The Honjin Murders

bySeishi YokomizoTranslated byLouise Heal Kawai

August 4, 2020|
The Honjin Murders by Seishi Yokomizo
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One of Japan''s greatest classic murder mysteries, introducing their best 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 around the village.

Then, on the night of the wedding, the Ichiyanagi household 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. Soon, amateur detective Kosuke Kindaichi is on the scene to investigate what will become a legendary murder case, but can this scruffy sleuth solve a seemingly impossible crime?
Seishi Yokomizo (1902-81) was one of Japan''s most famous and best-loved mystery writers. He was born in Kobe and spent his childhood reading detective stories, before beginning to write stories of his own, the first of which was published in 1921. He went on to become an extremely prolific and popular author, best known for his Kosuke...
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Title:The Honjin Murders
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:192 pages, 7.81 X 5.06 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 7.81 X 5.06 X 0.5 in
Published:August 4, 2020
Publisher:Steerforth Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781782275008

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