Reading List: 10 Honkaku Mysteries

Honkaku mystery books are a genre of mystery fiction that originated in Japan and is characterized by a focus on logic and puzzle-solving. The term “honkaku” roughly translates to “authentic” or “genuine” in English, and is used to describe mysteries that emphasize the importance of clues, evidence, and deduction. Honkaku mysteries typically feature intricate plots that challenge the reader to solve the mystery alongside the … Continue reading Reading List: 10 Honkaku Mysteries

Book Review: Malice by Keigo Higashino (1996)

Malice is a locked-room mystery novel written by Keigo Higashino, a popular Japanese author known for his intricate plots and clever twists. The novel follows the story of a famous novelist named Kunihiko Hidaka, who is found dead in his locked study the night before he is set to leave Japan for Canada. The only person known to be in the study with him at … Continue reading Book Review: Malice by Keigo Higashino (1996)