If you give The Last Tea Bowl Thief as a gift, make it extra-special with a signed bookplate in the front!
• To get your signed bookplate, use the contact form at the foot of this page to send Jonelle 1) a mailing address to send it to and 2) a name for the inscription, and she'll mail it out the next business day by USPS
• Read on, for the gifts and giveaways that are good all year long...
Thank you for hosting a Pop-Up Book Zoom!
Please choose a gift for the host (that would be you!) AND if you host a pop-up for eight or more guests, please choose one additional gift to give away
Special Offer (limited to Book Zooms for eight or more)
AUTHOR GUEST APPEARANCE
Schedule permitting, author Jonelle Patrick will make a guest appearance at your Book Zoom to do an Ask Me Anything, take you behind the scenes in The Last Tea Bowl Thief, or share truth-is-stranger-than-fiction deep background stories about all things Japan.
SIGNED BOOKPLATES FOR ALL YOUR GUESTS
Give each of your guests a personalized bookplate signed by the author to add to the title pages of their books. (If you choose this giveaway, please include the names for the inscriptions when requesting.)
SIGNED PAPERBACK BOOKS
IT WAS YOU An Only In Tokyo Short (76 pp)
An all-new not-for-sale Yumi Hata and Kenji Nakamura short mystery. Available exclusively to pop-up book club hosts and Japanagram subscribers. Perpetually under-employed English translator Yumi Hata is not pleased 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 one of her clients at the “relationship coaching” business she owns with ex-host Hoshi, so she reluctantly agrees.
The band managed by Coco’s painfully awkward client is not what she expected, though, and when Coco begins to show signs of becoming dangerously involved with their success, Yumi discovers that boring salaryman Ren Noda is hiding something. She enlists Detective Kenji Nakamura to help her investigate, and the deeper they dig, the more she's convinced that Coco is being targeted.
The last thing Yumi wants to do is burst her friend's bubble, but if Yumi doesn't stop her from falling into a pit she may never climb out of, who will?
NIGHTSHADE The first book in the Only In Tokyo mystery series (320 pp)
A young woman is found dead in an abandoned car, with a pair of strangers old enough to be her parents. Their suicide note apologizes for a disaster that hasn’t yet happened, and someone is stalking the websites where lost souls go to make a date with death. The more part-time English translator Yumi Hata learns about how her friend Rika died, the more she’s convinced it was murder, and she plans to camp on Tokyo Detective Kenji Nakamura’s doorstep until he agrees to help her hunt down the truth. The evidence leads them deep into a maze of secret identities and underground clubs, where membership may have been the victims’ last mistake.
PAINTED DOLL The latest (4th) book in the Only In Tokyo mystery series (325 pp)
Tokyo Detective Kenji Nakamura's mother died ten years ago, but when his phone rings with the news that her death wasn't an accident, his world begins to unravel. New evidence links her to a young woman, whose body was found dolled up like a movie star and tossed in the gutter like an abandoned plaything. With the help of part-time English translator Yumi Hata, Kenji begins to piece together what really happened the night his mother died. But the closer he gets to discovering who killed the Painted Doll, the more he fears that the truth will destroy all that's left of his fractured family.