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Death in Little Tokyo

(The first book in the Ken Tanaka series)
A novel by

Anthony Awards Best First Novel
It's Ken Tanak's turn to stage a mock mysery for the Los Angeles Mystery Club and he's determined to do it right. Tanaka sets himself up as a fake P.I., office and all, only to have a femme fatale straight out of the movies try to hire him. Taking the case on a whim, Ken's detecting leads him to a mutilated corpse in a Little Tokyo hotel room.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"The premise for Death in Little Tokyo is that mystery enthusiast Ken Tanaka belongs to the L.A. Mystery Club and he's setting up a role-playing mystery for the group, in which he plays a hard-boiled P.I. When a beautiful woman hires him as a go-between, he immediately assumes someone is playing a joke. Unfortunately, the murder that follows is no joke. Good local color and interesting details about modern Japanese-American customs and rituals." - Margaret Maron

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Used availability for Dale Furutani's Death in Little Tokyo

Hardback Editions

October 1996 : USA Hardback

Title: Death in Little Tokyo: A Ken Tanaka Mystery
Author(s): Dale Furutani
ISBN: 0-312-14580-2 / 978-0-312-14580-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

January 1920 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Death in Little Tokyo (A Ken Tanaka Mystery)
Author(s): Dale Furutani
ISBN: 0-312-96323-8 / 978-0-312-96323-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperback
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Audio Editions

January 1999 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Death In Little Tokyo
Author(s): Dale Furutani
ISBN: 0-7366-4414-8 / 978-0-7366-4414-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

January 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Death in Little Tokyo (Ken Tanaka Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Dale Furutani
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