Death in Little Tokyo is an Anthony Award and Macavity Award winner, and it was nominated for an Agatha Award. It is set in 1990’s Los Angeles but explores a crime with roots in World War II. Because of its scope, this book was used as a text in at least two University multicultural programs.
The Toyotomi Blades was the Internet Critics' Association Best Mystery of the Year for 1996. It is set in 1990’s Japan and reveals a centuries old mystery while Ken Tanaka explores his Japanese roots. Library Journal said: "... authentic detail, gripping action, and lurking danger abound. A most involving and highly entertaining work; highly recommended."
Death in Little Tokyo
Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author -
Michael Nava, Lamba Award winning writer of The Death of Friends and The Hidden Law
Brian Niiya, former Curator, Japanese American National Museum, and editor of Japanese
American History -
I recognized and identified with Ken Tanaka and his uniquely Sansei mid-
The Toyotomi Blades
Library Journal review -
A most involving and highly entertaining work; highly recommended.
Internet Writers Journal -