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The Tokyo Zodiac Murders - Ross MacKenzie, Soji Shimada, Shika MacKenzie
The Tokyo Zodiac Murders
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781782271383 (1782271384)
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it
4.5 The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada, translation by Ross and Shika Mackenzie
The Tokyo Zodiac Murders starts off with a “last will and testament” written by Heikichi Umezawa in 1936. In this document, he detailed his belief that he is possessed and how he came to the realization that killing six of his daughters and nieces would solve his problems. Using their zodiac signs a...
Ani's Book Abyss
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4.0 Random Thoughts: The Tokyo Zodiac Murders
The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada 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 wo...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 Great Locked Room Mystery in Japan
I am reading this for "Locked Room Mystery": The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada. This apparently is a locked room mystery novel that has been getting rave reviews. Wow all I have to say is that this book was great. More than anything I love clever books like this, and this was definitely ve...
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4.0 Tokyo Zodiac Murders (Detective Mitarai's Casebook)
This was a really charming mystery novel, to the point it could almost be called "a perfect crime". Highly recommend for those who likes the "Crime and Mystery" genre.
M's blog.
M's blog. rated it
5.0 Tokyo Hoàng Đạo Án
This was a really charming mystery novel, to the point it could almost be called "a perfect crime". Highly recommend for those who likes the "Crime and Mystery" genre.
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