Natsuo Kirino

Pseudonym of Mariko Hashioka. She was born in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. She studied law and had several jobs before she started writing. She is now one of the leading figures of female writers of Japanese detective fiction. Her novels have won several prizes.


Titles and year of publication:  

 1) Out  2003 (Japan 1997)
 2) Grotesque  2007 (Japan 2003)
 3) Real World  2008 (Japan 2003)
 4) The Goddess Chronicle  2013 (Japan 2008)