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Yoko on the Other Side

Yoko on the Other Side

Mukogawa no Yoko / 向こう側の、ヨーコ

Yukiko Mari

Yoko enjoys her single life as a successful author. Yet since childhood she has had a recurring  dream in which she is an unhappy housewife with a husband and child who make incessant demands on her. ...

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Poison Daughter, Holy Mother

Poison Daughter, Holy Mother

Poizun dōtā, hōrī mazā / ポイズンドーター・ホーリーマザー

Kanae Minato

A novel in eight short stories involving incidents of murder, injurious assault, and such by a writer regarded as the originator and queen of the genre known as iyamisu in Japan—literally, “eww ...

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Star Worms

Star Worms

Hoshi yadoru mushi / 星宿る虫

Shunsuke Minesato

A fire breaks out in a building where a religious group in Nagano runs a brothel. The bodies recovered from the ruins are infested by a mysterious worm, and the blood in their veins has turned yellow. ...

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The Nishiura Photo Studio in Enoshima

The Nishiura Photo Studio in Enoshima

Enoshima Nishiura Shashinkan / 江ノ島西浦写真館

En Mikami

The story is set on the small but picturesque island of Enoshima, a popular seaside resort in Kanagawa Prefecture just south of Tokyo. The Nishiura Photo Studio that was in business there for a full century ...

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Human Chairs: A Rampoesque Tale

Human Chairs: A Rampoesque Tale

Ningen-isu Rampo kitan / 人間椅子 乱歩奇譚

Shiro Kuro

The body of a young teacher named Okumura is found dismembered and reassembled in the shape of a chair in a middle-school classroom. One of his students, a fair-faced 13-year-old named Kobayashi, happens ...

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The Phantom on December 8

The Phantom on December 8

Junigatsu yoka no gen'ei / 十二月八日の幻影

Fuyuaki Jikihara

An intelligent and thrilling entertainment that follows the covert exploits of spies on the eve of hostilities between Japan and the United States in December 1941. Saburō Shiota is an ensign in the Imperial ...

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The Confectionery Mysteries

The Confectionery Mysteries

Wagashi no Anne / 和菓子のアン

Tsukasa Sakaki

Kyōko Umemoto is a slightly chubby 18-year-old-girl. Having recently graduated from high school, she remains undecided about what to do next with her life. Then one day she sees a “Help Wanted” sign ...

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Whose Is the Cuckoo’s Egg?

Whose Is the Cuckoo’s Egg?

Kakko no tamago wa dare no mono / カッコウの卵は誰のもの?

Keigo Higashino

Hiromasa Hida was once one of Japan’s premier skiers, representing the country in international competitions; his daughter Kazami is also a skier. When Kazami was two, his wife—Kazami’s mother—committed ...

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Dying Eye

Dying Eye

Daiingu ai / ダイイング・アイ

Keigo Higashino

Shinsuke Amemura works as a bartender at the bar Myoga. One day as he is closing up, he is attacked by an unidentified man. Although he escapes with his life, he soon realizes that he suffers from partial ...

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News of Lupin

News of Lupin

Lupin no shosoku / ルパンの消息

Hideo Yokoyama

With barely 24 hours left before the statute of limitations will expire, the police receive an anonymous tip claiming that a death ruled a suicide 15 years ago was actually a murder. The body of Maiko ...

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The Name of the Game Is Kidnap

The Name of the Game Is Kidnap

Gemu no na wa yukai / ゲームの名は誘拐

Keigo Higashino

Thirty-something creative whiz Shunsuke Sakuma, who works for an ad agency, is subjected to the greatest humiliation of his career when an event he has been planning for client Nissei Automotive is quashed ...

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The Ryugatei Murders

The Ryugatei Murders

Ryugatei jiken / 龍臥亭事件

Soji Shimada

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 ...

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Death of the Living Dead

Death of the Living Dead

Ikeru shikabane no shi / 生ける屍の死

Masaya Yamaguchi

It is the late 1900s, and strange occurrences of “resurrection of the dead” are occurring all over the United States. Amidst this, Smiley Barleycorn, the immensely wealthy founder of Smile Cemetery ...

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Zero Focus

Zero no shoten / ゼロの焦点

Seicho Matsumoto

Teiko is 26 years old and has recently married Kenichi Uhara, who worked for an advertising agency. After their honeymoon, Kenichi leaves for Kanazawa to transfer his job there to a new manager. However, ...

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Points and Lines

Ten to sen / 点と線

Seicho Matsumoto

Three people on platform 13 at Tokyo Station—two waitresses working at the Koyuki restaurant and Tetsuo Yasuda, manager of a machine parts store—witness Otoki, who also works at Koyuki, boarding the ...

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