Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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NEWCOMER BY KEIGO HIGASHINO, LITTLE, BROWN, £13.99 (EBOOK £7.99) HHHH H NOT for nothing is the bestselling Keigo Higashino a former President of Mystery Writers of Japan.

The book's protaganist, an unusual cop named Kaga, is demoted and transferred to Tokyo's Nihonbashi precinct, where he is tasked with working on a murder case. A box of traditional sweets that leave an odd taste at the crime scene is enough to pique his interest, and ours.

There's plenty of invention to match the likes of Jo Nesbo, but little of the cruelty, that drips off the pages of some crime fiction.

A charming, evocative and rewarding read.

Fire and Blood by George R.R. MARTIN, HARPER VOYAGER, £25 (EBOOK £11.99) HHHH H FIRE And Blood tells the epic tale of how the Targaryen kings united Westeros under the Iron Throne.

The history is a departure in style from the Game Of Thrones books, as the tale is narrated by Citadel cleric Archmaester Gyldayn. …

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