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The Silent Dead

(2016)
(The first book in the Reiko Himekawa series)
A novel by

 
 
When a body wrapped in a blue plastic tarp and tied up with twine is discovered by the bushes near a quiet suburban Tokyo neighborhood, Lieutenant Reiko Himekawa and her squad take the case. The victim was slaughtered brutally - his wounds are bizarre, and no one can figure out the "what" or the "why" of this crime.

At age 29 Reiko Himekawa of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police's Homicide Division 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 and oblivious to danger and has an impressive ability to solve crimes.

Reiko makes a discovery that leads the police to uncover 11 other bodies, all wrapped in the same sort of plastic. Few of the bodies are identifiable, but the ones that are have no connection to each other. The only possible clue is a long-shot lead to a website spoken of only in whispers on the Internet, something on the dark web known as Strawberry Night.

But while Reiko is hunting the killer, the killer is hunting her...and she may very well have been marked as the next victim.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Enthralling, fast paced, and intricately plotted." - Cara Black


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Used availability for Tetsuya Honda's The Silent Dead

Hardback Editions

December 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Silent Dead (Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery)
Author(s): Tetsuya Honda
ISBN: 1-4104-9509-4 / 978-1-4104-9509-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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May 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Silent Dead: A Mystery (Lieutenant Himekawa)
Author(s): Tetsuya Honda
ISBN: 1-250-06159-8 / 978-1-250-06159-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Silent Dead (Reiko Himekawa #1)
Author(s): Tetsuya Honda
ISBN: 1-78565-169-2 / 978-1-78565-169-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Dead: Reiko Himekawa, Book 1
Author(s): Tetsuya Honda
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Dead: Reiko Himekawa, Book 1
Author(s): Tetsuya Honda
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Dead: Reiko Himekawa, Book 1
Author(s): Tetsuya Honda
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Silent Dead (Reiko Himekawa Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Tetsuya Honda
ISBN: 1-5047-1469-5 / 978-1-5047-1469-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Silent Dead Lib/E (Reiko Himekawa)
Author(s): Tetsuya Honda
ISBN: 1-5047-1467-9 / 978-1-5047-1467-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Silent Dead (Reiko Himekawa Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Tetsuya Honda
ISBN: 1-5047-1468-7 / 978-1-5047-1468-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

May 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Silent Dead (Reiko Himekawa Book 1)
Author(s): Tetsuya Honda
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Silent Dead: A Mystery (Lieutenant Himekawa Book 1)
Author(s): Tetsuya Honda
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA