Tetsuya Honda’s suspenseful police procedural series set in contemporary Japan, the Lieutenant Himekawa novels follow the criminal cases investigated by Reiko Himekawa of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police’s Homicide Division. She is young to have been made lieutenant, particularly because she lacks any kind of political or family connections. Despite barriers created by age, gender, and lack of connections, she is mentally tough, oblivious to danger, and has an impressive ability to solve crimes.
“Excellent… the ultimate answer to this clever blend of procedural and whodunit doesn’t disappoint.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review, on Soul Cage)
TETSUYA HONDA is one of Japan's best-selling authors with the ongoing crime series featuring Reiko Himekawa, a Homicide Detective with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, appearing in such novels as The Silent Dead and Soul Cage. The series has sold roughly 4 million copies in Japan, and is the basis for two TV mini-series, a TV special, and a major theatrical motion picture. Honda lives in Tokyo.