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Book Subject Tag: Detective and mystery stories

  • The Isle of South Kamui and other stories

    A young Tokyoite doctor accepts a post on a remote island south of Okinawa. When a highly contagious fatal disease breaks out, he has to choose between saving himself or saving others. A hormone-ridden teenage youth left alone with his young stepmother following his fathers death is consumed with jealousy as her affections turn to…

  • The devil’s disciple

    Spinning a complex web of events and influences in this chilling murder mystery, Hamao probes the notion of guilt – both psychological and legal. The Devil’s Disciple is here published alongside ‘Did He Kill Them?’, a haunting tale of a love affair turned sour.

  • The hunter : a Detective Takako Otomichi mystery

    When Takako Otomichi chooses the career of detective, her family disapproves and her male colleagues refuse to take her seriously, especially hard-bitten old gumshoe Sergeant Tamotsu Takizawa, her reluctant partner on the hunt for a mysterious murderer whose grisly trademark is to rip out the throat of his victims.

  • The tattoo murder case

    A Japanese mystery set in 1947 Tokyo featuring Kenzo Matsushita, a young doctor who has an affair with a married woman with a tattooed torso. One day he finds her murdered, the torso missing, and sets out to find the killer. A look at the art of tattooing in Japan where it is banned.

  • Villain

    January 6, 2002. The body of a female insurance saleswoman is found in the southernmost region of Japan, at a spot rumored to be a home to ghosts. Shortly thereafter Yuichi, a young construction worker, is arrested by the Nagasaki police on suspicion of murder….

  • Inspector Imanishi investigates

    The corpse of an unknown provincial is discovered under the rails of a train in a Tokyo station, and Detective Imanishi is assigned to the case.

  • Points and Lines

  • The voice and other stories

    Short stories.