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Aki Hamanaka

Aki Hamanaka 葉真中顕

Aki Hamanaka (1976–)  was born in Tokyo. His novel for young readers, Raibaru (Rivals), received the Kadokawa Gakugei Children's Literature Prize in 2009. In 2011 he contributed scripts for the popular manga series Inu-bu! Bokura no shippo senki (Canine Club: Our Tales of Tails) appearing in the Shūkan shōnen sandē (Weekly Boys Sunday) magazine. In addition to writing other manga scripts, he contributes articles to educational enrichment magazines. He won the Japan Mystery Fiction Prize for New Writers in 2012 for his novel Rosuto kea (Lost Care).

Books by Aki Hamanaka
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    Lost Care

    Public prosecutor Hideki Otomo asks his friend Koichiro Sakuma, who works for Forest, a major eldercare chain, for help in finding a high-end facility for his aging father. Forest has been growing rapidly of late, but when a national newspaper publishes a …

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    The Voice Calling Your Name

    A partially skeletonized body is discovered in a suburban Tokyo condominium building. Based on personal effects found nearby, the body is identified as that of Yōko Suzuki, 40. Detective Ayano Okunuki, a woman of about the same age, heads up the investig …

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