PRE-ORDER THE GRIPPING STORY OF LIES AND MURDER HAUNTING THE DARKEST CORNERS OF TOKYO . . .
'Japan-set noir doesn't get any darker or more twisted than this' Sunday Times Crime Club
'Masterpiece' JEFFERY DEAVER
'A stunning achievement' CRIME TIME, BOOK OF THE MONTH
He is a completely unremarkable man.
Who wears the same black suit every day.
Boards the same train to work each morning.
And arrives home to his wife and son each night.
But he has a secret.
He likes to kill people.
Exiled detective Kosuke Iwata is asked back to the neon-drenched streets of Tokyo.
An English exchange student has been murdered, the Olympics are just days away and those high up want this case closed fast.
But Kosuke Iwata is not a man to be hurried. What he doesn't realise is that out there is a killer so apparently unremarkable he's impossible to find . . .
Praise for Nicolás Obregón:
'Masterpiece' Jeffery Deaver
'I'm awestruck' A. J. Finn
'A dark, brutal ride' Anthony Horowitz
Japan-set noir doesn't get any darker or more twisted than this
The plotting is impressively done. It's a brilliant novel and a fitting end to a brilliant trilogy
Obregón is the most atmospheric of writers and evokes local landscapes and moods with diamond-like as well as dreamy precision and the three simultaneous plots advance with clockwork-like and relentless efficiency and won't allow the reader a moment's respite. A stunning achievement that should raise the author's profile to crime's Premier league or there is no justice in this world
An outstanding novel from start to finish, possibly the best book I've read this year. An entrancing thriller that lures you into the dark secrets of the neon streets of Tokyo. Riveting
Praise for Nicolás Obregón
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
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
Sins as Scarlet is a searing LA crime story, as poetic as it is brutal, as tender as it is disturbing
Thanks to the excellent Iwata, you get a gripping mystery with a real conscience
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.
In the second of three pieces, author Nicolás Obregón talks about the Japanese crime case that inspired his novel Blue Light Yokohama.
In the first of three pieces, author Nicolás Obregón explains how he discovered the case that inspired his new book, Blue Light Yokohama.