City Under One Roof


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Berkley Books
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6.31 X 9.48 X 1.05 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Iris Yamashita is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter for the movie Letters from Iwo Jima. She has been working in Hollywood for fifteen years developing material for both film and streaming, has taught screenwriting at UCLA, and is an advocate of women and diversity in the entertainment industry. She has also been a judge and mentor for various film and writing programs, and lives in California.


"Unusual topography plays a major role in screenwriter Yamashita's atmospherically charged debut...that leads to a spellbinding, unforgettable climax and an unpredictable resolution....This distinctively original perspective on a 'community of stragglers, oddballs, and recluses' heralds the arrival of a major new talent."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The claustrophobic atmosphere in this unique one-building town, isolated by tunnels, weather, and secrets, builds a memorable debut crime novel."--Library Journal (starred review)

"An urban Alaska detective unlocks menacing secrets in a frigid, sinister small town while struggling to recover from a personal tragedy. . . .Several more or less disreputable residents emerge as suspects as riddles large and small add fuel to the mystery on the way to the final solution. An offbeat, sharply written thriller." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Yamashita knows how to keep her pages turning with plenty of close-up-ready characters...[her] plotting proves addictive; her final line promises more to come." -- Booklist

"City Under One Roof is a gripping, unsettling and oppressive thriller that welcomes a wonderful new talent to the genre. Prepare to be quickly immersed in this dark and moody murder mystery."--Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Local Woman Missing

"Northern Exposure meets Dexter in this clever thriller in which an isolated community is rocked by a twisted murder, increasingly dark secrets and the terrifying knowledge that the people they always thought they knew are now the ones they should fear the most."--Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One Step Too Far

"Electric and fast-paced, this debut thriller is a testament to Yamashita's skills as a storyteller. There's no escape from the isolated Alaska setting for either the murder investigator or the reader. I fell down the rabbit hole and couldn't come out until I read the final page."--Naomi Hirahara, Edgar-winning author of Clark and Division

"Iris Yamashita delivers! Compelling characters, clever plot twists, and a story that will chill you to your bones. City Under One Roof is a must-read thriller."-Laura Griffin, New York Times bestselling author of The Texas Murder Files

"Iris Yamashita blasts into the world of crime fiction by doing something spectacular: introducing us to a totally unique location and sub-culture. A compulsive page-turner that's both atmospheric and claustrophobic at the same time."--C.J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Shadows Reel

"A well-crafted novel, told through the eyes of three very different women, with a wonderfully claustrophobic and atmospheric background."--Ann Cleeves, New York Times bestselling author of The Long Call and Vera Stanhope novels