Crime fiction is a form of tourism that shows a country at its worst, showcasing mayhem in Scandinavia and previously unsuspected body counts across Oxfordshire and Suffolk. This season’s must-not-go location for English-language whodunnit readers is Japan. Six Four, the sixth novel by Hideo Yokoyama but his first to get an English translation, sold in his home country at the Rowling-like rate of a million copies in six days, making the author a potential successor to Stieg Larsson, Jo Nesbø and Gillian Flynn.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This