Nicolás Obregón

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Blue Light Yokohama

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Fiction
UK & Comm Penguin (Ed. Maxine Hitchcock)
2017

Newly reinstated to the homicide squad after the suicide of his predecessor, Inspector Iwata takes on the case of the inexplicable slaughter of an entire Tokyo family. The crime scene reveals troubling ritualistic details, but it soon becomes apparent that this is not the only mystery in play. 

Iwata’s world drips beauty, aching trauma and a deep, murmuring darkness.  From its astonishing opening – when a woman pulls a knife in a crowded cable car – to the stunning denouements of its intertwined plots, this pitch-perfect slice of Japanese noir grips the reader as its hero pursues the crimes of the Black Sun Killer.

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Czech
World
Kniha Zlin
Dutch
World
Uitgeverij Q
French
World
Editions Calmann-Levy
German
World
Goldmann Verlag
Russian
World
Sindbad
Spanish
World
Editora Moderna Salamandra
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Reviews


Obregón'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 Reviews


After a tantalizing prologue, Obregón maintains a high level of suspense throughout his superior fiction debut, an intricately constructed whodunit that doesn’t sacrifice depth of characterization for plot . . . While the complex mystery itself will keep readers turning pages, the book’s real strength is Iwata, a compellingly tormented lead, whose demons don’t prevent him from doggedly pursuing the truth.

Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)


An outstanding debut.

Daily Express

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