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24%OFFShimada, Soji - The Tokyo Zodiac Murders (Pushkin Vertigo) - 9781782271383 - V9781782271383
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The Tokyo Zodiac Murders (Pushkin Vertigo)

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Description for The Tokyo Zodiac Murders (Pushkin Vertigo) Paperback. A gripping tale of magic and illusion by Japan's master mystery storyteller. Translator(s): MacKenzie, Ross; MacKenzie, Shika. Num Pages: 320 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: FF; FYT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 130 x 198 x 23. Weight in Grams: 226.
Japan, 1936. An old eccentric artist living with seven women has been found dead- in a room locked from the inside. His diaries reveal alchemy, astrology and a complicated plan to kill all seven women. Shortly afterwards, the plan is carried out: the women are found dismembered and buried across rural Japan. By 1979, these Tokyo Zodiac Murders have been obsessing a nation for decades, but not one of them has been solved. A mystery-obsessed illustrator and a talented astrologer set off around the country - and you follow, carrying the enigma of the Zodiac murderer through madness, missed ... Read more

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About Shimada, Soji
Born in 1948 in Hiroshima prefecture, Soji Shimada has been dubbed the 'God of Mystery' by international audiences. A novelist, essayist and short-story writer, he made his literary debut in 1981 with The Tokyo Zodiac Murders, which was shortlisted for the Edogawa Rampo Prize. Blending classical detective fiction with grisly violence and elements of the occult, he has gone on ... Read more

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Ignites the mind Huffington Post Shimada's novel is a classic of the popular Japanese honkaku or authentic subgenre of crime fiction, which prioritises tight plots and carefully scattered clues The National An intricate, compelling, violent, and exciting [read]. Full of hints, it's a budding Sherlock's dream; Shimada encourages the reader to be as much of a detective as ... Read more

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