Recommended Indonesian Fiction Novels & Translations – Novels are long essays consisting of various series of stories about several characters in a particular setting. Novels can come from the results of imagination as well as true stories experienced by the author or others.
Fiction Novel Recommendation Update & January Translation
Black Showman And Murder In An Unnamed City
Murders can happen anywhere, including in a small, remote, and nearly forgotten town amid the Covid-19 pandemic. A former junior high school teacher was found strangled to death in his own yard. Police don’t know if this is a premeditated murder, an involuntary manslaughter, or an act of theft that ends in murder. The victim is a respected teacher. Even after retiring, his former students often contacted him for help or advice. So, of course his former students, who returned to the city for the sake of attending the reunion, were included in the list of suspected people. The police were confused, and the murderer was relieved that his identity would never be discovered. However, he did not expect that the victim’s daughter would show up with his uncle—an eccentric former magician—and participate in investigating what really happened and find out who killed Kamio Eiichi.
A Study In Scarlet
The Red Thread Search is the first book in the Sherlock Holmes series and tells the story of Dr. Watson’s introduction to the detective. The doctor, who at that time did not know Holmes’ profession, was initially confused by the man’s eccentricity as well as his unique abilities. Holmes is very good at the science of deduction and is able to guess the state of a person in just one glance. Guests who visited their rental home on Baker Street also came from a variety of social classes, from nobles to porters. Holmes is also adept at playing the violin, but more often swipes it arbitrarily. He could seem very excited, but other times seemed to be brooding blankly like a person addicted to narcotics. Dr. Watson only understood his new friend when he knowing Holmes ‘ profession and getting a chance to watch the detective work, tracing the common thread of the series of murders that took place in the heart of London
Pembunuhan Zodiak Tokyo (The Tokyo Zodiac Murders)
On a snowy night in 1936, an artist was beaten to death behind the door of his locked studio in Tokyo. Police find a strange will that exposes his plan to create Azoth—the perfect woman—from the body pieces of his relatives’ young women. Shortly thereafter, his eldest daughter was murdered. Then his other daughters and nieces and nephews suddenly disappeared. One by one the mutilated bodies of those were found, all buried according to the astrological principle outlined by the artist. The mysterious massacre rocked Japan, preoccupiing authorities and amateur detectives, yet the curtain of mystery remained unsolved for more than 40 years. Then one day in 1979, a document was handed over to Kiyoshi Mitarai—an astrologer, fortune teller, and eccentric detective. Accompanied by his own version of Dr. Watson—illustrator and fan of detective stories, Kazumi Ishioka—he begins to track down the trail of the perpetrator of the Tokyo Zodiac Murders as well as the creator of Azoth which seemed to vanish swallowed up by the earth. This fascinating story of magic and illusion by one of Japan’s leading mystery storytellers is structured like a magnificent stage tragedy. The author throws a challenge to the reader to unpack the mystery before the curtains are closed.
Death Notice – The First Book
Our law is weak… The unsolved double murder case has haunted Sergeant Zheng Haoming for nearly twenty years. I offer real justice… Now, it seems that the murderer who has been hiding for so long has reappeared, luring the policemen with “death certificates” announcing the names of the following victims along with the date of his “execution”. Are modern policing techniques—criminal profiles, online investigations, special forces—capable of catching a murderer who has managed to avoid punishment all along? Or did this murderer prove to be more powerful than the police? There is only one penalty: DEATH
Murder in the Crooked House
The Sloping House sits on a snow-capped cliff overlooking an icy sea in japan’s remote northern tip. A strange place, but that’s where the millionaire Kozaburo Hamamoto built it. There are many sloping labyrinths of floors and stairs in unusual places, as well as spooky topnegs-masks and dolls the size of a human being. When a man is found murdered to death in one of the rooms, police are called, but they are unable to solve the puzzle. Then other victims fell. So it’s called Kiyoshi Mitarai, the famous detective who once solved the mystery of the Zodiac Murder case. If it’s not Mitarai, who else can it be? But perhaps you can get ahead of Mitarai in solving the case? All the clues are clearly revealed. So, please give it a try.
Kesetiaan Mr. X (Devotion of Suspect X)
When the ex-husband appears again to blackmail Yasuko Hanaoka and his daughter, things get out of hand, until the ex-husband is lying stiffly on the floor of the apartment. Yasuko intends to contact the police, but undoes his intentions when Ishigami, his neighbor, offers to help hide the body. When the body is found, Detective Kusanagi’s investigation leads to Yasuko. But no matter how strong her detective instincts are, the woman’s alibi is very difficult to break. Kusanagi consults with his best friend, Dr. Manabu Yukawa the Professor Galileo, who turns out to be Ishigami’s college friend. Interspersed with the nostalgia of college days, Yukawa, the physicist, clashes with Ishigami, the mathematical genius. Ishigami fights to protect Yasuko by trying to outsmart and deceive Yukawa, who only this time finds the smartest and most determined opponent. DETECTIVE GALILEO SERIES “The plot is interesting and suspenseful… his psychological triggers distinguish this novel from other thrillers. Agatha Christie will be very impressed.” —Financial Times Born in Osaka, Keigo Higashino worked in a company before embarking on a professional career as a writer. Hundreds of millions of copies of his book were sold worldwide and about twenty films and television series were adapted from his works. He won the Edogawa Rampo Prize for After School and the 134th Naoki Prize for The Devotion of Suspect X.
In 2006 Amba went to Buru Island. He was looking for a man he loved, who gave him a child out of wedlock. The man was Bhisma, a doctor who graduated from Leipzig, East Germany, who went missing because he was arrested by the New Order government and banished to Buru Island.
When the camp of political prisoners was disbanded and the tapols were repatriated, Bhisma remained unrepaired. This historical novel tells the story of the love and life of Amba, the son of a teacher in a small central Javanese town. “I grew up in Kadipura. I grew up in a family of readers of old books.” But he left his city. In Kediri he met Bhisma. Their romance was interrupted abruptly around the G30S incident in Yogyakarta.
In an invasion, Bhisma is lost forever. Only on Buru Island, Amba knew why Bhisma didn’t come back.