Malice

Nov 1, 2014

Malice

by Tim Hornyak

“The incident took place on April 16, 1996, a Tuesday.” This meditative, clever novel from the author of 2011′s “The Devotion of Suspect X” begins with a journal entry by Osamu Nonoguchi, a children’s author who happens upon the body of his friend and ...

'Purachina Deta (Platinum Data)'

Mar 15, 2013

'Purachina Deta (Platinum Data)'

by Mark Schilling

Why are so many Japanese sci-fi thrillers so sure our near-future rulers will try to tyrannize us, dehumanize us or, as in “Batoru Rowaiaru (Battle Royale),” make us slaughter each other, even when our only crime is possessing raging adolescent hormones? Given what I’ve ...

Beyond a shadow of doubt in new Higashino mystery

Feb 24, 2013

Beyond a shadow of doubt in new Higashino mystery

by Stephen Mansfield

SALVATION OF A SAINT, by Keigo Higashino. Little Brown, 2013, 376 pp., £12.99 (hardcover) When the pregnant lover of a murder victim receives the sympathetic ministrations from the deceased’s wife at the funeral service, you know you are in no ordinary emotional terrain. This ...