Monday, November 14, 2022

Review: Tailed in Tokyo by Susan Harper

About the Book

Cozy Mystery


Release Date
February 3, 2019

Synopsis from Goodreads:

There’s nothing like a little fun with Japanese gangsters

A cozy mystery from Author Susan Harper

Kendell and Pauline are exploring Japan when they find themselves lost and in the wrong place. Fortunately, their fame as super sleuths extends into the Japanese underworld. When a powerful criminal figure winds up dead, their sleuthing skills may be the only thing keeping them from joining him. Can they put one criminal away to save another or will this be their final adventure?

My Review

Kendell and Pauline are on the move again.  This time they are in Japan and ready for some sightseeing.  Of course things don’t go smoothly for the women.  When they ask directions to one of the sights, they are misunderstood and end up in an underground gambling hall.  

Once Kendell realizes they are in the den of Japanese gangsters, she fears for their lives and wants to leave.  However, Pauline wants to gamble.  The older woman doesn’t see the harm, until an important leader of the gangsters winds up dead right next to her.  

They try to leave, but the head gangster wants them to investigate the murder.  Kendell and Pauline’s reputations as amateur sleuths precedes them and there’s no way the gangsters will be involving the police.  So, it’s up to Kendell and Pauline to find out the truth or….else!

This is the 9th book in the Flight Risk series.  I’ve read the first 8 and loved them.  This was another good entry into the series.  Although these are short books, the author puts together an involved story filled with twists, turns, and many suspects.  She has a great way of keeping the reader guessing until the end.

There are currently 12 books in the series, and I plan to read them all.  Next stop is Alaska…I so love armchair traveling.

For reading challenges:

Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2022
The Backlist Reader Challenge 2022

Disclosure:  I borrowed this one from the Kindle Unlimited library. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Oh this sounds fun-and I love the idea of a cozy set in Japan!

  2. That looks good. I think I'd like the Alaska one too. :)

  3. This sounds like such a fun book! 4 cats as well ;) he he (love the cat rating). It sounds like one of those crazy stories that actually might have happened somewhere. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  4. Armchair traveling is my favorite as well! This sounds really fun and definitely a great read.

  5. A book with Japanese gangsters. Cool!


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