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The Decagon House Murders by [Ayatsuji, Yukito]
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Length: 228 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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In its starred review, Publisher’s Weekly writes: “a brilliant and richly atmospheric puzzle which will appeal to lovers of Golden Age whodunits…. As in the best fair-play mysteries, every word counts, leading up to a jaw-dropping but logical reveal.”

Students from a university mystery club decide to visit an island which was the site of a grisly multiple murder the year before. Predictably, they get picked off one by one by an unseen murderer. Is there a madman on the loose? What connection is there to the earlier murders? The answer is a bombshell revelation which few readers will see coming.

The Decagon House Murders is a milestone in the history of detective fiction. Published in 1987, it is credited with launching the shinhonkaku movement which restored Golden Age style plotting and fair-play clues to the Japanese mystery scene, which had been dominated by the social school of mystery for several decades. It is also said to have influenced the development of the wildly popular anime movement.

This, the first English edition, contains a lengthy introduction by the maestro of Japanese mystery fiction, Soji Shimada.

Locked Room International discovers and publishes impossible crime masterpieces from all over the world

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 830 KB
  • Print Length: 228 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1508503737
  • Publisher: Locked Room International (20 June 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01054FDCU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #177,532 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5.0 out of 5 starsA Japanese murder mystery masterpiece, finally available for English-speaking mystery fans to enjoy
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5.0 out of 5 starsA Japanese "And Then There Were None" that is worthy of Agatha Christie herself.
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