The Honjin Murders (Hardback)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.
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'Readers will delight in the blind turns, red herrings and dubious alibis... Ingenious and compelling' - Economist
'At once familiar and tantalisingly strange... It's an absolute pleasure to see his work translated at last in these beautifully produced English editions' - Sunday Times
'A classic murder mystery... Comparisons with Holmes are justified, both in the character of Kindaichi and Yokomizo's approach to storytelling - mixing clues, red herrings and fascinating social insight before drawing back the curtain to reveal the truth' - Japan Times
'The perfect read for this time of year. Short and compelling, it will appeal to fans of Agatha Christie looking for a new case to break' - Irish Times
'The premise alone is dazzling [and] the solution to this mystery came as a complete surprise - exactly what I asked for' - New York Times
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