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Author Abiko, Takemaru, author.

Title The 8 Mansion murders / Takemaru Abiko ; introduction by Soji Shimada ; translated by Ho-Ling Wong.

Publication Info. [France] : Locked Room International, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction, Mystery    M ABIKO,T    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Fiction, Mystery    M ABIKO,T    Available
1 copy ordered for PAS Central Library On Order on 08-28-2018.
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Edition First American edition.
Description 177 pages : illlustration ; 23 cm
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Note "First published in Japan in 1989 by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-177).
Summary "The 8 Mansion, so called because its owner Kikuo Hachisuka, constructed it in the shape of a figure 8, is the scene of two gruesome crossbow murders. First Kikuo's son, and then another resident who witnessed the first murder, are slaughtered in seemingly impossible circumstances. The crimes are investigated by Inspector Kyozo and his accident-prone assistant Kinoshita, but they are actually solved by his brother Shinji, who delivers a "quasi-locked-room lecture" reminiscent of John Dickson Carr's Dr. Fell. Takemaru Akibe was, with Yukito Ayatsuji and Rintaro Norizuki, one of the founders of the shin honkaku movement. The 8 Mansion Murders, published in 1989 was the third in the series of path-breaking books which launched the renaissance of Golden Age style detective fiction in Japan"--Back cover.
Subject Murder -- Japan -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Detective and mystery fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Added Author Wong, Ho-Ling, translator.
Shimada, S©Æoji, 1948- writer of introduction.
Added Title Shinsoban 8 no satsujin. English
Eight Mansion murders
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