About

Hi, I’m Jonelle Patrick. So glad our paths have crossed!

I’m the author of four novels set in Japan, and have been writing about Japanese culture and travel since I first moved to Tokyo in 2003.

In addition to the Only In Tokyo mystery series, I produce the monthly newsletter Japanagram, and blog at Only In Japan and on this site, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

I also teach at writing workshops, appear as a panelist at Thrillerfest, and have been the keynote speaker at the Arrow Rock Writing Workshop.

A graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Language Institute, I’m also a member of the Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters in Crime.

I now split my time between San Francisco and Tokyo, where I still discover stuff that delights and entertains, every single day.

And here are the books, in case you’d like to read a novel set in Tokyo while you’re in Japan…

When Detective Kenji Nakamura’s phone rings with the news that his mother’s death wasn’t an accident, his life begins to unravel…read more