Books by Barry Lancet

Released: June 20, 2017

"Lancet's hero, who likely has more frequent flyer miles than any other fictional PI after four books, is in top form going after a kidnapped security analyst in North Korea. A solid, consistently smart thriller."
After the assassination-style murders of two of his friends—a renowned Japanese theater designer and an American production designer for the movies—San Francisco PI Jim Brodie returns to his old Asian haunts to track down the killer. Read full book review >
PACIFIC BURN by Barry Lancet
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"The third Jim Brodie thriller is a solid, action-filled effort but lacks the edgy excitement of the first and best installment, Japantown (2013)."
In the third big case taking him from his home in San Francisco to his native Japan, antiques dealer-cum-detective Jim Brodie tracks down the killers who have been knocking off the members of a friend's family. Read full book review >
TOKYO KILL by Barry Lancet
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Lancet hits a few bumps the second time around, but his series remains highly distinctive."
Tokyo-based PI and antiques dealer Jim Brodie, introduced in Japantown (2013), is targeted by a lethal gang for investigating the brutal home-invasion murder of two elderly men and their families. Read full book review >
JAPANTOWN by Barry Lancet
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A fresh voice in crime fiction, Lancet successfully imports yakuza fiction to San Francisco while probing its origins in Japanese lore."
Following the shooting of a visiting Japanese family on the streets of San Francisco's Japantown, Tokyo-raised antiques dealer Jim Brodie dons his other identity—inheritor of his father's PI firm—to investigate the killing. He discovers it may be related to the murder of his wife, Mieko. Read full book review >