TOKYO HEIST has a cover! I’m so happy to be able to share it. Here it is!
I couldn’t be happier. Japan, especially Tokyo, features prominently in the novel, so I’m glad the city is featured here. I love the glow of the lights, the shadowy figures, and the crime scene tape. The cover artist just nailed it.
Here’s a summary of the book, also now up at GoodReads:
Sixteen-year-old Violet loves reading manga and wearing scarves made from kimono fabric, so she’s thrilled that her father’s new painting commission means a summer trip to Japan. But what starts as an exotic vacation quickly turns into a dangerous treasure hunt. Her father’s client, the wealthy Yamada family, is the victim of a high-profile art robbery. Someone has stolen van Gogh sketches from the Yamadas’ Seattle mansion, and is holding them hostage until the Yamadas can produce the corresponding van Gogh painting. The problem is that nobody knows where this painting is hidden, and until they find it, all of their lives are in danger.
Violet’s search for the missing van Gogh takes her from the Seattle Art Museum, to the yakuza-infested streets of Tokyo, to a secluded inn in Kyoto. As the mystery deepens, Violet’s not sure whom she can trust. But she knows one thing: she has to find the painting and the criminals—before it’s too late.
Other news: the book has gone to copyedits, and I have a publication date of June 14, 2012!
Here to help celebrate is the TOKYO DANCE TROOPER IN SHIBUYA. He totally captures my happy mood today, and this is a fun glimpse of Tokyo! (Thanks to my Apocalypsie sister Kathleen Peacock for bringing this to my attention!)
Congratulations! I like how your name looks like one of the many blinking lights in Tokyo.
Lovely cover. Can't wait to be lined up at a book signing for your autograph on one of these!
Very cool. So different than a lot of YA these days so it should stand out! It looks very alive!
So cool! I have a daughter who's crazy about Japan- she's going to love this, Diana!
FABULOUS COVER! ABSOLUTELY a "WOW! What's THIS? Lemme read the back… Whoa, COOL premise! Okay, MUST have."
I love it! I'm soo excited to read it!
I love this cover. Very edgy and mysterious! Congrats, Diana!
Love it! How cool is it to have your name in lights?!
That cover is pretty freakin' fabulous. I LOVE IT. I wanted to read it before, but now it makes me want to GRAB it!
Thanks so much, you guys!!
Congratulations on such a cool cover!
Such a great cover. LOVE your name in lights. Congratulations to you!!!!
Love it, Diana! So striking! Congrats to you and the design team!
Congrats, Diana! So exciting…
This cover is amazing. I'm more excited than ever to read Tokyo Heist (and I was pretty dang excited before!) Congratulations!
Love the cover ! – so cool and edgy – I see it as the most popular poster in all college dorm rooms – US and Japan! and oh by the way – can't wait for the book 🙂
Gorgeous cover — so eye – catching! Can't wait to buy it and get it SIGNED!
Oh, love! It's gorgeous!