There’s a serial killer loose in Los Angeles and the local authorities need help fast. For some reason the killer has been leaving a string of maddeningly arcane clues at each crime scene. Each of these clues, it seems, is an indecipherable roadmap to the next murder.Onto the scene comes L, the mysterious super-sleuth. Despite his peculiar working habits, he’s never shown his face in public—but this time, he needs help.Enlisting the services of an FBI agent named Naomi Misora, L starts snooping around the City of Angels. It soon becomes apparent that the killing spree is a psychotic riddle designed to specifically engage L in a battle of wits. Stuck in the middle between killer and investigator, it’s up to Misora to navigate both the dead bodies and the egos to solve the Los Angeles Murder Cases.
Some Reviews: 524 in Goodreads.com
Oh my GOD!!!!!!!!!!!
This was one of the best, no, the best murder mystery that I have read before!
It was so nice to be able to see familiar chareters in a new setting and writing style. The ending made a little sad though… I was hoping that Rue Ryuzaki was really L, cause’ the authors description fit him ‘almost’ perfectly. And, having Mello as the narrorator was really awsome!
This book is the kind of book, where I hope that the author never wants to commit a murder, cause, if they did, they would be really good at it!
Althought it wasn’t writen by the orignal author it adds nicely to the collection even if its in the view of one person. And your still learning more of the subject of death & solving murder. Asking what will the killer do next.
When reading this book I learned from the character Rue that “It doesn’t matter if a child or adult gets killed, its the same.” I really struck me and makes me ponder the idea from time to time. And in truth he is right because when you kill someone you take that life way never to come back. That death includes all life not mattering size, sex, and age because it always comes in the end.
Sure, the names are completely ridiculous, but I loved the book so much. I was completely shocked by the ending, loved Mello’s perspective, and just adored Naomi and L. I cannot tell you how much I enjoy detective stories. Not thrillers or even mysteries, necessarily: detective stories which revolve mostly around deductions. This whole entire book was deductions and then just the wonderful dynamic between Naomi and Ryuzaki.
I laughed quite a bit.
I don’t care if people call it fanfictiony, or unrealistic, or whatever: all that matters is that even if that is the case, I easily got over it and enjoyed this book so very much. And that’s the point of books, after all – at least for me.
Definitely recommend for Death Note fans, but furthermore even go out on a limb and recommend it for those who aren’t interested in the series as well.
Also, I’m immensely tired as usual, so please, again, ignore any delusions that might come through in grammatical errors or simply confusing sentences.
Good Book But…
The names are nothing short of ridiculous. Beyond Birthday? Quarter Queen? Still most people should be able to over look the slight downsiide and see the one HECK OF A PREQUEL this book is. Very Very good storywise with a mindbending twist at the end. This is book is like icing on the cake that is Deathnote! Really everyone who read the series NEEDS THIS BOOK!
This book is an actual novel not a manga so it needs a slightly different rating than Deathnote
Violence: Moderate to Moderatly High “Pretty Dark compared to the already creepy normal series but its a novel so no pictures”
Language: Moderatly Low “There’s barely any”
Humor? “actually very funny at some parts of the story!”
Overall Age Reccomendation: Probably Between 13-15 Should Be Ok If You Can Handle CSI or Law and Order
(I have no idea what shelf to put this on . . . hmmm . . . )
First off, if you haven’t finished the Death Note series, don’t pick this one up or you’ll have it spoiled. But, with that said, it was a very good novel. It was amusing and interesting, and gave some extra insight into a few of the Death Note characters. Some of the names are completely off-the-wall (Quarter Queen?), but I just shrugged my shoulders and moved on with the novel. The end, to me, was totally unexpected. I hope they come out with more like this.
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