Category Archives: Asia

Border Run by Simon Lewis

Lewis, Simon – ‘Border Run’ Paperback: 208 pages (Apr. 2012) Publisher: Sort of Books ISBN: 0956308651 BORDER RUN is a suspense novel set in the forest region of China near Myanmar (called Burma here). Will and Jake are two backpackers taking … Continue reading

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The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino translated by Alexander O Smith with Elye Alexander Little, Brown UK, 2011 (first published in Japan 2005) Reviewed at Petrona, February 2012.

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Yin Yang Tattoo by Ron McMillan

Yin Yang Tattoo by Ron McMillan Sandstone, 2010 Reviewed at Petrona, January 2012.

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Still Murder by Finola Moorhead

Still Murder by Finola Moorhead Spinifex press, 1991; reprinted 2002 with introduction by Marion Campbell. Reviewed at Petrona, December 2011.

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The Hand That Trembles by Kjell Eriksson

The Hand That Trembles by Kjell Eriksson translated by Ebba Segerberg Allison & Busby 2011, first published in Sweden 2007. Reviewed at Petrona, November 2011.

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Villain by Shuichi Yoshida

Villain by Shuichi Yoshida Translated by Philip Gabriel Harvill Secker, 2010 (first published in Japan in 2007). review posted at Petrona, September 2011.

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Snowdrops by A D Miller

Snowdrops by A D Miller Reviewed at Petrona, June 2011. See here for review.

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Audition by Ryu Murakami

AuditionBy Ryu Murakami, translated by Ralph McCarthyBloomsbury, paperback 2010. Audition is a book that is both quick to read and deceptively simple in narrative. It opens with Shige, the 15 year old son of widower Aoyama, urging his father to … Continue reading

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Witness the Night, by Kishwar Desai

  Witness the Night A terrible tragedy has occurred in a small town in India. Thirteen members of a family have been murdered and then their house set on fire. A young girl, Durga, the daughter of the family, has … Continue reading

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Shadow Family, by Miyuke Miyabe

Shadow Family Translator Juliet Winters Carpenter Originally published in Japan in 2001 with the title R. P. G. (Role Playing Game), Shadow Family is the second of Miyuki Miyabe’s novels to be translated into English (the first was All She … Continue reading

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