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  • Published: 16 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9781405926898
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

Blue Light Yokohama

A hauntingly atmospheric debut thriller from a stunning young talent.

Recently transferred to Tokyo's homicide department, Inspector Kosuke Iwata is assigned a new partner and a secondhand case - a family of four murdered in their own home by a killer who painted a hideous black sun on the bedroom ceiling before leaving in broad daylight. The original investigator killed himself by leaping from the city's famous Rainbow Bridge.

Iwata and his partner Sakai must track a murderer he's sure is only just getting started. Impeded by corrupt fellow officers and haunted by a past he can't escape, Iwata knows time is running out. Before he's taken off the case, or, far worse, the killer strikes again.

Because Iwata doesn't know exactly what the symbol means, but he knows what the killer is trying to say: I am here. I am not finished.

  • Pub date: 16 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9781405926898
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Nicolas Obregon

British born of a Spanish father and a French mother, Nicolás Obregón grew up between London and Madrid. As a travel writer, Nicolás has had an extensive experience of Japan, but the beginning of his fascination with the country came from watching Japanese cartoons as a young boy. The inspiration for Blue Light Yokohama is easy to mark. During his first trip to Japan, Nicolás came across an article about a real-life crime which was to haunt him. Sixteen years after this atrocity, the case remains unsolved. Nicolás Obregón is a graduate of the acclaimed Birkbeck Creative Writing Masters course and a former bookseller for Waterstones.

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Praise for Blue Light Yokohama

“Strong . . . promises to be an excellent series”


“Taut and atmospheric with twists galore”

Woman & Home

“An outstanding debut”

The most awaited books of 2017, Sunday Express

“A twisty, highly entertaining thriller that pulls us into the heart of an unconventional hero”

Julia Heaberlin, author of, Sunday Times bestseller Black-Eyed Susans

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