Naomi Hirahara Reading Blood Hina

March 6, 2010

in Fun

Vroman’s in Pasadena hosted a launch party for author Naomi Hirahara and her new book, Blood Hina, on March 3, 2010. The event was held on Hinamatsuri, Japanese Girls’ Day, as a tie-in to the story. Here’s a description from the Vroman’s website:

Blood Hina is the fourth installment of Naomi Hirahara’s highly acclaimed “Mas Arai” mystery series, which also include Summer of the Big Bachi, Gasa-Gasa Girl, and Snakeskin Shamisen. Mas’ best friend Haruo is getting married, and prickly, stubborn Mas has grudgingly agreed to serve as best man. But then an ancient Japanese doll display of Haruo’s fiancee goes missing, and the wedding is called off with fingers pointed at Haruo. To clear his friend’s name, Mas must first uncover a world of heartbreaking memories, deception, and murder.

Listen as Naomi reads an excerpt from the beginning of the novel:

Video of Naomi Hirahara Reading Blood Hina by Letsu Go!


Additional book signings with Naomi Hirahara this month:

Saturday, March 6
, 2010, 11 AM – 5 PM

2:30 PM Naomi reads from Blood Hina
JAHSSC Authors/Artists Faire

Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room

3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA


Thursday, March 11 – Sunday, March 14
, 2010
Left Coast Crime
Omni Hotel
251 South Olive St., Los Angeles, CA
Note: This convention is for registrants only. Naomi conducts a Flower Mart Walking Tour, interviews Barry Eisler, and participates on panels for the LA Noir Two-Launch and Novels for the Young Adult.

Saturday, March 20
, 2010, 2 PM
Book’em Mysteries

1118 Mission St.
, South Pasadena, CA


Saturday, March 27, 2010, 5 PM
Akashic Noir anthology series event: Los Angeles Noir 2
Skylight Books

1818 N. Vermont Ave.
, Los Angeles, CA


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