumn twilight

Okamoto Toyohiko; Crow on a persimmon branch © British Museum

Okamoto Toyohiko; Crow on a persimmon branch © British Museum

The Haiku Murder – Tokyo-based expat Londoner Josie Clark’s haiku-writing trip comes to an abrupt end when a charismatic financier falls from the top of Matsuyama Castle. But was he pushed? Ebook and paperback out now on Amazon UK and Amazon USA.

The Haiku Murder

Haiku Thursday

Every Thursday I publish a classic haiku from one of the Japanese haiku masters. Today’s haiku is by Hojo Dansui.

Reminder – a haiku is a short poem in three lines of five, seven and five syllables. In translating these haiku I’ve tried to preserve that structure.

The scarecrow does not
Doff his rain hat, not even
For the emperor

Hiroshige, Fifty-three stations of the Tokaido © British Museum

Hiroshige, Fifty-three stations of the Tokaido © British Museum

The Haiku Murder – Tokyo-based expat Londoner Josie Clark’s haiku-writing trip comes to an abrupt end when a charismatic financier falls from the top of Matsuyama Castle. But was he pushed? Ebook and paperback out now on Amazon UK and Amazon USA.

The Haiku Murder

Haiku Thursday

Every Thursday I publish a classic haiku from one of the Japanese haiku masters. Today’s haiku is by Yamaguchi Sodo.

Reminder – a haiku is a short poem in three lines of five, seven and five syllables. In translating these haiku I’ve tried to preserve that structure.

In my house this spring
There is nothing – which means that
There is everything!

Hiroshige, Lady seated on veranda of house © British Museum

Hiroshige, Lady seated on veranda of house © British Museum

The Haiku Murder – Tokyo-based expat Londoner Josie Clark’s haiku-writing trip comes to an abrupt end when a charismatic financier falls from the top of Matsuyama Castle. But was he pushed? Ebook and paperback out now on Amazon UK and Amazon USA.

The Haiku Murder

Haiku Thursday

Every Thursday I publish a classic haiku from one of the Japanese haiku masters. Today’s haiku is by Nishiyama Soin.

Reminder – a haiku is a short poem in three lines of five, seven and five syllables. In translating these haiku I’ve tried to preserve that structure.

When the cuckoo calls
Even you, fiercest of gods,
Stop and listen well!

Hokusai - Cuckoo and Azalea © British Museum

Hokusai – Cuckoo and Azalea © British Museum

The Haiku Murder – Tokyo-based expat Londoner Josie Clark’s haiku-writing trip comes to an abrupt end when a charismatic financier falls from the top of Matsuyama Castle. But was he pushed? Ebook and paperback out now on Amazon UK and Amazon USA.

The Haiku Murder

Haiku Thursday

Every Thursday I publish a classic haiku from one of the Japanese haiku masters. Today’s haiku is by Nishiyama Soin.

Reminder – a haiku is a short poem in three lines of five, seven and five syllables. In translating these haiku I’ve tried to preserve that structure.

I’ve hardly had time
To drink a glass of sake
When the moon appears

Utamaro - Courtesan with sake dish © British Museum

Utamaro – Courtesan with sake dish © British Museum

The Haiku Murder – Tokyo-based expat Londoner Josie Clark’s haiku-writing trip comes to an abrupt end when a charismatic financier falls from the top of Matsuyama Castle. But was he pushed? Ebook and paperback out now on Amazon UK and Amazon USA.

Haiku Thursday

Every Thursday I publish a classic haiku from one of the Japanese haiku masters. Today’s haiku is by Yamazaki Sokan.

Reminder – a haiku is a short poem in three lines of five, seven and five syllables. In translating these haiku I’ve tried to preserve that structure.

Just suppose I put
A handle on the full moon
What a lovely fan!

Torii Kotondo, Woman with a round fan © British Museum

Torii Kotondo, Woman with a round fan © British Museum

(There are two kinds of fan in Japan – folding fans and round fans, like the full moon).

The Haiku Murder – Tokyo-based expat Londoner Josie Clark’s haiku-writing trip comes to an abrupt end when a charismatic financier falls from the top of Matsuyama Castle. But was he pushed? Ebook and paperback out now on Amazon UK and Amazon USA.

Haiku Thursday

Every Thursday I publish a classic haiku from one of the Japanese haiku masters. Today’s haiku is by Yamazaki Sokan.

Reminder – a haiku is a short poem in three lines of five, seven and five syllables. In translating these haiku I’ve tried to preserve that structure.

If they had no voice
Herons would be no more than
A thin line of snow

Tsukioka Kogyo - White heron on Bough © British Museum

Tsukioka Kogyo – White heron on Bough © British Museum

The Haiku Murder – Tokyo-based expat Londoner Josie Clark’s haiku-writing trip comes to an abrupt end when a charismatic financier falls from the top of Matsuyama Castle. But was he pushed? Ebook and paperback out now on Amazon UK and Amazon USA.