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The Honjin Murders
  • ISBN: 9781782275008
  • Pages: 192
  • Publisher: Pushkin Press
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Translation: Louise Heal Kawai

The Honjin Murders

Seishi Yokomizo
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The Honjin Murders is one of Japan’s greatest classic murder mysteries, introducing a well-loved detective, translated into English for the first time.

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.



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