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If you are interested in reading Korean detective novels but don’t know where to start, here is a list by authors of Korean crime authors and novels that I know of. I haven’t read them all, but if I have, I will add information relative to the level of difficulty for Korean learners. I will write only about contemporary works.
I will also focus on detective novels that contain deduction and investigation.
In bold are the books that I have read.
Highly recommended: 🧡
Perfect for Korean learners: 💙
Certainly one of the best and most prolific authors of crime fiction in Korea. DO Jingi is not only a writer but also a lawyer. In 2014, he won the 한국추리문학대상 for his novel 유다의 별. I can personally recommend the 변호사 고진 시리즈. I haven’t read them all, but if you like detective novels and deduction, you cannot go wrong with this series!
변호사 고진 시리즈 💛
붉은 집 살인사건 💛 💙
라 트라비아타의 초상 🧡 💙
악마는 법정에 서지 않는다
탐정 진구 시리즈
나를 아는 남자
악마의 증명 (short stories)