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The Tokyo zodiac murders

SЕЌji Shimada

The Tokyo zodiac murders

by SЕЌji Shimada

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Published by IBC Pub. in Tokyo, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Astrologers -- Japan -- Fiction,
  • Zodiac -- Fiction,
  • Serial murders -- Japan -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Translation of: Senseijutsu satsujinjiken.

    Other titlesDetective Mitarai"s casebook.
    StatementSoji Shimada ; translated by Ross and Shika MacKenzie.
    GenreFiction.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination251 p. ;
    Number of Pages251
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18806715M
    ISBN 104925080814
    OCLC/WorldCa55795584

    Get this from a library! The Tokyo zodiac murders. [Sōji Shimada; Ross Mackenzie; Shika Mackenzie; John Pugmire] -- Astrologer, fortuneteller, and self-styled detective Kiyoshi Mitarai must in one week solve a macabre murder mystery that has baffled Japan for 40 years. Who murdered the artist Umezawa, raped and.   The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada is one hell of an amazing book! The mystery is brilliant and the narrative charming, engaging and totally addictive. I was drawn in completely after only the the first pages of the book and didn't want to put it down.

      The Tokyo Zodiac Murders (Book): Shimada, Sōji: Perseus Publishing“Intricately constructed and entertainingly exotic.”—The Japan Times Astrologer, fortuneteller, and self-styled detective Kiyoshi Mitarai must in one week solve a mystery that has baffled Japan for 40 years. Who murdered the artist Umezawa, raped and killed his daughter, and then chopped up the bodies of six . From the Trade Paperback edition & Amazon’s book page. With more than a passing nod to Holmes & Watson THE TOKYO ZODIAC MURDERS owes much to the iconic duo and acknowledges that with Kazumi Ishioka’s love of detective fiction. Admittedly the beginning is a rough go. The letter that opens the book is long, rambling, and a bit on the esoteric.

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An amateur detective investigates a string of gruesome unsolved murders in this classic Japanese locked room mystery Astrologer, fortuneteller, and self-styled detective Kiyoshi Mitarai must solve a macabre murder mystery that has baffled Japan for 40 years—in just one week.

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The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada (translated by Ross MacKenzie) An artist is found murdered in a locked room and a note in his desk gives his plans for the creation of Azoth – a mystical figure - from the bodies of six women.

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About The Tokyo Zodiac Murders. An amateur detective investigates a string of gruesome unsolved murders in this classic Japanese locked room mystery Astrologer, fortuneteller, and self-styled detective Kiyoshi Mitarai must solve a macabre murder mystery that has baffled Japan for 40.

Adding depth to long tradition, the author of THE TOKYO ZODIAC MURDERS, Soji Shimada has written over mystery novels. Knowing the background to the form isn't required to understand the structure of this novel, although it does help.

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