Newcomer

Written by Keigo Higashino, translated by Giles Murray — The translations of The Devotion of Suspect X and Malice have put Japanese author Keigo Higashino…

Countdown to Osaka

Written by Joe Hefferon — Crime fiction set in Japan, Korea and other counties of the Far East is gaining in popularity, and even Western…

The Moving Blade

Written by Michael Pronko — Like Pronko’s debut crime novel The Last Train, The Moving Blade bills itself as a Tokyo mystery, a mystery intrinsically…

Return to Hiroshima

Written by Bob Van Laerhoven, translated by Brian Doyle — Belgian TV crime series have made a huge leap forward in recent years, with Salamander and…

Sins as Scarlet

Written by Nicolas Obregon — Detective Kosuke Iwata is back, this time back in Los Angeles, after escaping a hell of his own making in…

The Dark Maidens

Written by Rikako Akiyoshi, translated by Kristi Fernandez, art by Booota — Every now and then you find yourself reading a book you’d never normally…

Cult X

Written by Fuminori Nakamura, translated by Kalau Almony — Cult X is an ambitious novel, one that pushes boundaries and redefines what crime fiction can…

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…