Miyako Ayane and his lover Hijiri Ukina used to go the same high school and were in the same mystery club. Later, both became famous mystery authors but in different ways. Ayane’s novels were very detailed and had great plots but didn’t sell :roll:. On the other hand, Ukina’s novels were bestsellers but mostly targeted the younger population. Recently, Ukina’s hit series "Detective girls in uniforms" got a movie deal and so Ukina was very busy. Although the two became lovers since half a year ago when they were both involved in a murder case at an onsen, the two had very little interactions since then. By chance, Ukina got a ticket to the newly completed "Star Libra" and invited Ayane but Ayane got onto the boat’s virgin cruise with his own luck instead :P. While on the boat, Ayane hoped there might be a chance he could spend some sweet moments with Ukina (in short, he wanted a honeymoon 😀 ) but Ukina was busy accompanying the beautiful actress of the movie adaptation of his novel – Himeda Kimika and that really pissed Ayane off. On top of that, people were dying one by one on the boat. What would happen to both Ayane and Ukina’s honeymoon trip?
Artwork: The illustration is by Matsumoto Katsura sensei, whom I’m a big fan of (her artwork is VERY cute and has a shota feel to it. I particularly like the color insert where Amane first meets Ukina’s producer Kuwana. His "erk" face is mechakucha kawaii!! The picture where Ukina is enjoying his parfeit is also super cute. Best of course is that we get to see Amane-chan in tuxedo although that DEFINITELY doesn’t fit him. He’s best in a school uniform.
If you like mystery + BL and don’t mind a balance that’s overly tipped to the romance side, I recommend this novel. However, please read the first novel before attempting this one. Sadly for me, the first book was out of stock when I ordered it so it made this book a bit hard to comprehend (because there are heavy references to the first novel). In terms of Japanese level, this book should be easy to moderate and it comes with full hiragana and katagana explanations for the kanji so it will be a breeze for learners of Japanese (aka me) to read 😀