Authors

Yūko Yuzuki

Yūko Yuzuki 柚月裕子

Yūko Yuzuki (1968–)  was born in Iwate Prefecture. She worked as a freelance writer before winning the 2008 Konomys Award and making her literary debut with the suspense novel Rinshō shinri (Clinical Truth). In 2013 her collection of linked stories Kenji no honkai (The Prosecutor’s Most Cherished Desire) received the Haruhiko Ōyabu Award. Other titles include Saigo no shōnin (The Last Witness, 2010), Kenji no shimei (The Prosecutor’s Destiny, 2013), and Korō no chi (Lone Wolf’s Issue, 2015). Highly regarded as an energetic new voice, she is winning fans with her hardboiled style and the meticulous detail of her descriptions.

Books by Yūko Yuzuki
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    Lone Wolf’s Issue

    This hardboiled thriller features a rogue detective who has no qualms about bending the law if it will help rein in the battling yakuza gangs of his city. The time is 1988, an era when major internecine battles unfolded among the rival yakuza clans of Hi …

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    Welcome Rain

    The convicted perpetrator of a crime 16 years ago is still serving his sentence when a virtually identical crime occurs, and the detectives who ignored potentially absolving testimony wonder if they sent an innocent man to prison. The fact that one of the …

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