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Kwaidan Book Club: Fallen Angel (An Only in Tokyo Mystery)

  • Sun, February 21, 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Online (JSNO Discord)

JSNO Kwaidan Book Club continues! We had a great meeting online, and looking forward to continuing. In February, we will be reading and discussing “Fallen Angel: An Only in Tokyo Mystery” by Jonelle Patrick. This event will be online via the JSNO Discord (link: https://discord.gg/tBtmSWe).

*Please help support Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop (local New Orleans bookstore) by ordering your copy from their affiliate Bookshop site: https://bookshop.org/a/55/9780997570915 


The #1 hostboy at Club Nova makes a handsome living, whispering sweet nothings in the ears of women who pay him a fortune for the privilege. But the party's over when Tokyo Detective Kenji Nakamura is assigned to investigate the death of one of Hoshi's customers, a young woman found dead after spending an evening with him.

While tracking down witnesses in Tokyo's red light district, Kenji crosses paths with his childhood friend Yumi Hata, who is trying to rescue her best friend from a host club entanglement. Yumi agrees to slip behind closed doors - where no men are allowed - to help Kenji catch the predator who's picking off Tokyo's loneliest women, one by one. But in the glittering world where everyone has their price, they soon discover that everyone also has secrets they would do anything to protect.


Joenelle Patrick is a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Language Institute, and also a member of the Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters in Crime. She first moved to Tokyo in 2003, and now splits her time between San Francisco and Tokyo. Since then, she has authored four novels based in Japan, and continues to write about Japanese culture. In addition to the Only In Tokyo mystery series, she produces the monthly newsletter Japanagram, the Only In Japan blog, and the site The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had. Patrick teaches at writing workshops, appears as a panelist at Thrillerfest, and has been the keynote speaker at the Arrow Rock Writing Workshop.

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