Barry Lancet
Barry Lancet is an American author of international thriller/mystery novels. He writes the Jim Brodie series. Barry took a trip to Japan from California thirty years ago, becoming fascinated with Tokyo and moving there permanently. He spent 25 years working for one of the country’s largest publishers, developing books on dozens of Japanese subjects from art to Zen – all in English and all distributed in the United States, Europe, and the rest of the world.

Barry Lancet made his debut as a published novelist in 2013 with the novel Japantown. Below is a list of Barry Lancet’s books in order of when they were first released:

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Publication Order of Jim Brodie Books

Japantown (2013)Description / Buy at
Tokyo Kill (2014)Description / Buy at
Pacific Burn (2016)Description / Buy at
The Spy Across the Table (2017)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Three-Star Sushi (2018)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Aftershock(2011)Description / Buy at
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Barry Lancet Synopsis: Japantown is a Jim Brodie novel by Barry Lancet. An American antiques-dealer-turned-reluctant-private-eye must use his knowledge of Japanese culture to unravel a major murder in San Francisco—before he and his daughter become targets themselves. San Francisco antiques dealer Jim Brodie receives a call one night from a friend at the SFPD: an entire family has been senselessly gunned down in the Japantown neighborhood of the bustling city. As an American born and raised in Japan and part-owner of his father’s Tokyo private investigation firm, Brodie has advised the local police in the past, but the near-perfect murders in Japantown are like nothing he’s ever encountered. With his array of Asian contacts and fluency in Japanese, Brodie follows leads gathered from a shadow powerbroker, a renegade Japanese detective, and the elusive tycoon at the center of the Japantown murders along a trail that takes him from the crime scene in California to terrorized citizens and informants in Japan. Step by step, he unravels a web of intrigue stretching back centuries and unearths a deadly secret that threatens not only his life but also the lives of his entire circle of family and friends.

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