She's got her head in the clouds and a taste for solving crime…
Mei Yamagawa is out of luck and out of money. After five years in Tokyo, she has little to show for it besides a laundry list of unrealized dreams. Left without a choice, she returns to her rural Japanese hometown, ready to be branded a failure by her relatives and rivals. At the least, she looks forward to seeing her best friend, until Akiko is accused of murdering her own father.
As Mei helps her farmer mother with the crops, she scouts for clues to clear her friend's name. But during her investigation, she can't help but notice the celebrity chef looking in her direction. The amateur detective can balance a new love interest and a murder case… can't she?
To clear her friend of the crime and find the real killer, Mei's going to need every last ounce of her imagination… and just a pinch of luck.
The Daydreamer Detective is the savory starter to the Miso Cozy series of cozy mystery novels. If you like twisty plots, delectable food descriptions, and rural Japanese towns, then you'll love Steph Gennaro's culinary tale.
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Broke and having to moving back home almost always makes one feel inadequate and a failure. But one is rich to have a caring and loving family! Mei, a big time daydreamer, finally discovers revealing facts about herself through others’ eyes while helping to solve a murder and finding love along the way. A very enjoyable look at another culture’s handling of family life and social customs while enjoying a twisting and turning murder mystery! This is a great start to a new series!
The primary char is a little self absorbed. I’d love to see the mom developed more in future books. I’ll be watching to read more!