This is a dark, slow burn and lush crime novel, translated from the original Japanese. I kind of had to let it sit for a while after finishing, to gather my thoughts. I loved reading this, it was so easy to sink into, atmospheric and creepy, with a very interesting framework for telling a crime mystery. … More BOOK THOUGHTS: The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda
To celebrate the publication day of my latest historical fiction novel, PROMISE THIEF, I have provided a one chapter sample from the novel (which includes the prologue too!). … More BOOK PUBLICATION DAY: Promise Thief
Here is the book cover reveal for upcoming novel PROMISE THIEF set in Joseon Korea, out 23 October 2020! … More BOOK COVER REVEAL: Promise Thief
A haunting and deceptively simple book that packs a big emotional punch. Originally written in Japanese in the 90s, I think The Memory Police is definitely worth your time. … More BOOK THOUGHTS: The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
I definitely recommend this novel, it is beautiful and heartbreaking, but be warned, despite its simplicity, it is the kind of book that hits emotionally hard! … More Book Review: FAMILIAR THINGS by Hwang Sok-Yong
Also known as the Jingbirok, this first person account of the Imjin War was written as a record of the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598) and all the things that went wrong for the Korean government and military throughout the conflict. Of course it also documents some incredible wins too (for instance, Admiral Yi and his incredible heroic story) but on the whole, the purpose of the book was to present mistakes for what they were, in the hopes that they would not repeat in the future. … More Book Review: THE JINGBIROK / BOOK OF CORRECTIONS by Yu Songnyong
This book is a very dark and haunting historical fiction mystery set in 1800 Korea. It is YA fiction, but is a story that I believe will really suit readers who like darker fare, and potentially don’t normally ready YA (and of course will suit YA fans as well!). … More Book Review: THE SILENCE OF BONES by June Hur
I am very excited to have banded together with some fellow authors for a limited time multiple ebook giveaway offer, with a load of ebook freebies. I am also running an international paperback book giveaway at the moment as well. … More Limited Time BOOK GIVEAWAY! (ebooks and paperback)
A two chapter sample of historical detective novel A SONG FOR LONELY WOLVES, a dark mystery set in old Korea in 1590. … More A SONG FOR LONELY WOLVES: two chapter historical detective fiction sample
Gosh, I am feeling so EXCITED to finally be revealing the official book cover for my upcoming historical mystery set in old Korea, which will come out 20 March 2020.
It is called A SONG FOR LONELY WOLVES.
And it will be the first in a trilogy of detective novels, set in Joseon Korea during the late 1500s.
IT IS AVAILABLE NOW! … More A SONG FOR LONELY WOLVES: Cover and blurb reveal!!