Today marks the release date for the seventh Hiro Hattory mystery – with my favorite cover to date.
This time, Hiro and Father Mateo find themselves facing their strangest killer yet . . .
When a vengeful spirit terrorizes a mountain village, Hiro and Father Mateo must save the villagers from the phantom’s wrath.
January 1566: En route to Edo, Master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo spend the night in a rural mountain village whose inhabitants live in terror of a legendary vengeful ghost. When the innkeeper’s wife is murdered and Father Mateo’s housekeeper, Ana, is blamed for a crime she did not commit, Hiro and Father Mateo are forced to investigate and reveal the truth. But when another woman turns up murdered in the snow, the detectives must face the shocking truth that the vengeful yurei the villagers fear might be more than just a legend after all.
In the days to come, I’ll be sharing more about the book and the inspiration behind it – both current and historical. Japan is a country filled with ghosts and spirits . . . and it was time for Hiro and Father Mateo to meet one, face to ghostly face.
I hope you enjoy the adventure as much as I enjoyed writing it!