Naomi Hirahara is an American author and creator of the Edgar Award-winning Mas Arai Mystery Series of books as well as the Officer Ellie Rush Series. Naomi built up a solid reputation as a non-fiction book author before delving into fiction.

Naomi was born in Pasadena, California to Japanese parents. Her father was born in California, but was taken to Japan as a child and lived in Hiroshima. He was only miles away from the blast of the atomic bomb, but managed to survive and move with his wife May back to California. Naomi grew up in California and received her bachelor’s degree in international relations from Stanford University. She also studied at the Inter-University Center for Advanced Japanese Language Studies in Tokyo. She worked as reporter for The Rafu Shimpo and as a professor before focusing on writing.

Publication Order of Leilani Santiago Hawai'i Mystery Books

Iced in Paradise (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Eternal Lei (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mas Arai Books

Summer of the Big Bachi (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gasa-Gasa Girl (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snakeskin Shamisen (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Hina (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strawberry Yellow (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sayonara Slam (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hiroshima Boy (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Officer Ellie Rush Books

Murder on Bamboo Lane (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grave on Grand Avenue (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

1001 Cranes (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Clark and Division (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Distinguished Asian American Business Leaders (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Life After Manzanar (With: Heather C. Lindquist,Art Hansen) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Scent of Flowers (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
We Are Here (With: ) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Akashic Noir Books

San Francisco Noir (By: ) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seattle Noir (By: Curt Colbert) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bronx Noir (By: S J Rozan) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brooklyn Noir (By: ) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
D.C. Noir (By: George Pelecanos) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chicago Noir (By: Neal Pollack) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Baltimore Noir (By: Laura Lippman) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
New Orleans Noir (By: Laura Lippman,,Julie Smith,Ace Atkins,Barbara Hambly,,David Fulmer,Jervey Tervalon,,,,James Nolan) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Los Angeles Noir (By: Christopher Rice) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wall Street Noir (By: Peter Spiegelman) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Havana Noir (By: ) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Detroit Noir (By: P.J. Parrish) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
D.C. Noir 2 (By: George Pelecanos) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queens Noir (By: Jill Eisenstadt) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Las Vegas Noir (By: ) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trinidad Noir (By: ) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Istanbul Noir (By: Tarkan Barlas) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Paris Noir (By: Aurélien Masson) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
San Francisco Noir 2 (By: ) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Portland Noir (By: ) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Delhi Noir (By: ) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Phoenix Noir (By: Diana Gabaldon) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Los Angeles Noir 2 (With: Joseph Hansen,Raymond Chandler,James Ellroy,Ross Macdonald,Margaret Millar,James M. Cain,Walter Mosley,William Gault,Leigh Brackett,Chester Himes,Jervey Tervalon,,Denise Hamilton) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mexico City Noir (By: Paco Ignacio Taibo II) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Richmond Noir (By: Tom De Haven,Clay McLeod Chapman) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Orange County Noir (By: T. Jefferson Parker,Dick Lochte,Gary Phillips,Robert S. Levinson,,,,Gordon McAlpine,Nathan Walpow) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Indian Country Noir (By: Sarah Cortez) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moscow Noir (By: Irina Denezhkina) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Philadelphia Noir (By: ) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lone Star Noir (By: Joe R. Lansdale) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Haiti Noir (By: Edwidge Danticat) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Copenhagen Noir (By: Gunnar Staalesen) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pittsburgh Noir (By: ) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Barcelona Noir (By: ) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cape Cod Noir (By: Dana Cameron) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kingston Noir (By: Patricia Powell,,,,,Marlon James) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Venice Noir (By: Michael Gregorio) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
St. Petersburg Noir (By: Pavel Krusanov) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kansas City Noir (By: ) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Boston Noir 2 (By: ) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Staten Island Noir (By: Bill Loehfelm) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
New York City Noir: The Five Borough Set (By: S J Rozan) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
USA Noir (By: Megan Abbott) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Haiti Noir 2 (By: Edwidge Danticat) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prison Noir (By: Joyce Carol Oates) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tel Aviv Noir (By: ) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Helsinki Noir (By: James Thompson) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Providence Noir (By: Amity Gaige,Ann Hood,Elizabeth Strout,Bruce DeSilva,Luanne Rice,,Marie Myung-Ok Lee,John Searles) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chicago Noir: The Classics (By: Joe Meno) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zagreb Noir (By: Nada Gašić) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Buffalo Noir (By: ) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marseille Noir (By: Salim Hatubou) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beirut Noir (By: Abbas Beydoun) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stockholm Noir (By: Nathan Larson) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rio Noir (By: ) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brussels Noir (By: ) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mississippi Noir (By: Tom Franklin,Megan Abbott,Ace Atkins,Michael Farris Smith,,,,John M. Floyd,,,William Boyle,,,Michael Kardos,,,Chris Offutt) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
St. Louis Noir (By: Scott Phillips) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prague Noir (By: ) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
San Juan Noir (By: ) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Oakland Noir (By: ) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Atlanta Noir (By: Tananarive Due,,Jennifer Harlow) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
New Haven Noir (By: Amy Bloom) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Montana Noir (By: James Grady) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Buenos Aires Noir (By: Ernesto Mallo) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
São Paulo Noir (By: ) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vancouver Noir (By: Sam Wiebe) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hong Kong Noir (By: ) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Amsterdam Noir (By: Josh Pachter) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Houston Noir (By: ) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Milwaukee Noir (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nairobi Noir (By: ) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alabama Noir (By: Carolyn Haines,Tom Franklin,Ace Atkins,Winston Groom,,,Michelle Richmond) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tampa Bay Noir (By: Ace Atkins) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Addis Ababa Noir (By: Maaza Mengiste) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Belgrade Noir (By: ) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miami Noir (By: James Carlos Blake,Elmore Leonard,,Edna Buchanan,,,,Zora Neale Hurston,,Charles Willeford,T.J. MacGregor,Brett Halliday,Lester Dent,Christine Kling,,Carolina Garcia-Aguilera) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Accra Noir (By: ) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Speculative Los Angeles (By: Duane Swierczynski,Stephen Blackmoore,,,Ben H. Winters,Charles Yu,,,Denise Hamilton,,S. Qiouyi Lu) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Paris Noir: The Suburbs (By: ) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Darker Mask(2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shaken: Stories for Japan(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Writes of Passage(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ladies' Night(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gary Phillips' Hollis for Hire(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stop the World: Snapshots from a Pandemic(2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silver Waves of Summer(2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crime Hits Home of Stories from Crime Fiction's Top Authors(2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
South Central Noir(2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Naomi Hirahara Books, You’ll Love…

The first book in the Mas Arai series is Summer of the Big Bachi. Bachi refers to the spirit of retribution who has come looking for Mas Arai. The Japanese-American gardener who is finding his life of sin catching up with him. A stranger comes asking about his friend from back home in Hiroshima and soon that friend ends up dead. Mas finds his own life in danger as secrets from his past come back to haunt him. This novel ties in war-torn Hiroshima with modern day Pasadena in a mystery of family and loyalty.

Murder on Bamboo Lane is the first book in the Officer Ellie Rush series. This book follows bike cop Ellie Rush who dreams of becoming a homicide detective. Those dreams don’t prepare her for encountering the dead body of a college classmate though. Ellie will find herself deep into this investigation of her former classmate and find out first hand what some will do to keep their secrets.

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