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Do Jinki is 49 years old. For 20 years he has been a judge at the Northern District Court of Seoul. And at the age of forty, he became a successful crime writer. In 2010 his first detective novel received the Mystery Rookie Award from the Korean Mystery Artists Association. It will be followed by nine other detective novels in two parallel series, one featuring lawyer Gojin, the other about Judge Djingi. In 2014, he wins the Korean Mystery Literary Award for his feature film, The Star of Judas. His novels have been translated in China and four of his books have been sold to production companies, who love his complex puzzles with their twists and turns. His fans have dubbed him the “John Grisham of Korea”.
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