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Clay Boutwell and his wife, Yumi, are the authors of over twenty books on the Japanese language. His fiction includes thrillers (The Tanaka Series), mysteries (The Agora Series), and, yes, superheroes! (The Temporal Series)

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Japanese Reader Collection Volume 2 Momotaro the Peach Boy (Japanese Edition)
by Clay Boutwell
Read Real Japanese with Free MP3s** Recommended for Beginners of Japanese **Read the most famous Japanese fairy tale in real Japanese! Every line and every word is explained and defined.MP3sIncluded at no extra charge are two MP3s of the story. One is read at the normal speed and the other at a slow, easy to follow speed. You will find...
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The Penitent Thief: A 19th Century Historical Murder Mystery (The Agora Mystery Series Book 2)
by Clay Boutwell
A string of thefts ends in a grisly murder. Certain evidence leads Captain Barnwell to suspect a former thief, Rutherford Nordlinger as the culprit. Carl Brooke becomes personally involved as Nordlinger's guilt is questioned.  --  In the style of Arthur Conan Doyle, Clay Boutwell brings back the Agora Society and its premiere...
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Japanese Reader Collection Volume 1: Hikoichi: The Easy Way to Read Japanese Folklore, Tales, and Stories
by Clay Boutwell
Perfect for beginning and upper beginning students of Japanese. This affordable Japanese reader contains four complete stories of a clever and mischievous young man, Hikoichi. PLUS! Get FREE MP3s of the stories read by a native Japanese speaker. Listen while reading. The link to the MP3s is found on the last page. Read--in...
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Japanese Reader Collection Volume 5 Shitakiri Suzume (Japanese Edition)
by Clay Boutwell
Perfect for beginning and upper beginning students of Japanese. This affordable Japanese reader will help you build your Japanese vocabulary, reading skills, and listening comprehension.Get FREE MP3s of the stories read by a native Japanese speaker. Listen while reading. The link to the MP3s is found on the last page.Shitakiri Suzume...
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Two Tocks before Midnight: A 19th Century Historical Murder Mystery (The Agora Mystery Series)
by Clay Boutwell
The Strange Affair of October 24th, 1859: When a flurry of forgeries appear in museums and among collectors, the members of the Agora, a society dedicated to the betterment of man, take it upon themselves to stop the rogues. But among the members, there is a traitor. Among the forgers, there is a murderer. As friends betray their own...
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Japanese Grammar 100 in Plain English
by Clay Boutwell
Painlessly Learn Beginner Level Japanese Grammar. Beginning to learn a new language can be a lot of fun. But it is important to begin your learning with structure. You don't want to end up knowing random or useless information that will sap your motivation once the initial enthusiasm fades. This book is intended to introduce important...
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Hiragana the Basics of Japanese (Japanese Edition)
by Clay Boutwell
Join the Thousands who have Mastered Hiragana in Less than Two Weeks with Clay & Yumi's Method.What if a few quirky mnemonics, helpful hints, and comprehension quizzes could enable you to read real Japanese in less than two weeks from now? Imagine being able to pick up a manga in Japanese and actually sound out the words? How about being...
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Japanese Reader Collection Volume 4: The Mouse Bride: The Easy Way to Read, Listen, and Learn from Japanese Folklore...
by Clay Boutwell
Read Real Japanese with Free Sound Files** Recommended for Beginners of Japanese **MP3sIncluded at no extra charge are two MP3s of the story. One is read at the normal speed and the other at a slow, easy to follow speed. You will find the link to download the MP3s on the last page.THE STORYThe Mouse Bride story is a charming Japanese...
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A Temporal Trust: A Time Warping Superhero Adventure (The Temporal Book 2)
by Clay Boutwell
BOOK TWO in The Temporal Time Bending series:After stopping a terrorist plot to position a murderer as president, Sam Williams must come to grips with his newfound abilities. As one of the Temporal, his encounters with eternity give him both gifts and challenges to overcome as a new threat emerges that could wipe out the Temporal for all...
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Japanese Sentences: Haiku
by Clay Boutwell
Learn Japanese vocabulary through Haiku! Learn twenty famous haiku in Japanese. Every word and line is broken down and thoroughly explained. Every kanji has furigana and romaji (romanized Japanese) is also provided so beginners and advanced students alike can enjoy. There is also a full Japanese-English glossary in the back of the...
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Japanese Reader Collection Volume 3: The Inch-High Samurai
by Clay Boutwell
Recommended for upper beginners and lower intermediates of Japanese. NEWLY UPDATED WITH A BONUS STORY: Kaguya Hime (including MP3s of both stories) ***** FREE PDF and MP3s of the stories read by a native Japanese speaker--download link found on the last page. Listen while reading to develop listening comprehension, reading skills, and...
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101 Common Japanese Idioms in Plain English
by Clay Boutwell
Once one zooms beyond the basics of a language, idiomatic expressions, proverbs, and slang can provide the spice to keep motivation up and progress going forward. This ebook will introduce 101 of the most common Japanese idioms. We are including at no extra charge MP3s for all the examples found in this ebook. Create play-lists to...
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Kotowaza, Japanese Proverbs and Sayings
by Clay Boutwell
NEWLY REVISED and EXPANDED: Now with a FREE download link including all MP3s of the proverbs and the example sentences (fast and slow recordings) + a 108 page PDF of the ebook to print.FIFTY Highly Useful Kotowaza--Japanese Proverbs with detailed explanations and illustrations. These proverbs represent some of the most useful kotowaza...
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The Temporal: A Time Warping Thriller
by Clay Boutwell
A tremor in time. A terrorist threat. To secure the world’s future, one man must learn to wield the past and change the future…Sam Williams could use a fresh start. After his wife ditches him for his best friend, he moves to Japan, determined to make a new home. Instead of a warm welcome, an eternity-shattering earthquake gives him...
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Kanji 100: Learn the Most Useful Kanji in Japanese
by Clay Boutwell
NEW: NOW WITH STROKE ORDER and FLASHCARDS (at the end of the ebook)! For Beginners of the Japanese language. Includes FREE MP3s (download link found on the last page) Learning kanji--those thousands of characters originally from Chinese--can be a rewarding experience. Japanese as a foreign language not dependant on the alphabet is...
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Ninja Penguin Talks Japanese in Japan
by Clay Boutwell
Learn about the 47 prefectures of Japan while mastering 500 important beginner level Japanese words. MP3s totaling over one hour of audio lessons are also included for FREE. Penguin’s dream of completing Ninja Academy has finally come true... Almost. One test remains: he must journey to the far frigid shores of Hokkaido in order to...
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Katakana, the Basics of Japanese
by Clay Boutwell
Learn katakana on your Kindle fast and painlessly.For English speakers wanting to start learning Japanese.If you want to learn Japanese, mastering hiragana and katakana should be one of the first things you do. Many textbooks begin assuming the student knows the kana. This ebook is designed to help you master katakana quickly.With this...
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Tanaka and the Yakuza's Daughter
by Clay Boutwell
"Well written and puts you into the action right away." - Larry LaVoie, author of Leap of Faith and other suspense/thriller/mystery novels.Akira Tanaka's past as an undercover agent in Tokyo's underworld has caught up with his present. Now he must find out who kidnapped his only daughter, and why. Can he rescue her before it's too...
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Japanese Dialogues: Meeting and Greeting (Learn Japanese through Dialogues Book 2)
by Clay Boutwell
Finally, a fun and easy way to learn REAL conversational Japanese!We are including at no extra charge, (CD quality) MP3s for all the dialogues found in this ebook. Create play-lists to study on the go or burn the sound files to a CD to listen at home. The download link is found on the last page.We have been involved with helping people...
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Learn Japanese through Dialogues: at the Restaurant
by Clay Boutwell
Finally, a fun and easy way to learn REAL conversational Japanese! This was written for beginners to upper beginners of Japanese.We have been involved with helping people learn (and teach) Japanese for over ten years now through our TheJapanesePage.com (free) website and TheJapanShop.com webstore. We believe the best way to learn...
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Sound Words in Japanese: 99 Essential Sound and Action Words in Japanese
by Clay Boutwell
Struggling to sound natural in Japanese? Looking for a Japanese "text"book that's as fun as it is educational? Learn how to use ninety-nine essential Japanese onomatopoeic sound words.Japanese uses these fun sound words more often than we do in English. This book covers ninety-nine of the most useful sound words. In addition, each word...
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200 More Japanese Idioms
by Clay Boutwell
Once one zooms beyond the basics of a language, idiomatic expressions, proverbs, and slang can provide the spice to keep motivation up and progress going forward. This book will introduce 200 of the most common Japanese idioms. We are including at no extra charge MP3s for all the idioms found in this book. Create play-lists to study...
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Japanese Dialogues: Directions (Learn Japanese through Dialogues Book 4)
by Clay Boutwell
Finally, a fun and easy way to learn REAL conversational Japanese! We are including at no extra charge, MP3s for the seven dialogues found in this ebook. Create play-lists to study on the go or burn the sound files to a CD to listen at home. The download link is found on the last page. We have been involved with helping people...
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Lazer & Shlomo: The Ghost Dogs of Hewbred County (Messianic Mysteries Book 1)
by Clay Boutwell
Meet Lazer, a boy with an artificial intelligence pal called Shlomo. Together, they unravel the mystery surrounding the Ghost Dogs of Hewbred County! Written from a Christian / Messianic Jewish viewpoint and primarily for ages 9-14, this short mystery is a fun, family friendly adventure sure to please young readers (or even younger...
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The Curse of the Mad Sheik (The Agora Mystery Series Book 4)
by Clay Boutwell
"There it was again. A moment, a flash, something indescribable and so quickly discarded that one would feel obliged to disbelieve one’s own eyes had it now become inescapable by multiple repetition in my presence." Murder and intrigue abound. At the center of it all appears a mysterious sheik and his cursed ruby. -- In the style of...
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The Agora Letters: 19th Century Historical Murder Mysteries
by Clay Boutwell
"This series just keeps getting better - this is my favorite mystery so far. The writing flows nicely and again Mr. Boutwell paints vivid word pictures of another era. Lovely language and great mystery." --Amazon reviewer of The Curse of the Mad Sheik (included in this collection)Do you love a mystery? Murder, Mayhem, and the Gentleman...
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Murder by Monday: A 19th Century Historical Murder Mystery (The Agora Mystery Series Book 6)
by Clay Boutwell
A childhood nemesis. A threat seemingly from beyond the grave. Murder by Monday... A mysterious letter sends Carl Brooke and Rutherford Nordlinger off to the aid of a man who, accused of murder, is now threatened by the man he is said to have killed. -- "Well, hello there," I said with some relief. "I am so very...
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The Peace Party Massacre: A 19th Century Historical Murder Mystery (The Agora Mystery Series Book 3)
by Clay Boutwell
Kidnapped! An honorable man has gone missing and his wife is not in the least helpful. The sheriff dithers and every day brings death closer to a reality.It is late 1865. After hostilities cease, the Agora Society, led by the indomitable Carl Brooke, sends a group to aid the reconstruction of Wilmington Port in North Carolina and to...
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The Captain's Play: A Cozy 19th Century Mystery (The Agora Mystery Series Book 5)
by Clay Boutwell
"On more than one occasion," said the captain, "input from the esteemed members of the Agora Society has aided our investigations. Furthermore, in at least one case, the Agora’s contribution led directly to the apprehension of a murderer.” “Hear, hear!” Shouted Otto, the decidedly least reserved member of our little group. The...
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Carritos the Assassin : A Temporal Story
by Clay Boutwell
Even with eternity on his side, can he save her?Jackson's life is about to change. Again. In 1906, the San Francisco earthquake took everything from him. It took, but it also gave. He soon found he had the ability to...stop time, to freeze the world around him. That, and after eighty years of roaming the world, he hasn't aged a day.He...
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Eggs over Arsenic: A 19th Century Historical Murder Mystery (The Agora Mystery Series Book 7)
by Clay Boutwell
An art critic is brutally murdered and the subject of his last review is suspected. Did the artist do it or was it one of the family members--all of whom had motive and opportunity? Join Carl Brooke and Captain Barnwell as they uncover the clues and weed through the red herrings to discover the surprising identity of the murderer.
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