Book Subject Tag: Detective and mystery stories
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 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.
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….
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.
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