One Good Book Deserves Another

Books have played an important role in Japanese culture for centuries, which is one of the major reasons I decided to set the newest Hiro Hattori mystery, FIRES OF EDO, in the world of books, and the people who make and sell them.

Reproduction of an Edo period bookshop at the Edo-Tokyo Museum

Just how long have people in Japan loved reading fiction? The answer may surprise you . . .

For the answer to that question, and more about the inspiration for Hiro and Father Mateo’s latest adventure, I hope you’ll click through and read my post at Lesa’s Book Critiques: One Good Book Deserves Another!