The Honjin Murders (Paperback)Seishi Yokomizo (author)
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The Honjin Murders is an engrossing piece of classic crime fiction from Seishi Yokomizo, the Japanese rival to Agatha Christie. The village of Okamura prepares for the wedding celebrations of the son of one its leading families, but then a masked man, a night of terrible screams and a bloody samurai sword set in motion a deathly mystery for the amateur detective Kindaichi to solve. An atmospheric, chilling, ingenious piece of Japanese noir.
In the winter of 1937, the village of Okamura is abuzz with excitement over the forthcoming wedding of a son of the grand Ichiyanagi family. But amid the gossip over the approaching festivities, there is also a worrying rumour - it seems a sinister masked man has been asking questions about the Ichiyanagis around the village.
Then, on the night of the wedding, the Ichiyanagi family are woken by a terrible scream, followed by the sound of eerie music - death has come to Okamura, leaving no trace but a bloody samurai sword, thrust into the pristine snow outside the house. The murder seems impossible, but amateur detective Kosuke Kindaichi is determined to get to the bottom of it.
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
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