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The Haiku Murder

(Josie Clark in Japan mysteries #2)

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A gripping East-West fusion murder mystery

A haiku-writing trip turns to tragedy when a charismatic financier falls from the top of Matsuyama castle. But was he pushed? Expat Londoner Josie Clark thinks he was, and that’s when the trouble starts. Josie’s life start to spin off the rails as she learns more than she expected about what the people who work for Ando Investments
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Paperback, 300 pages
Published September 24th 2014
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Thebooktrail
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Following on from the Cherry Blossom Murder, Josie Clark is once again getting herself in involved in even more tricky situations

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Josie Clark is a British expat in Tokyo who goes on a Haiku Country tour with people from a company called Ando investments. It’s to be a getting to know you trip away for new clients and they’ll be visiting places well known for Haiku fans as well as being the ideal getaway. Writing poetry is on the agenda for every evening and the trip looks set to
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Emma
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sequel to the page turning debut novel The Cherry Blossom Murder, Fran Pickering's second offering charting the amateur sleuthing of Josie Clark a British expat living in Tokyo, was no fading flower. In the beautiful town of Matsuyama on a company haiku-writing trip, an otherwise peaceful outing is transformed into a murder scene when a quirky financier falls from the top of Matsuyama castle.

Quietly investigating a motley cast of suspects, Josie soon finds herself back and exploring Tokyo in an
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Mandy
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review first appeared on Addicted to Media.

When Londoner Josie Clark embarks on a haiku-writing trip with her colleagues, the last thing she expects is for a tragedy to disturb their tranquil experience. Yet deep in the heart of Japan, the enigmatic owner of Ando Investments falls to his death from the top of Matsuyama castle.

The only problem is that Josie believes that it was no accident and that he was pushed. Her suspicions are further raised when it turns out that the man’s bag is missi
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Fran Pickering is a London-based murder mystery writer who's travelled extensively in Japan. Her experiences there provide the inspiration for the Josie Clark in Japan mystery series. When not in Japan she's usually out dancing.

She writes about London art and events with a Japanese connection on her blog, Sequins and Cherry Blossom

Find out more on her website, franpickering.com
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