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Trouble on Temple Street: An Officer Ellie Rush Mystery

Chapter 10

Naomi Hirahara

When Aunt Cheryl and I arrive on Cortez’s floor at USC L.A. General Hospital, I feel my heart both rising and sinking at the same time. Rising because Cortez has come out of his coma. Sinking because I don’t know if I’ll be allowed to see ...

Trouble on Temple Street: An Officer Ellie Rush Mystery

Chapter 9

Naomi Hirahara

“What?” I say, my voice rising as the din at Bottega Louie gets louder with the “ladies who lunch” crowd.

Trouble on Temple Street: An Officer Ellie Rush Mystery

Chapter 8

Naomi Hirahara

I know that my boyfriend, Cortez Williams, will say I’m crazy. But he’s in a medically induced coma at USC General Hospital and has no say.

Trouble on Temple Street: An Officer Ellie Rush Mystery

Chapter 7

Naomi Hirahara

I press the buzzer by the door of a small brick building.

Trouble on Temple Street: An Officer Ellie Rush Mystery

Chapter 6

Naomi Hirahara

I’ve only said I love you to two men—well, other than my dad and he doesn’t really count. One of them was my college boyfriend, Benjamin Choi, and the other one is Cortez Williams. Cortez is currently on an operating room table while I’m sitting like ...

Trouble on Temple Street: An Officer Ellie Rush Mystery

Chapter 5

Naomi Hirahara

You can get the wrong idea from TV police shows. Officers discharge their weapons multiple times in every episode, when the truth is, most of us never fire our guns in the line of duty, even in a big city like Los Angeles. And for homicide detectives like my boyfriend ...

Trouble on Temple Street: An Officer Ellie Rush Mystery

Chapter 4

Naomi Hirahara

It’s past midnight and someone’s turning the key to my double-lock on my front door. I know who it is and even Shippo doesn’t bother to get out of his doggy bed.

Trouble on Temple Street: An Officer Ellie Rush Mystery

Chapter 3

Naomi Hirahara

My cheeks are still a bit flushed from the beer from the Far Bar, but I make sure that I’m fully sober before getting on my bicycle. I’m Hapa and have inherited the Asian flush from my mother’s side. California Vehicle Code Section 21200.5 pretty much ...

Trouble on Temple Street: An Officer Ellie Rush Mystery

Chapter 2

Naomi Hirahara

“You’ll have to leave the premises,” I tell my best friend Nay Pram as I direct people away from the dead body covered in a furry blue costume. My voice goes into law enforcement mode, and she’s not having it.

Trouble on Temple Street: An Officer Ellie Rush Mystery

Chapter 1

Naomi Hirahara

“I just don’t get it,” I say to my partner, Johnny Mayhew, in front of the Los Angeles Convention Center. We are both on our LAPD-issued bikes, watching a line of the most ridiculous cosplayers enter the hall. It’s like my childhood has come to haunt me. An ...

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Naomi Hirahara is the Edgar Award-winning author of two mystery series set in Los Angeles. Her Mas Arai series, which features a Hiroshima survivor and gardener, has been translated into Japanese, Korean and French. Her first Mas Arai novel, SUMMER OF THE BIG BACHI, is currently being developed into an independent film. A former editor of The Rafu Shimpo newspaper and curator of historical exhibitions, she has also published noir short stories, middle-grade fiction and nonfiction books, including TERMINAL ISLAND: LOST COMMUNITIES OF LOS ANGELES and two biographies for the Japanese American National Museum, including AN AMERICAN SON: THE STORY OF GEORGE ARATANI, FOUNDER OF MIKASA AND KENWOOD. Co-written with Heather Lindquist, a book on the struggles of Japanese Americans after being released from Manzanar concentration camp (LIFE AFTER MANZANAR) was published by Heyday Books in 2018. Her seventh and final Mas Arai mystery, HIROSHIMA BOY, was released the same year. Set to be released in September 2019, her new mystery, ICED IN PARADISE, will follow the adventures of Leilani Santiago, who operates her family’s shave ice business in Kaua’i. She received her bachelor’s degree in international relations from Stanford University.

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