Reviews

  • Japan-set noir doesn't get any darker or more twisted than this

    Sunday Times Crime Club
  • Praise for Nicolás Obregón

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  • Harrowing and gripping. An astute police procedural . . . Switching between LA, Mexico and Tokyo both Iwata's present and past are cleverly interwoven in a truly heart-rending climax

    Daily Express
  • Fresh and convincing . . . the dialogue is worthy of the great chronicler of LA's dark side, Raymond Chandler. But really, Obregon's writing has a unique flavour all of its own, wherever his books are set

    Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express
  • Sins as Scarlet is a searing LA crime story, as poetic as it is brutal, as tender as it is disturbing

    Tim Weaver
  • Thanks to the excellent Iwata, you get a gripping mystery with a real conscience

    Sunday Sport
  • In the heady tradition of Raymond Chandler and Michael Connelly, Sins as Scarlet lays bare the bruised heart and broken soul of Los Angeles. Extraordinary stuff: a diabolically clever police procedural, a wrenching character study, and a merciless chronicle of a city in decay. I'm awestruck.

    A. J. Finn, author of international bestseller, THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW
  • A dark, brutal ride through the underbelly of LA

    ANTHONY HOROWITZ
  • Masterpiece - that's the only way to describe Sins as Scarlet. Obregón's brilliant novel is, at once, a classic noir, a psychological thriller and a riveting examination-sometimes dark, sometime moving to the point of tears--of life in a less-than-angelic Los Angeles

    JEFFERY DEAVER
  • Evocative, perceptive writing

    Sunday Time Crime Club