Kill Me In Tokyo-Earl Norman (Norman Thompson) (1958)
Posted on July 22, 2010 by vintage45
A forgotten P.I. series. That’s too bad because it’s a good one. Our hero is Burns Bannon, an American G.I. who becomes a detective by default. The opening book finds Bannon searching Tokyo’s red light district to find the karate killer of a young woman.
There are nine books in the series. All titles start with,”Kill Me.” The last one was,”Kill Me In Roppongi” (1967). They are definitely worth searching through the used book stores for copies.
Thanks to a comment I found out a series featuring Rick Shaw started and probably ended with “Hang Me In Hong Kong” in 1976. The female lead was Rococo Baroque. It was published in Tokyo by Jade Orient.