The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji

Firstly, huge thanks to Pushkin Vertigo and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. 

Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
Publication Date:
03/12/2020
Length: 234 pages
Genre:
Translated Fiction | Japanese Fiction | Mystery | Thriller

CW: n/a

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The members of a university mystery club decide to visit an island which was the site of a grisly, unsolved multiple murder the year before. They’re looking forward to investigating the crime, putting their passion for solving mysteries to practical use, but before long there is a fresh murder, and soon the club-members realise they are being picked off one-by-one. The remaining amateur sleuths will have to use all of their murder-mystery expertise to find the killer before they end up dead too.

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The Inugami Curse by Seishi Yokomizo

Firstly, huge thanks to Pushkin Vertigo and Edelweiss+ for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
Publication Date:
06/02/2020
Length: 336 pages
Genre:
Translated Fiction | Japanese Fiction | Detective Fiction

CW: graphic depictions of death

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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.

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Blog Tour – The Dead of Winter by Nicola Upson

Welcome to my stop on The Dead of Winter blog tour! Huge thanks to Faber for inviting me to take part in this tour in exchange for an honest review! Also, some of the review may seem a little vague but as this is a contemporary take on the classic ‘whodunit’ one of the greatest elements of this novel is the reveal – which I don’t want to spoil for readers!

Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date:
05/11/2020
Length: 291 pages
Genre:
Detective Fiction | Mystery

CW: domestic violence

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December 1938, and storm clouds hover once again over Europe. Josephine Tey and Archie Penrose gather with friends for a Cornish Christmas, but two strange and brutal deaths on St Michael’s Mount – and the unexpected arrival of a world famous film star, in need of sanctuary – interrupt the festivities. Cut off by the sea and a relentless blizzard, the hunt for a murderer begins.

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