“The spirit of James M. Cain's novels hovers over Winter Sleep, a bleak but compelling slice of deadpan noir.” — The Seattle Times
“(Winter Sleep) gives new meaning to the term ‘splatter’.” — Agony Column
“Kitakata manages his nihilistic climax with consummate control...it's absolutely compelling to read.” — The Japan Times
“Kitakata…[is] part Spillane, part Dostoevsky, but always hard-boiled.” — Hackwriters.com
About the Author
Kenzo Kitakata is the undisputed don of hardboiled and mystery writing in Japan. Immensly popular wiht mature readers both male and female, his works have won numerous literary awards.