Book review: 『ベスト8ミステリーズ2017』edited by the Mystery Writers of Japan

I really recommend this book if you are looking for mystery short stories and want to discover new authors!

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Book review: 『プレゼント』by Nanami Wakatake

This is a collection of short stories featuring both Akira Hamura and detective Shuntaro Kobayashi. It is the first book of the Akira Hamura series.

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Book review: 『D坂の殺人事件…』 by Edogawa Rampo

As a fan of classic detective stories, I loved this book! It is a collection of five short stories that introduce Kogoro Akechi, Japan’s first recurring fictional detective.

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Book review: 『探偵さえいなければ』 by Tokuya Higashigawa

Highly recommended if you are looking for fun detective stories!

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Book review: 『予知夢』 by Keigo Higashino

Introduction Title: 『予知夢』 (よちむ)Author: Keigo HIGASHINO (東野 圭吾)Published by 文春文庫270 pages This collection of five short stories is the second book in the Galileo series. The short stories were first published between 1998 and 2000 in the magazine オール読物 (よみもの). Review This second book in the Galileo series is slightly different from the first one, 『探偵ガリレオ』.…

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Book review: 『探偵ガリレオ』 by Keigo Higashino

Introduction Title: 『探偵ガリレオ』 (たんていがりれお)Author: Keigo HIGASHINO (東野 圭吾)Published by 文春文庫330 pages This book is a collection of 5 short stories all initially published for the magazine オール讀物 between 1996 and 1998. This book is also the first installment in the Galileo series, but even though several books of the series are translated in English, this opening…

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Book review: 『駐在日記』 by Yukiya Shoji

Introduction Title: 『駐在日記』 (ちゅうざいにっき)Author: Yukiya SHOJI (小路 幸也)Published by 中公文庫253 pages Yukiya Shoji is a prolific author of fiction who wrote several mystery novels including the series “Tokyo Bandwagon” (東京バンドワゴン). 『駐在日記』 was first published in 2017 and got its first pocket edition this year (2020). There is a second volume entitled 『あの日にかえりたい』(published in 2019), which…

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Book review: 『犯人のいない殺人の夜』by Keigo Higashino

This is the first volume in a series of three collections of short stories published by Kobunsha. The stories in 『犯人のいない殺人の夜』were first published between 1985 and 1988.

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Book review: 『首折り男のための協奏曲』by Kotaro ISAKA

This book is a collection of inventive, mysterious and captivating short stories! Recommended!

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