The Daydreamer Detective: A Free Cozy Mystery in Japan

· Miso Cozy Mysteries Book 1 · Onigiri Press
60 reviews

About this ebook

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.


Buy The Daydreamer Detective today to savor every last morsel of a delicious mystery!

Additional Keywords: cozy mystery, cozy, mystery, J-drama, interracial, multicultural, romance, Japan, Tokyo, chef, culinary, farming, slow food, murder, failure, painting, family drama, female detective, detective, sleuth, amateur sleuth, Japanese, Japanese food, free mystery, free cozy mystery. 

60 reviews
T R Kavanagh
July 11, 2019
Very engaging. A good solid murder mystery with the added bonus of giving an insight to Japanese culture. Good character development and it leaves me wanting to read more books in the series. Well done
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Cheryl Kulas
March 23, 2020
I'm really enjoying cozy mysteries right now! me 😇🦚
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Steph Spears
November 16, 2019
Loved this book. Love the characters. A young woman moving back to home town. Dreading it, but it turns out full of mystery, love. The best thing for her.
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About the author

Steph Gennaro is a long-time Japanophile, and she’s been studying Japanese culture and language for over 20 years. She loves dreaming of far-off places, going for walks with her dog, Lulu Ninja Assassin, hanging out with her family, and reading outside in the summertime. There is no better season than summer. She’s a Capricorn, mother, knitter, and web developer, and pasta is her favorite meal. Steph Gennaro is her pen name for cozy mysteries, but she also writes science fiction romance.

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