It Was You

By Jonelle Patrick

Cover of It Was You by Jonelle Patrick

Click on the photo for a link to your free digital copy of It Was You

All Japanagram subscribers can download a free digital copy of this all-new, not-for-sale Only In Tokyo Short, but if you still love reading books the old fashioned way and didn’t win a signed paperback copy this month, don’t despair! September’s Japanagram book giveaway is ten more signed paperback copies of It Was You.

And if you have a friend who might also like to enter to win

You can forward your Japanagram to them with the link at the bottom of the email, or send them to this page to enter.

An Only In Tokyo Short (78pp)

English translator Yumi Hata is less than thrilled to be roped into wasting her Saturday afternoon watching amateur headbangers compete at a local live house, but her best friend Coco lost a bet with someone at her “relationship coaching” business, so she reluctantly agrees.

But the band managed by Coco’s client is not what she expected, and when Coco begins to show signs of becoming dangerously involved with their success, Yumi suspects that painfully awkward salaryman Ren Noda is hiding something. She enlists Detective Kenji Nakamura to help her investigate, but the deeper they dig, the more she’s convinced that Coco is being targeted.

This isn’t the first time Coco has fallen for the wrong guy, but if Yumi doesn’t stop her from falling into a pit she may never climb out of, who will?

🎁 Easter egg surprise! My next book is a standalone (not part of the Only In Tokyo series) but it’s also set in Japan, and one of the characters from The Last Tea Bowl Thief makes a cameo appearance in It Was You

This short novella takes place after Painted Doll, the fourth book in the Only In Tokyo mystery series, featuring English translator Yumi Hata and Tokyo Metropolitan Police Detective Kenji Nakamura. If you enjoy It Was You and want to spend more time with Yumi and Kenji, you can join them as they dive into everything from host clubs to underground nightclubs in the other four books, starting with Nightshade.

How I pick the winners of the book giveaway: On the last day of each month, I load all the email addresses of Japanagram subscribers into a random name picker on the Web and ask it to choose subscribers to match however many books I’m giving away that month. Then I publish the emails in the next day’s Japanagram (all emails obscured in a way so only the subscriber will be able to recognize it as their own, of course!)

Reviews of more Japan-centric books are in the JAPANAGRAM ARCHIVE

The Last Tea Bowl Thief was chosen as an Editor’s Pick for Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense on Amazon

“A fascinating mix of history and mystery.” —Booklist

Jonelle Patrick writes mystery novels set in Tokyo, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had

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