Intricately constructed and entertainingly exotic Japan Times A wonderful example of excellent plotting and characterization, with a brilliant sense of the mysterious and the bizarre At the Scene of the Crime Both gory and intelligent Japan VisitorVom Verlag:
Japan, 1936. An old eccentric artist living with seven women has been found dead- in a room locked from the inside. His diaries reveal alchemy, astrology and a complicated plan to kill all seven women. Shortly afterwards, the plan is carried out: the women are found dismembered and buried across rural Japan. By 1979, these Tokyo Zodiac Murders have been obsessing a nation for decades, but not one of them has been solved. A mystery-obsessed illustrator and a talented astrologer set off around the country - and you follow, carrying the enigma of the Zodiac murderer through madness, missed leads and magic tricks. You have all the clues, but can you solve the mystery before they do?
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Buchbeschreibung Pushkin Press Sep 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 130x198x23 mm. Neuware - 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 killed his daughter, and then chopped up the bodies of six others to create Azoth, the supreme woman With maps, charts, and other illustrations, this story of magic and illusion, pieced together like a great stage tragedy, challenges the reader to unravel the mystery before the final curtain. 320 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781782271383