Cherry Blossom Monday

Every Monday I’ve been posting a photo of cherry blossom, taken in Japan or London. But now that the London cherry blossom season has come to an end, I’m stopping the series until next year. So here’s the last picture of this year’s blossom, Prunus Subhirtella, taken in Kew Gardens.

Cherry Blossom Prunus Subhirtella Kew GardensIf you’re making plans for cherry blossom viewing next year, my London Parks Cherry Blossom Top Five is packed with information on the best cherry blossom viewing spots in London. I’ll be posting regular updates during the 2016 season.

Plus you might like to try my East-West fusion murder mystery The Cherry Blossom Murder. Discovering a body under the cherry blossom sets expat Londoner Josie Clark on a trail that takes her backstage at Japan’s unique and spectacular Takarazuka Revue as she fights to expose a murderer, save a priceless treasure and sort out her tangled love life.
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The Cherry Blossom Murder

Cherry Blossom Monday

Every Monday I post a photo of cherry blossom, taken in Japan or London. Now the London cherry blossom season is in full swing, I’m posting pictures of this year’s blossom. Today’s photo was taken in early April near Alexandra Palace.

cherry blossomIf you’re making plans for cherry blossom viewing, my London Parks Cherry Blossom Top Five is packed with information on the best cherry blossom viewing spots in London. I’m also posting regular updates during the 2015 season.

Plus you might like to try my East-West fusion murder mystery The Cherry Blossom Murder. Discovering a body under the cherry blossom sets expat Londoner Josie Clark on a trail that takes her backstage at Japan’s unique and spectacular Takarazuka Revue as she fights to expose a murderer, save a priceless treasure and sort out her tangled love life.
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The Cherry Blossom Murder

Cherry Blossom Monday

Every Monday I post a photo of cherry blossom, taken in Japan or London. Now the London cherry blossom season is in full swing I’m posting pictures of this year’s blossom. Today’s photo was taken in early April near Alexandra Palace.

cherry blossomIf you’re making plans for cherry blossom viewing, my London Parks Cherry Blossom Top Five is packed with information on the best cherry blossom viewing spots in London. I’m also posting regular updates during the 2015 season.

Plus you might like to try my East-West fusion murder mystery The Cherry Blossom Murder. Discovering a body under the cherry blossom sets expat Londoner Josie Clark on a trail that takes her backstage at Japan’s unique and spectacular Takarazuka Revue as she fights to expose a murderer, save a priceless treasure and sort out her tangled love life.
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The Cherry Blossom Murder

Cherry Blossom Monday

Every Monday I post a photo of cherry blossom, taken in Japan or London. Now the London cherry blossom season is getting into full swing, I’m posting pictures of this year’s blossom. Today’s photo was taken a few days ago in Kew Gardens, London.

Kew Gardens cherry blossomIf you’re making plans for cherry blossom viewing, my London Parks Cherry Blossom Top Five is packed with information on the best cherry blossom viewing spots in London. I’m also posting regular updates during the 2015 season.

Plus you might like to try my East-West fusion murder mystery The Cherry Blossom Murder. Discovering a body under the cherry blossom sets expat Londoner Josie Clark on a trail that takes her backstage at Japan’s unique and spectacular Takarazuka Revue as she fights to expose a murderer, save a priceless treasure and sort out her tangled love life.
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The Cherry Blossom Murder

Haiku Thursday

My latest murder mystery revolves around haiku, so every week I’m publishing a classic Japanese haiku, illustrated with a woodblock print or painting from the British Museum collection. Today’s poem is by Masaoka Shiki.

A haiku is a short poem in three lines of five, seven and five syllables. I’ve kept to that in the translations.

It’s snowing outside
I can see it through a hole
In the paper screen

Admiring the Snow © 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

Cherry Blossom Monday

Every Monday I post a photo of cherry blossom, taken in Japan or London. Now the London cherry blossom season is getting into full swing, I’m posting pictures of this year’s blossom. Today’s photo was taken a few days ago in Regent’s Park, London.

cherry blossomIf you’re making plans for cherry blossom viewing, my London Parks Cherry Blossom Top Five is packed with information on the best cherry blossom viewing spots in London. I’m also posting regular updates during the 2015 season.

Plus you might like to try my East-West fusion murder mystery The Cherry Blossom Murder. Discovering a body under the cherry blossom sets expat Londoner Josie Clark on a trail that takes her backstage at Japan’s unique and spectacular Takarazuka Revue as she fights to expose a murderer, save a priceless treasure and sort out her tangled love life.
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The Cherry Blossom Murder

Haiku Thursday

My latest murder mystery revolves around haiku, so every week I’m publishing a classic Japanese haiku, illustrated with a woodblock print or painting from the British Museum collection. Today’s poem is by Masaoka Shiki.

A haiku is a short poem in three lines of five, seven and five syllables. I’ve kept to that in the translations.

An iris flower
A single bloom gleaming white
In the spring twilight

Maruyama Oshin - iris © British Museum

Maruyama Oshin – iris © 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

Cherry Blossom Monday

Every Monday I post a photo of cherry blossom, taken in Japan or London. Today’s photo was taken last week in Regent’s Park, London.

cherry blossom, Regent's ParkIf you’re making plans for cherry blossom viewing, my London Parks Cherry Blossom Top Five is packed with information on the best cherry blossom viewing spots in London. I’m also posting regular updates during the 2015 season.

Plus you might like to try my East-West fusion murder mystery The Cherry Blossom Murder. Discovering a body under the cherry blossom sets expat Londoner Josie Clark on a trail that takes her backstage at Japan’s unique and spectacular Takarazuka Revue as she fights to expose a murderer, save a priceless treasure and sort out her tangled love life.
UK Kindle | UK paperback | USA Kindle | USA paperback | Kobo | Barnes & Noble

The Cherry Blossom Murder

Haiku Thursday

My latest murder mystery revolves around haiku, so every week I’m publishing a classic Japanese haiku, illustrated with a woodblock print or painting from the British Museum collection. Today’s poem is by Masaoka Shiki.

A haiku is a short poem in three lines of five, seven and five syllables. I’ve kept to that in the translations.

The tree’s been cut down
And now the dawn breaks early
Through my small window

Hokusai, Snowy dawn at Koishikawa © British Museum

Hokusai, Snowy dawn at Koishikawa © 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

Cherry Blossom Monday

Every Monday I post a photo of cherry blossom, taken in Japan or London. Today’s photo is of this year’s early cherry blossom in London.

cherry blossomIf you’re making plans for cherry blossom viewing, my London Parks Cherry Blossom Top Five is packed with information on the best cherry blossom viewing spots in London. I’ll be updating it regularly during the 2015 season.

Plus you might like to try my East-West fusion murder mystery The Cherry Blossom Murder. Discovering a body under the cherry blossom sets expat Londoner Josie Clark on a trail that takes her backstage at Japan’s unique and spectacular Takarazuka Revue as she fights to expose a murderer, save a priceless treasure and sort out her tangled love life.
UK Kindle | UK paperback | USA Kindle | USA paperback | Kobo | Barnes & Noble

The Cherry Blossom Murder