US soldiers examine the results of an aerial bombardment in Tokyo in June 1945. David Peace set his crime trilogy in the rubble-strewn streets of the post-war city. Photo: Fox Photos/Getty Images US soldiers examine the results of an aerial bombardment in Tokyo in June 1945. David Peace set his crime trilogy in the rubble-strewn streets of the post-war city. Photo: Fox Photos/Getty Images
US soldiers examine the results of an aerial bombardment in Tokyo in June 1945. David Peace set his crime trilogy in the rubble-strewn streets of the post-war city. Photo: Fox Photos/Getty Images

To understand Tokyo, grasp the impact of Japan’s occupation after its defeat in World War II, says the author of a neo-noir crime trilogy set in the city in the 1940s

  • British author David Peace’s Tokyo redux completes a trilogy begun 14 years ago. The books are the fruit of his obsessive search for traces of the city’s past
  • In Tokyo Redux, a beaten down American detective worthy of a Dashiell Hammett novel investigates the mysterious killing of a Japanese corporate boss

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US soldiers examine the results of an aerial bombardment in Tokyo in June 1945. David Peace set his crime trilogy in the rubble-strewn streets of the post-war city. Photo: Fox Photos/Getty Images US soldiers examine the results of an aerial bombardment in Tokyo in June 1945. David Peace set his crime trilogy in the rubble-strewn streets of the post-war city. Photo: Fox Photos/Getty Images
US soldiers examine the results of an aerial bombardment in Tokyo in June 1945. David Peace set his crime trilogy in the rubble-strewn streets of the post-war city. Photo: Fox Photos/Getty Images
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