Year of the Talking Dog is available to download from all Amazon sites right now.

And I’m even more delighted to see the first reviews have come in from readers on the site with the following comments that particularly tickled me:

“I finished this in one sitting.”

“A thoroughly enjoyable read.” 

“Way more than worth the ridiculously low Kindle price.”

You can download the book from any Amazon site. Click on the link here for the site. The link for the Japan site is here and for the UK here. But the ebook and paperback are available on every Amazon site around the world now, just search for Year of The Talking Dog (just ignore the children’s picture books about talking dogs. They are not it.)

The blurb is as follows:

Hana Walker, a 20-year-old journalism student, is heartbroken to learn her English fiancé’s body has been found on train tracks in Tokyo. But what seems like a tragic accident takes on a far more sinister turn when a masked man starts following her. She’s forced to rely on her wits alone to stay alive. Can she overcome the language barrier, convince the reluctant Japanese police she’s not crazy and stop a killer before a conspiracy reaches its deadly conclusion in the skyscrapers of Tokyo?

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I’m Patrick Sherriff, an Englishman who survived 13 years working for newspapers in the US, UK and Japan. Between teaching English lessons at my conversation school in Abiko, Japan, I write and illustrate textbooks for non-native speakers of English, release Hana Walker mystery novels, short stories, essays and a monthly newsletter  highlighting good fiction published in English about Japan.