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I am learning both Japanese and Korean, but Japanese is my main hobby. I love reading detective novels based on deduction and generally speaking, I like all kinds of crime fiction.
My Japanese reading level has become good enough
I have discovered Korean crime fiction only recently (2019). For a long time, I have been thinking that there was no Korean authors of detective novels, mystery and thrillers. The reason is simple: the “추리 소설” (detective novels) section of all the bookshops I have been to is filled with translations. Korean readership seems to be mainly interested in Japanese mysteries, to the point where some bookshops have an entire section devoted to “일본 추리 소설” (Japanese detective novels).
Being a fan of Japanese genre fiction myself, I cannot but understand this interest in Japanese novels. But I find it strange that Korean authors should have so little place in Korea offline bookshops.
What kindled my interest in Korean detective novels is YUN Ja-
Since them, I have discovered great contemporary authors like DO Jin-gi or KIM Jae-hui and realised that there were a lot of Korean crime authors and a lot of great genre fiction novels out there! I have decided to explore the Korean world of crime fiction and created this blog to record the results of my investigation.