Journey Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ About the Author: Keigo Higashino (born February 4, 1958) is the single bestselling, best-known novelist in Japan and around Asia, with numerous television and film adaptations of his work appearing in several languages. He’s the author of ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’, which was the finalist for the Edgar Award for best […]

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Out by Natsuo Kirino

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ About the Author: Natsuo Kirino (born in 1951) is the pen name of Mariko Hashioka, a Japanese novelist and a leading figure in the recent boom of female writers of Japanese detective fiction. She quickly established a reputation in her country as one of a rare breed of mystery writers whose work […]

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Confessions by Kanae Minato

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ About the Author: Kanae Minato (born 1973) is a Japanese writer of crime fiction and thrillers. She is a member of the Mystery Writers of Japan and the Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan. Publication Year: 2008 Review: ‘Confessions’ revolves around the revenge plot contrived by a middle school teacher Yuko Moriguchi. […]

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Gods are Dead by Supreeth Mithunkul

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ About the Author: Supreeth Mithunkul (born 17 July 1996) is a 22-year-old Indian author and an engineering graduate. Gods are Dead is his debut novel. Publication Year: 2019 Review: ‘Gods are Dead’ follows the life of a nameless nineteen-year-old boy who loves reading classics and playing guitar. He lives in a hostel […]

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Death Note (Volume 1-13) by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ About the Authors: Tsugumi Ohba born in Tokyo, Japan is the pen name of a Japanese writer of manga, best known for authoring the ‘Death Note’ manga series with illustrator Takeshi Obata from 2003 to 2006, which has 30 million collected volumes in circulation. The duo’s second series Bakuman (2008–2012), was also […]

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The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ About the author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman; also Charlotte Perkins Stetson (July 3, 1860 – August 17, 1935), was a prominent American humanist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist and served as a role model for future generations of feminists […]

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The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

My Rating: ⭐⭐ About the Author: Aravind Adiga (23 October 1974) is an Indo-Australian writer and journalist. His articles have appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, the Sunday Times, the Financial Times, and the Times of India.  His debut novel, ‘The White Tiger’, won the 2008 Man Booker Prize. Publication Year: 2008 Review: ‘The White Tiger’ is […]

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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ About the Author: Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning (13 May 1907 – 19 April 1989) was an English author and playwright. Although she is classed as a romantic novelist, her stories have been described as ‘moody and resonant’ with overtones of the paranormal. Her bestselling works were not taken seriously by […]

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The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ About the Author: Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux (6 May 1868 – 15 April 1927) was a French journalist and author of detective stories. He is known to English readers as the author of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ (Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, 1910), which has been made into several film and stage […]

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