This is the first in a series which will go on to create our "Recommended Books" page. We'll start with one of my favourite modern authors:

Natsuo Kirino is a wonderfully bitter writer who produces daunting character studies of disturbed, claustrophobic personalities (as would be expected of someone living in Tokyo, I guess).

Certainly a twisted mind, she writes about murder, prostitution, envy and jealousy. Her characters are dark and warped, but identifiably human.

The style is a morbid expose of the criminal mind, full of mystery and suspense. Very mature, and often gruesome.

Tragically few of her 16+ novels have been translated into English, but you should definitely snap up those that have.

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