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Blue Light Yokohama

Blue Light Yokohama

Author: Nicolás Obregón
$19.99(AUD)  inc GST
Description

Setagaya ward, Tokyo
Inspector Kosuke Iwata, newly transferred to Tokyo's homicide department, is assigned a new partner and a secondhand case.


Blunt, hard as nails and shunned by her colleagues, Assistant Inspector Noriko Sakai is a partner Iwata decides it would be unwise to cross.


A case that's complicated - a family of four murdered in their own home by a killer who then ate ice cream, surfed the web and painted a hideous black sun on the bedroom ceiling before he left in broad daylight. A case that so haunted the original investigator that he threw himself off the city's famous Rainbow Bridge.


Carrying his own secret torment, Iwata is no stranger to pain. He senses the trauma behind the killer's brutal actions. Yet his progress is thwarted in the unlikeliest of places.


Fearing corruption among his fellow officers, tracking a killer he's sure is only just beginning and trying to put his own shattered life back together, Iwata knows time is running out before he's taken off the case or there are more killings . . .


Blue Light Yokohama is crime fiction at its very best - gripping, haunting, atmospheric and utterly captivating.


Praise for Blue Light Yokahama


'Obreg�n is a bright, sophisticated new voice in crime fiction: his writing sings at you, reverberates, makes you consider more than just the urgent clamour of his novel's well-hewn murder plot. In Inspector Iwata, he has created a quiet, troubled hero whom readers will be sure to follow from one disturbing, atmospheric story to the next' Benjamin Wood, author of, The Ecliptic


'Refreshing' 'Engaging' Daily Mail

Reviews
'An outstanding debut' The most awaited books of 2017, Sunday ExpressBased on a real-life murder Blue Light Yokohama is set among Tokyo's glitteringly busy streets, where a family of four were killed in their own home. The first detective died trying to solve it. Now it is up to Inspector Iwata to unravel the truth . . . * from the Publisher's description * Taut and atmospheric with twists galore * Woman & Home * An outstanding debut -- The most awaited books of 2017 * Sunday Express * A twisty, highly entertaining thriller that pulls us into the heart of an unconventional hero as he fights corruption in the gritty, glittering world of Tokyo -- Julia Heaberlin, author of Sunday Times bestseller * Black-Eyed Susans * Poetic, chilling and mesmerizing storytelling -- Ragnar Jonasson, internationally bestselling author of * Snowblind * This beautifully written debut takes readers on a captivating and atmospheric journey around Tokyo with plenty of twists to keep them gripped until the epic conclusion * Daily Express * With its Japanese setting and characters, Blue Light Yokohama offers up a bold and refreshingly different take on the serial killer tale * Simon Beckett * Obregon is a bright, sophisticated new voice in crime fiction: his writing sings at you, reverberates, makes you consider more than just the urgent clamour of his novel's well-hewn murder plot. In Inspector Iwata, he has created a quiet, troubled hero whom readers will be sure to follow from one disturbing, atmospheric story to the next -- Benjamin Wood, author of * The Ecliptic * Obregon's full-bodied prose is by turns gritty and poetic, and it's consistently energetic. Given the terrific chemistry between the two lead detectives, here's hoping this debut novel kicks off a new series * Kirkus Review * Refreshing. Engaging. * Daily Mail * Obregon balances the key components of modern detective fiction seamlessly... Blue Light Yokohama is nicely done for a first book; it's nicely done, period * Bookpage * With a labyrinthine plot and a likable protagonist, Blue Light Yokohama is a strong beginning to what promises to be an excellent series * The Guardian *
Author description

British born of a Spanish father and a French mother, Nicolas Obregon grew up between London and Madrid. As a travel writer, Nicolas has had an extensive experience of Japan, but the beginning of his fascination with the country came from watching Japanese cartoons as a young boy. The inspiration for Blue Light Yokohama is easy to mark. During his first trip to Japan, Nicolas came across an article about a real-life crime which was to haunt him. Sixteen years after this atrocity, the case remains unsolved. Nicolas Obregon is a graduate of the acclaimed Birkbeck Creative Writing Masters course and a former bookseller for Waterstones.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781405926898
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : July 2017
  • : 19.80 cmmm X 12.90 cmmm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nicolás Obregón
  • : Paperback
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  • : en
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