In 1940s Japan, the wealthy head of the Inugami Clan dies, and his family eagerly await the reading of the will. But no sooner are its strange details revealed than a series of bizarre, gruesome murders begins. Detective Kindaichi must unravel the clan's terrible secrets of forbidden liaisons, monstrous cruelty, and hidden identities to find the murderer, and lift the curse wreaking its bloody revenge on the Inugamis. The Inugami Curse is by Seishi Yokomizo and is a fiendish, intricately plotted classic mystery from a giant of Japanese crime writing, starring the legendary detective Kosuke Kindaichi.
Darkness for Light is by Emma Viskic. After a lifetime of bad decisions PI Caleb Zelic is finally making some good ones. He's in therapy, his business is recovering and his relationship with his estranged wife Kat is on the mend. But soon Caleb is drawn into the tangled life of his troubled ex partner Frankie, which leads to a confrontation with the cops. And when Frankie's niece is kidnapped, she and Caleb must work together to save the child's life. But can Caleb trust her after her past betrayals?
In the small town of Crozon, Brittany, a library houses the faded dreams of aspiring writers – manuscripts that were rejected for publication. Visiting while on holiday, successful young editor Delphine Despero is thrilled to discover a novel so powerful she feels compelled to bring the manuscript back to Paris to have it published. The book is a sensation, prompting fevered interest in the identity of its author – appar- ently one Henri Pick, a now-deceased pizza chef from Crozon. Sceptics begin to cry that the whole thing is a hoax. How could this man have written such a masterpiece? Jean-Michel Rouche, an obstinate journalist, heads to Crozon to investigate. The Mystery of Henri Pick is by David Foenkinos