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Thrillers & Crime Novels set in Japan


Stephanie Scott
What's Left of Me Is Yours
2021 (First published: 2020)
In Japan, a covert industry has grown up around the "wakaresaseya", a person hired by one spouse to seduce the other in order to gain the advantage in divorce proceedings. When Sato hires Kaitaro, a wakaresaseya agent, to have an affair with his wife, Rina, he assumes it will be an easy case. But Sato has never truly understood Rina or her desires and Kaitaro's job is to do exactly that--until he does it too well.
352 Pages
4/5
170
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Fuminori Nakamura
The Rope Artist
2023 (First published: 2023)
As Togashi, a junior member of the police force, investigates the murder of a kinbaku (bondage) instructor, he finds himself unable to resist his own private BDSM desires. In contrast, Togashi’s colleague Hayama is morally upright to a fault, with a stalwart commitment to the truth and nearly superhuman powers of deduction. When Hayama notices the darkness within Togashi, he embarks on a parallel investigation, which soon spirals out of control.
288 Pages
4/5
127
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Seishi Yokomizo
The Honjin Murders
Detective Kindaichi Series - Book 1
2020 (First published: 1946)
In the winter of 1937, the village of Okamura is abuzz with excitement over the forthcoming wedding of a son of the grand Ichiyanagi family.Then, on the night of the wedding, the Ichiyanagi household are woken by a terrible scream, followed by the sound of eerie music. Death has come to Okamura, leaving no trace but a bloody samurai sword, thrust into the pristine snow outside the house.
192 Pages
4/5
332
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Seishi Yokomizo
Death on Gokumon Island
Detective Kindaichi Series - Book 2
2020 (First published: 1948)
Detective Kosuke Kindaichi arrives on the remote Gokumon Island bearing tragic news—his friend and fellow soldier, the son of one of the island's most important families has died, on a troop transport ship bringing him back home after the Second World War. With his last words, the dying man warned that his three step-sisters' lives would now be in danger.
320 Pages
5/5
226
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Seishi Yokomizo
The Village of Eight Graves
Detective Kindaichi Series - Book 3
2020 (First published: 1951)
Nestled in mist-shrouded mountains, The Village of Eight Graves takes its name from a bloody legend: eight samurais, who had taken refuge there along with a secret treasure, were murdered by the inhabitants, bringing a terrible curse down upon their village. Centuries later a mysterious young man named Tatsuya arrives in town, bringing a spate of deadly poisonings in his wake.
352 Pages
4/5
492
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Seishi Yokomizo
The Inugami Curse
Detective Kindaichi Series - Book 4
2020 (First published: 1951)
In 1940s Japan, the wealthy head of the Inugami clan dies, and his family eagerly await the reading of the will. But no sooner are its strange details revealed than a series of bizarre, gruesome murders begins. Detective Kindaichi must unravel the clan's terrible secrets of forbidden liaisons, monstrous cruelty, and hidden identities to find the murderer.
320 Pages
5/5
217
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