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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.


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, Canada, UK Kindle edition

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