Sins As Scarlet
Inspector Kosuke Iwata, formerly of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, is now working as a private investigator in California. He may have left his home country behind him, but the crimes he has to face here are just as horrific, and as mystifying. A dead transgender woman is found out on the train tracks near LA's Skid Row. A Mexican homicide investigator riddled with cancer and corruption. A river of dirty money flowing through the Sonoran Desert. And a mother's secrets, tracing all the way from 1970s Tokyo to Japan's 48th prefecture, Torrance, California.
Praise for Blue Light Yokohama * - * 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 * Refreshing. Engaging * Daily Mail *
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.