Cándida Miniño, Outreach Librarian, recommends Death Note by Tsugumi Ōba.
A soul reaper (Shinigami in Japanese) bored with his immortal existence decides to drop his Death Note for a human to find. The Death Note is a notebook that reapers use to take the lives of the people whose names they write.
The person who finds the book is Light Yagami—a genius high school student. Light tests the rules of the Death Note, one of which is: You must visualize the face of the name you’re writing.
Authorities realize all these deaths are a plot and a famous investigator that goes by “L” is called upon. A battle of wits ensues between two strategists: one trying to find the long-reach vigilante, the other trying to find out the face and name of his pursuer.
The read turns into a psychological thriller, which brings up questions of ethics and morality. I really liked it!
All the manga (Japanese graphic novels) can be found at the Library shelved under GRAPHIC NOVEL FIC SHO.