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A collection of four novellas: each taking place in 1998, each set in the world of Six Four, and each centring around a mystery and the unfortunate officer tasked with solving it.

SEASON OF SHADOWS
"The force could lose face . . . I want you to fix this." Personnel's Futawatari receives a horrifying memo forcing him to investigate the behaviour of a legendary de
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Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published March 21st 2019 by riverrun (first published October 1998)
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Mizuki
Season Of Shadows is the second or third book I've read by Hideo Yokoyama, the main characters of this short stories collection are all cops from the same district. Surprisingly, most of these stories aren't your normal 'cops go out catching bad guys and saving the day' drama. Yes, those cops are still investigating and rooting out bad people/offenders...but they are doing it against the bad people/offenders from within their own rank...

There are inner conflicts among different departments
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Rob
May 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
A collection of short stories based in Prefecture D. Enjoyable but not as enthralling as his novels.
Alan
Apr 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Written before 'SixFour' and 'Seventeen', these 4 short stories show Yokoyama's developing interest in police procedure. Fascinating to see how he has developed over time as an author.
Martin Roth
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review from Asia Thrills - https://asiathrills.com/prefecture-d-...

Many Japanese magazines – far more than in the West – regularly publish short stories, providing a lucrative source of income for fiction writers. Check out the Wikipedia entries for Japanese crime writers, and the chances are that, as well as their novels, they have also published some collections of short stories.

An excellent example is my favorite Japanese crime writer Keigo Higashino. His inspired literary creation “Detective” Galileo actually
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Marc Diepstraten
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 short stories about police hq. What is striking is how different the Japanese culture and way of thinking is compared to ours. Fascinating and well written. Looking forward to the other two books which are out there. Recommended for those who want something different in crime procedurals.
Jessica
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: library
Maybe it was the Japanese to English translation. Maybe it was me trying to read this when I wasn't well.
Maybe the dyslexic kicked in.
Either way, I had a hard time trying to grasp the story.
Claire
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: this-year, translated
My first foray into reading Yokoyama was ok. The 3rd story was the most interesting as it just dove right into the story.

I am looking forward to reading a full novel rather than short stories.
Colin Myles
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Subtle and clever crime/detective short stories. The psychology behind the motives are a key factor in making the stories come to life.
❄️Nani❄️
Classic Yokoyama.

This’s a collection of four short stories and though I really enjoyed all of them, the first was my absolute favourite. The reveal was just done so cleverly!
Sonja
Mar 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thanks to a seemingly increasing amount of translated Japanese crime fiction, Prefecture D, Hideo Yokoyama’s new novel is available in South Africa from this March this year.

“A collection of four novellas: each taking place in 1998, each set in the world of Six Four, and each centring around a mystery and the unfortunate officer tasked with solving it.”

Although Hideo Yokoyama’s novels have only been translated over the past few years, he is one of Japan’s most popular cri
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Hideo Yokoyama (横山 秀夫) worked as an investigative reporter with a regional newspaper north of Tokyo for 12 years before striking out on his own as a fiction writer. He made his literary debut in 1998 when his collection of police stories Kage no kisetsu (Season of Shadows) won the Matsumoto Seicho Prize; the vo ...more

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