Book review: 『四万人の目撃し』by Yorichika Arima

This detective novel won the Mystery Writers of Japan Award, but I found it underwhelming and not satisfactory.

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Book review: 『顔』by Seicho Matsumoto

This is a collection of five short stories by Seicho Matsumoto. They were easy to read and entertaining, I highly recommend this book for mystery lovers.

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Book review: 『不連続殺人事件』by Ango Sakaguchi

This is the only detective novel written by Ango Sakaguchi: a complex whodunnit where the reader has all the elements in hand to find the solution.

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Book Review: 『本陣殺人事件』by Seishi Yokomizo

First winner of the Mystery Writers of Japan Award (1948), this novel is a classic locked-room mystery and the first case of young detective Kosuke Kindaichi.

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Book review: 『少年探偵団|黒蜥蜴』by Edogawa Rampo

This book contains two of the most famous novels by Edogawa Rampo: the Black Lizard and the Boy Detectives Club. I enjoyed both, but I found the Boy Detectives Club to be more engrossing and exciting, even though it is written for children.

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Book review: 『完全犯罪に猫は何匹必要か?』by Tokuya Higashigawa

This is the third book of the Ikagawa series, and it’s very good if you like mystery novels with a lighter tone and a lot of humour that still delivers an engrossing detective case .

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Book review: 『ベスト8ミステリーズ2017』edited by the Mystery Writers of Japan

I really recommend this book if you are looking for mystery short stories and want to discover new authors!

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Book review: 『大金塊|怪人二十面相』by Edogawa Rampo

This book contains two short novels from the Boy Detectives Club series. Even though they are books for children, they were very pleasant to read!

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