Vroman’s in Pasadena hosted a launch party for author
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:
Additional book signings with Naomi Hirahara this month:
Saturday, March 6
, 2010, 11 AM – 5 PM
2:30 PM Naomi reads from Blood Hina
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room
3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA
Thursday, March 11 – Sunday, March 14
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.