The Tokyo Zodiac Murders: Soji Shimada
Japan, 1936. An eccentric artist who lived with six daughters, stepdaughters and nieces was found dead in a room locked by the inside. His diaries, devoted to alchemy and astrology, contained a detailed plan for killing each of them, believing in depriving the lives of several to give life to the perfect one, who has the strongest qualities of all signs of the zodiac. Soon after that the plan was fulfilled, parts of the bodies of these women are hidden all over Japan. By 1979, the Tokyo killings for the Zodiac were not solved, although they had agitated the nation for decades. The fortune teller, the astrologer and the great detective Kiyosi Mitarai and his illustrator friend must unravel the mystery of this impossible crime in one week. The reader has all the necessary keys, but can he find the answer before the heroes?
Yesterday: Felicia Yap
For the first time, a best-selling book by Felicia Yap, a young Malaysian writer who has amazed readers with an excellent detective style, is published in Russian. Prominent critics have already called her debut perhaps the best psychological thriller in the world of literature in recent years. In the centre of the plot is a tragic story about a love triangle: the main character finds out that her husband is accused of murdering a mistress, whose existence she did not even suspect. In some ways, the story resembles the tense detective drama ‘Before I Fall Asleep’, which was a great movie about memory loss.
The Truth about Melody Browne: Lisa Jewell
Melody Brown lives in a municipal apartment in central London and leads a secluded life. It is only known that she values her son and work and she has neither friends nor accounts in the social network. But, one day, she meets a pleasant man on a bus who invites her on a date… to a hypnosis show. Melody becomes an unwitting participant in the action, and from that day, her personality changes radically.
For the first time in Russian, we are presented with Lisa Jewell, one of the most famous authors in the UK. Her works are recognised bestsellers, which organically combine the best qualities of romantic, psychological and urban prose, written with subtle English humour and the ability to twist the plot.
The Devil and Miss Prym: Paulo Coelho
This novel is an amazing story about the human soul and the need to make a moral choice.
A stranger appears in a small mountain village. He has eleven gold bars in his suitcase, and with them, he wants to experience people who, in his opinion, are more prone to evil than to good. The villagers have to live a week full of dramatic events and face love, death and power. In the soul of everyone, there will be a struggle between light and darkness.
The Girl I Used to Be: Mary Torjussen
It seems that Gemma Brogan has everything: a faithful and beloved husband, a little son and her own agency for the sale and delivery of real estate. But, she also needs some variety in her monotonous life. Training in London seems to be an ideal opportunity to relax a little. A friendly prospective client is seen as a true gentleman when he invites her for a dinner, but, the next morning, she does not remember anything about how the evening ended, and the gallant gentleman seems to have disappeared into thin air. Gradually, Gemma plunges into a nightmare of hints and memories, losing control of her life. For the sake of her future and her family, she will have to face the secrets of her past and the truth that has been torturing her for fifteen years.
Ice Hunt: James Rollins
The Grendel ice station, encased in a giant iceberg drifting off the coast of Alaska, has been abandoned for more than seventy years. A perverted brainchild of sophisticated minds, this station was created to be impregnable and invisible to the eye. It stubbornly keeps its dark secrets, and once the American research submarine accidentally travels too close to it, its instruments accurately fix some movement in the depths of the ice block. Does life, contrary to all the laws of nature, exist inside? Scientists start researching. They do not even suspect that the station’s creators have already sent a destruction team to the iceberg, led by a fanatic who has his own goal – to avenge the whole of humanity for the death of his father.