ライトノベル読書会 📚 Light Novel Book Club | Next: 京都寺町三条のホームズ

Hmmm, I do like (some) light novels, but I have already read everything I would recommend :thinking:

Eh, I can just recommend stuff I enjoyed so much I would re-read them.

Book:

Is there an ebook available?: yes
Is there an audiobook available?: yes (on audible)
Is there an all-furigana version available?: no

Summary - Japanese

ティラナ・エクセディリカ。異世界から来た見習い騎士。常識不足、白皙の美少女。
ケイ・マトバ。サンテレサ市警の敏腕刑事。猫アレルギーの不器用な男。
超空間ゲートで異世界とつながった都市サンテレサで、二人に命じられた合同捜査。
ことあるごとに対立し、罵りあいながらも、マトバとティラナは
共通の敵を追っていく。次第に二人の間には、奇妙な信頼が芽生えていき……。
『ドラグネット・ミラージュ』(竹書房刊)が大幅改稿で完全復活!痛快無比のポリスアクション!

Summary - English (personal translation)

Tilana Exedilika, junior knight from another world. A fair skinned beautiful girl (note: she is 20, though, not sure if that’s still in the “girl” category, but fine I guess).
Kei Matoba, one of the finest detectives from the San Teresa Police Department. Has cat allergy and isn’t great socially.
The two of them have been ordered to cooperate on an investigation in the city of San Teresa, a city connected to another world through an interdimentional gate.
Even as they keep fighting about everything and insulting each other, they track their common enemy. In doing so, a strange sense of trust starts blossoming between them…
A complete rewriting and extension of “Dragnet Mirage”! A thrilling police action story!

Content warnings if known

That’s a “hardboiled” type of story. Expect violence and really skimpily dressed women (plus a lot of illegal stuff like drugs, gambling, prostitution, …).

Why are you nominating this book: I read the first book in the series about 6 months ago and I really loved it. I really like the concept of having a noir detective story that involves magic. In particular, I loved how the police has to deal with crimes that merge both. Also! Main characters are adults! With a relevant background that justify why they are head-and-shoulders above average people. I was thinking of reading volume 2 soon-ish, but reading the first volume again with the club could be a nice way to get back into it.

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