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Lost Lad London, Volume 1: 11/18/22

Lost Lad London, Volume 1

Lost Lad London, Volume 1 by Shinya Shima (2021) is a multi-volume murder mystery manga. A university student rides home on the Underground, completely unaware that near him the Lord Mayor of London has been murdered. Soon a detective is at his flat and he's found what's probably the murder weapon in his jacket.

This first volume introduces the situation and the characters. The detective has been injured prior to this mystery. He should be on desk duty but he's drawn to this particular case for unspoken reasons.

The main character is a sullen adoptee. He most of all gives me an ACCA vibe, except that his hair is too dark. His mysterious past will have bearing on the case and how it is ultimately solved. At this point I don't believe he's actually the murderer but he is clearly more closely associated with events that he wants to be.

One nice thing about this series is that the English translation is done in British English. It gives a great authenticity to the story.

I have the second volume on hand and will read it soon.

Five stars

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