Themes of security, honour, obligation and voyeurism converge into something enticing and engaging under Togawa’s pen.
The Judge and His Hangman could be devoured in a single sitting, its haunting contents continuing to unspool for days after the backcover folds over.
Reading The Executioner Weeps is reminder of how direct and well-paced a crime novel can be.
Wonderfully adept at weaving in new characters, Mcdonald takes a simple melody and orchestrates it into a cacophony of noise. It demands your attention.
What really happens to a policeman who can’t solve his most important case? What becomes of a pillar of society whose foundations are crumbling?