Author: Naomi Hirahara

A former editor of the largest Japanese American newspaper in the U.S., she also has released a number of nonfiction works. A number of her short stories have been included in various anthologies.

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Grave on Grand Avenue - An Officer Ellie Rush Mystery, #2

Grave on Grand Avenue
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  • Number: 9780425264966
  • Release: 2015-04-07
  • Author: Naomi Hirahara
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Diverse Books, Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley
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LAPD bicycle cop—and aspiring homicide detective—Ellie Rush is back on patrol in the newest mystery from the award-winning author of Murder on Bamboo Lane.

Ellie stops for a friendly chat with gardener Eduardo Fuentes while patrolling one of Los Angeles’s premier concert halls. A few minutes later she’s shocked to discover him lying at the bottom of a staircase, clinging to life and whispering something indecipherable. Nearby, the father of Xu, a Chinese superstar classical musician, claims Fuentes was knocked down while attempting to steal his son’s multimillion-dollar cello—a story Ellie has trouble believing.

Meanwhile Ellie has issues of her own to deal with—like the curious theft of her car, a 1969 Pontiac Skylark. But after the gardener takes his last breath and Xu mysteriously disappears, it’s clear to Ellie she must act quickly before someone else falls silent…


Murder on Bamboo Lane - An Officer Ellie Rush Mystery, #1

Murder on Bamboo Lane
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  • Number: 9780425264959
  • Release: 2014-04-01
  • Author: Naomi Hirahara
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Diverse Books, Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley
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Trouble awaits rookie LAPD Officer Ellie Rush as she patrols the mean streets of Los Angeles on her bicycle…

Bike cop Ellie Rush dreams of becoming a homicide detective, but it’s still a shock when the first dead body she encounters on the job is that of a former college classmate.

At the behest of her Aunt Cheryl, the highest-ranking Asian-American officer in the LAPD (a source of pride for Ellie’s grandmother, but annoyance to her mom), Ellie becomes tangled in the investigation of the coed’s murder—with equal parts help and hindrance from her nosy best friend, her over-involved ex-boyfriend, a smoldering detective, and seemingly everyone else in her extended family…only to uncover secrets that a killer may go to any lengths to ensure stay hidden.