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Tokyo
  • Author(s): Mo Hayder
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Her troubled female protagonist in Tokyo is Grey, haunting the thronging streets of Tokyo in search of an elusive piece of film recording the infamous Nanking massacre of 1937. But did the film ever exist? The past is a...

Tokyo Nights

Tokyo Nights
  • Author(s): Jim Douglas
  • Location(s): Tokyo, Hokkaido
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): 21st Century

Charlie Davis, a modern-day heretic, ditches his past and rushes into a picaresque journey through the glistening nights of Tokyo and the desolate wilds of northern Hokkaido. But the past is not so ready to ditch him; wistful private...

Tokyo vice

Tokyo vice
  • Author(s): Jake Adelstein
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A page turning insider’s account fighting crime in Japan. Does for Tokyo what Homicide did for Baltimore.

Tokyo Hearts

Tokyo Hearts
  • Author(s): Renae Lucas-Hall
  • Location(s): Kyoto, Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Haruka and Takashi are devoted to shopping and going out in Tokyo. She loves her Louis Vuitton handbags, Hermès scarves and Louboutin shoes. He enjoys eating out and looking through the department stores in Ginza and Shibuya. Together they...

Goodbye Tsugumi

Goodbye Tsugumi
  • Author(s): Banana Yoshimoto
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

An elegiac story of two young cousins coming of age at the Japanese seaside, Goodbye, Tsugumi is an enchanting novel. Maria is the only daughter of an unmarried woman. She has grown up at the seaside alongside her cousin...

Jerusalem Ablaze: Stories of Love and Other Obsessions

Jerusalem Ablaze: Stories of Love and Other Obsessions
  • Author(s): Orlando Ortega-Medina
  • Location(s): Los Angeles, Israel, Quebec, Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In Jerusalem’s Old City a young priest and a dominatrix converse in the dying light; on Oregon’s windswept coast a fragile woman discovers a body washed up on the beach after a storm; and in Postwar Japan a young...

Number9Dream

Number9Dream
  • Author(s): David Mitchell
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

As Eiji Miyake’s twentieth birthday nears, he sets out for the seething metropolis of Tokyo to find the father he has never met. There, he begins a thrilling, whirlwind journey where dreams, memories and reality collide then diverge as...

The Devotion of Suspect X

The Devotion of Suspect X
  • Author(s): Keigo Higashino
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

A single mother, assisted by her daughter, strangles her abusive ex-husband. Her next door neighbour, a mathematician helps to create a scenario to provide the two women with iron-clad alibis. A detective, with the support of his logically minded...

The Earthquake Bird

The Earthquake Bird
  • Author(s): Susanna Jones
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Set in Japan, The Earthquake Bird begins with an earth-tremor on its first page that echoes metaphorically through the book. Lucy is a young and insecure translator straining to survive in the bustling, impersonal city of Tokyo. She becomes...

Water Lily

Water Lily
  • Author(s): Susanna Jones
  • Location(s): Shanghai, Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Runa is a young Japanese woman who teaches in a high school and has an affair with one of her pupils. Rather than face the consequences, she flees to Shanghai, where she hopes to meet a friend. Ralph is...

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