Ken Tanaka Series
Death in Little Tokyo - A femme fatale asks mystery buff and amateur sleuth Ken Tanaka take on a case for her--which he does on a lark--but he soon finds himself involved in a murder in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles.
Winner: Anthony Award, Best First Novel 1997
Winner: Macavity Award, Best First Novel 1997
Nominated: Agatha Award, Best First Novel 1997
The Toyotomi Blades - Japanese-American Ken Tanaka goes to Japan for his first visit and quickly finds himself wrapped up in a mystery involving his rare 17th century samurai sword that may be the key to a centuries old mystery some people don't want him to solve.
“A most involving and vastly entertaining work; highly recommended.” – Library Journal
Winner: Best Mystery, Internet Critic’s Group, 1998