The Leaking Bookstore

Director: Shih-Han Liao, Producer: Jeyi An, Writer: Hung-Yu Ting, Production: Eightgeman, Country: Taiwan, Language: Mandarin Chinese, 2022, 10×48′, Rights: World excluding Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hongkong

Step into a world where reality blurs with the pages of a Sherlock Holmes novel. Meet Lin, a young prosecutor tasked with unravelling a mysterious death that eerily mirrors the scenes of a crime from literature. What appears to be a suicide case soon reveals itself as a cunningly executed murder.

Meanwhile, a young detective named Gao nurtures an ambitious dream—to emerge victorious in a prestigious writing contest. Supported by their dedicated detective club, consisting of Zhong, a psychologist; Wen, a compassionate social worker; and Zhang, a discreet pharmacist, each harbouring their own concealed secrets.

Little did Gao anticipate that the intricate plot of their literary aspirations would intertwine with a real-life murder investigation. As Lin plunges deeper into the enigmatic case, a web of seemingly unrelated events begins to cast suspicion upon the very members of the detective club that Gao cherishes.

Prepare for a gripping journey as “The Leaking Bookstore” unravels secrets, tests loyalties, and unearths unexpected connections. In a race against time, Lin must navigate through the intricate labyrinth of clues to expose the truth before it consumes them all.

A captivating series where the lines between fiction and reality blur, and the unexpected twists and turns keep you on the edge of your seat. “The Leaking Bookstore” will keep you guessing until the final scene.


Golden Bell Award Nominations:

  • Best Mini-Series
  • Best Mini-Series Director
  • Best Mini-Series Writer
  • Best Mini-Series Actor
  • Best Mini-Series Actress
  • Best Mini-Series Supporting Actor
  • Best Mini-Series Supporting Actress
  • Best Mini-Series Most Promising Newcomer
  • Drama Category Cinematography Award
  • Drama Category Editing Award
  • Drama Category Sound Design Award
  • Drama Category Lighting Award
  • Drama Category Art Design Award
  • Drama Category Costume Design Award
  • Drama Category Visual Effects Award
  • Drama Category Music Score Award
  • Drama Category Original Song Award
  • Drama Category Innovation Award
  • 109th Year High Definition Television Program Production Subsidy
  • Taichung City Government News Bureau Film and Television Development Fund Subsidy – Accommodation Expenses