The Honjin Murders By Seishi Yokomizo

The Honjin Murders By Seishi Yokomizo


Japan’s greatest classic murder mystery, 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?

My Thoughts:

I wasn’t too sure what I was expecting from this book, but it was absolutely spell bounding and I couldn’t stop reading. It is a nice short story with only 189 pages. The first few chapters I wondered where the story was going to go but as you get into the story it evolves and is a mystery. If you like a murder mystery then this is the book for you as it is so cleverly written and just a bit different.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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