I’m proud and delighted to announce that my publisher, Seventh Street Books, is releasing paperback editions of the first three novels in the Hiro Hattori series: Claws of the Cat, Blade of the Samurai, and Flask of the Drunken Master.
Claws re-releases next month, on April 23, but the paperback is already available for pre-order at your local independent bookstore (like Northern California’s FACE IN A BOOK) or at online retailers like Indiebound, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com.
Hiro and Father Mateo’s first adventure sends them deep into the floating world of the entertainers who would, in the century that followed, become formally known as geisha, as they attempt to save a beautiful young musician accused of murdering a samurai general.
This edition has a spectacular new cover, designed by Nicole Sommer-Lecht (who also designed the covers for the most recent books in the series). I think it truly captures the spirit and mystery of Hiro’s first case.