Books by Louise Heal Kawai

MURDER IN THE CROOKED HOUSE by Soji Shimada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2019

"The prolific Shimada (The Tokyo Zodiac Murders, 2015 deserves to have more of his work translated into English. He creates a delightfully intricate murder puzzle with retro charm, bound to tantalize readers."
A locked-room mystery in a uniquely built mansion is not so much a whodunit as a how-done-it…illustrated! Read full book review >
SEVENTEEN by Hideo Yokoyama
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"A pleaser for fans of yarns about and by gumshoes on deadline, from All the President's Men to Michael Connelly's hard-boiled Harry Bosch novels. Maybe not a book to take along on a flight, though."
Japanese mystery novelist Yokoyama (Six Four, 2017) delivers a terse tale of journalism and tragedy. Read full book review >
MS ICE SANDWICH by Mieko Kawakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Deceptive in its simplicity, this is a jewel of a book. (Fiction. 12-adult)"
A small boy forms an attachment to a supermarket employee in this quiet Japanese novella. Read full book review >