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The Cherry Blossom Murder (Josie Clark in Japan mysteries Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- File Size : 2420 KB
- Print Length : 316 pages
- ASIN : B00I42G258
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1493760475
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Best Sellers Rank: 612,659 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Avoiding the usual pitfalls when writing about the Land of the Rising Sun, the author’s frank portrayal of Japan rings true and doesn’t shy away from writing about the good, the bad and the ugly (or gritty, in this case). Well-researched, the immersion into the world of the Takarazuka – Japan’s legendary all-female revue troupe – and the ‘mechanics’ of the fan club system are vividly brought to life. Interwoven with romantic interludes, this highly engrossing whodunit keeps the reader guessing until the very last chapter.
In essence, ‘The Cherry Blossom Murder’ is an accomplished crime novel that marks an absorbing start to the Josie Clark in Japan mystery series. I can’t wait for the next instalment to be published!
This novel is clearly written by someone who has spent much time in Japan. It is authentic in its detail and its clear the author strongly appreciates the Japanese, sufficient that she is confident to laugh at some at some detailed aspects of Japanese life and still leave a very appreciative impression. The subject of the book is a follower of a Japanese actress and I guess the author may have done so herself to write so confidently about it.
The mystery element is well handled too. I didn't guess who it was or why. And I wanted to find out.
Overall a really good book, thee more so because it's a first.
I enjoy murder mysteries but this has that added dimension of a setting that was so new - this is outstanding.
Fran Pickering obviously has a real knowledge and insight of the Japanese psyche! I was fascinated by her take on the Japanese way of life, in particular the Takarazuka Fan Club.
Great yarn! I am looking forward to Josie Clark’s further adventures.
One can tell the author has a genuine love of the place. This coupled with a murder made for a fast paced
read....rather like a grown up Nancy Drew.I read the book in one sitting and would recommend it to anyone who wants
to indulge in the world of mystery set in the East .