The Ryugatei Murders

The Ryugatei Murders

Ryugatei jiken / 龍臥亭事件

AuthorSoji Shimada
ISBN 9784334728892
Page Count 577 pages
Size 15.4 x 10.5 cm (HxW)
First Edition January 1996
Category Mystery, Fiction
Publisher Kobunsha

The Ryugatei Murders

Ryugatei jiken / 龍臥亭事件

Description

Ishioka is a mystery writer. One day a woman asks him to travel with her to Okayama Prefecture to exorcise an evil spirit. Disembarking at a gloomy train station, they journey deep into the mountains to a strange hotel, the Ryugatei. There Ishioka comes face to face with a horrifying series of murders. What are the “sin of the village” and the “fate” about which the villagers are whispering? In the deep dark of midnight, the ghost of the murderer in a legendary (true) case appears before him . . . How did he execute the “Thirty Murders”? An astonishing masterpiece by Soji Shimada, who enjoys enormous popularity among readers throughout Asia.

About the Author

Soji Shimada島田 荘司

Soji Shimada was born in Hiroshima in 1948. After graduating from Musashino University of Art, he worked as a truck driver, musician, and writer. In 1981 he made his authorial debut with the novel The Tokyo Zodiac Murders. A prolific writer, he has produced several series of novels, including his Kiyoshi Mitarai and Takeshi Yoshiki series. His works have been translated throughout Asia, where he enjoys enormous popularity as a leading writer of modern Japanese detective novels.

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