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Interview: Kotaro Isaka

This week an interesting new crime novel from Japan will be pulling into the station. Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka is little different to most crime novels thus far translated from Japanese. Clever and sophisticated gives way to something that’s big on set-up, big on…
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The Aosawa Murders

Written by Riku Onda, translated by Alison Watts — At the heart of The Aosawa Murders is a puzzle – who could have poisoned 17 people at a gathering at a house belonging to the Aosawa family, and who could have had a motive to…
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Prefecture D

Written by Hideo Yokoyama, translated by Jonathan Lloyd-Davies — Prefecture D is the third book to appear in English translation by Japanese crime author Hideo Yokoyama, whose English debut Six Four was a big hit in 2016. Like Six Four and Yokoyama’s English follow up,…
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First look: Ryuko

She smokes cigars, rides a motorbike, packs twin tommies and she has a dragon tattoo. But Ryuko isn’t from Sweden, and she’s not like anything Japanese crime fiction has sent us so far. Today we’re bringing you a first look at this manga graphic novel…
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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 on the map in English-speaking countries, at least among those who enjoy discovering crime books from other cultures around the…
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