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"This smart and original mystery is a true page-turner… will baffle, surprise, and draw out suspicion until the final few pages. With each book, Higashino continues to elevate the modern mystery as an intense and inventive literary form." -Library Jo... Read more about Malice

I left my house at three thirty in the afternoon to go to Kunihiko Hidaka’s place, which was only one station away by train. From the train station, you then had to take a bus, but even after adding i...


From the author of the internationally bestselling, award-winning "The Devotion of Suspect X" comes the latest novel featuring Detective Galileo. The detective returns in a new case of impossible murder, where instincts clash with facts and theory wi... Read more about Salvation of a Saint

The pansies in the planter had flowered—a few small, bright blooms. The dry soil didn’t seem to have dimmed the color of the petals. Not particularly showy flowers, but they’re tough, Ayane thought, g...


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A twenty-year-old murder A chain of unsolvable mysteries Can one detective solve this epic riddle? When a man is found murdered in an abandoned building in Osaka in 1973, unflappable detective Sasagaki is assigned to the case.

He begins to piece toge... Read more about Journey Under the Midnight Sun

Sasagaki left the station and headed west along the tracks. Despite being October it was still dreadfully muggy, yet the ground was dry so when a truck sped by it sent up clouds of dust. He frowned an...


Nothing in Japanese literature prepares us for the stark, tension-filled, plot-driven realism of Natsuo Kirino's award-winning literary mystery Out.

This mesmerizing novel tells the story of a brutal murder in the staid Tokyo suburbs, as a young moth... Read more about Out

She got to the parking lot earlier than usual. The thick, damp July darkness engulfed her as she stepped out of the car. Perhaps it was the heat and humidity, but the night seemed especially black and...


International bestseller Keigo Higashino returns with his latest mindbender-Newcomer-as newly transferred Tokyo Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga is assigned to a perplexing murder.

A woman is found murdered in her new apartment in the Nihonbashi area ... Read more about Newcomer

“It’s okay, really. I’m better now. That’s why the hospital let me come home. It’s back to business as usual. You know that old saying about how people who don’t work have no right to eat? It won’t be...


Her pupils murdered her daughter. Now she will have her revenge.

After calling off her engagement in the wake of a tragic revelation, Yuko Moriguchi had nothing to live for except her only child, four-year-old child, Manami. Now, following an accid... Read more about Confessions

Once you finish your milk, please put the carton back in the box. Make sure you return it to the space with your number on it and then get back to your desk. It looks like everyone is just about done....


One of Japan's greatest classic murder mysteries, introducing their best loved detective, translated into English for the first time

In the winter of 1937, the village of Okamura is abuzz with excitement over the forthcoming wedding of a son of the g... Read more about The Honjin Murders

Before recording the strange history that follows, I felt I ought to take a look at the house where such a gruesome murder was committed. Accordingly, one afternoon in early spring, I set off, walkin...


What do readers say about The Tokyo Zodiac Murders?

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In this classic Japanese locked room mystery an amateur detective investigates a string of gruesome unsolved murders

Astrologer, fortuneteller, and self-styled detective Kiyoshi Mitarai must solve a macabre murder mystery that has baffled Japan for ... Read more about The Tokyo Zodiac Murders

I have been possessed by a devil, an evil spirit with thoughts of its own. It plays vicious tricks on me. I am in agony. Under the devil’s control, my body is a mere puppet. One night, a huge clam, as...


"Ayatsuji's brilliant and richly atmospheric puzzle will appeal to fans of golden age whodunits… Every word counts, leading up to a jaw-dropping but logical reveal" - Publishers Weekly

A hugely enjoyable, page-turning murder mystery sure to appeal to... Read more about The Decagon House Murders

There is a particular term in the world of Japanese mystery fiction called “honkaku mystery,” or “orthodox mystery.” Honkaku refers to a form of the detective story that is not only literature but als...


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The man’s legs were stiff as he stepped from the taxi. A forensics official in a police-issue overcoat was waiting outside the entrance to the station. He ushered the man inside. They passed a work ar...

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