Category Archives: Japan

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. Advertisements

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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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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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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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All She Was Worth, by Miyuki Miyabe

All She Was Worth On one level, All She Was Worth is a traditional type of detective novel. A young woman, Shoko Sekine, goes missing. Her distraught fiancé contacts his uncle, Shunsuke Honma, a police detective on long-term sick leave … Continue reading

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