The Last Train

Written by Michael Pronko — Detective Hiroshi Shimizu gained a lot during his time studying in Boston. He found an American fiancée, Linda, and now…

Blue Light Yokohama

Written by Nicolas Obregon – What an entertaining debut! Told almost exclusively from the perspective of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Inspector Kosuke Iwata, it’s a…

Deep Red

Written by Hisashi Nozawa, translated by Asumi Shibata — Kanako Akiba is 11 years old and just like any other sixth-grader, laughing with her friends and…

The Silent Dead

Written by Tetsuya Honda, translated by Giles Murray — Recently I lamented the decline of the classic police procedural – but how quickly I’ve been…

Malice

Japanese sensation Keigo Higashino is back with his fourth novel in English translation – the first of his series following police detective Kyoichiro Kaga. Here…

The Investigation

Korean crime fiction is something of a rarity, so this translation by Chi-Young Kim is a find. It is 1944, and a mixture of criminals,…

Malice

Japanese sensation Keigo Higashino is back with his fourth novel in English translation – the first of his series following police detective Kyoichiro Kaga. Here…

Malice

Written by Keigo Higashino, translated by Alexander O Smith — This year has been a good one for lovers of Japanese literature in translation. Across all…

The Investigation

Korean crime fiction is something of a rarity, so this translation by Chi-Young Kim is a find. It is 1944, and a mixture of criminals,…

The Investigation

Written by Jung-Myung Lee, translated by Chi-Young Kim — There’s been a move on of late to introduce Western readers to Korea’s literary traditions. However, up…

Fallen Angel

Written by Jonelle Patrick — In recent years, the seedier underbelly of Japanese nightlife and hostess clubs has been exposed by Mo Hayder in her novel…