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In a shop I want to ask "Are there any books by Haruki Murakami?" I don't know the natural way to express by in this context.

I thought maybe I could use the passive form like this:

村上に書かれる本がありますか。

But having to explicitly use the verb 書く seems unnecessary. I assume that

*村上に本がありますか。

is just incorrect grammar.

I thought maybe

村上作がありますか。

might be correct, but a google search for 村上作が returned no results. What is the natural way to ask this question?

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We say usually 村上春樹の本はありますか?. "written by" is translated as "によって書かれた and ~著作の" but we usually omit them.

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To less frequently than 村上春樹の本はありますか?, we say 村上春樹のありますか? or 村上春樹が書いたの(置いて)ありますか?

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