Isaac Adamson

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Isaac Adamson
Born 1971 (age 45–46)
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Alma mater University of Colorado at Boulder
Genre Mystery
Spouse Chee-Soo Kim

Isaac Adamson, born in Fort Collins, Colorado[1] in 1971, is the American author of a series of mystery novels set in Japan and featuring journalist and amateur detective Billy Chaka.


After graduating from Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Adamson attended UCLA briefly before graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Film Studies.

All four of his Billy Chaka novels were published by HarperCollins. They are currently out of print. His novel Complication was published by Counterpoint Press.

Adamson's first novel, Tokyo Suckerpunch, was to be made into a film by Sony Pictures Entertainment, starring Tobey Maguire in the role of Billy Chaka.[1]

Complication, a thriller set in Prague, was a nominee for the Mystery Writers of America's 2013 Edgar Awards in the Best Paperback Original category.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Adamson currently lives in Portland, Oregon. He is married to Chee-Soo Kim.[citation needed]

Written works[edit]

  • Tokyo Suckerpunch (2000)
  • Hokkaido Popsicle (2002)
  • Dreaming Pachinko (2003)
  • Kinki Lullaby (2004)
  • Complication (2012)


  1. ^ a b K., Spencer (5 December 2012). "Isaac Adamson". 12 Questions. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Lee, Stephan (3 May 2013). "2013 Edgar Awards honor best mystery writers". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 

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