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The Meiji Guillotine Murders

Release date: 4 June 2024
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A classic Japanese mystery —a pair of sleuths investigate a series of bloody murders in 19th cent... Read More

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A classic Japanese mystery —a pair of sleuths investigate a series of bloody murders in 19th century Tokyo

A captivating locked room murder mystery perfect for fans of Stuart Turton and Janice Hallett

Japan, 1869. A time of reform and rebellion.

Detectives Kazuki and Kawaji are assigned to investigate a series of seemingly impossible murders. Together with the help of a mysterious shrine maiden, can they solve each gruesome death and piece together the dark connection between them?

Taking us deep into the heart of 19th century Tokyo, 
The Meiji Guillotine Murders is a fiendish murder mystery from one of Japan's greatest crime writers.


Product Details

Title: The Meiji Guillotine Murders
Author: Fūtaro Yamada
Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
SKU: BK0485114
EAN: 9781782278887
Number Of Pages: 384
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 4 June 2024

About Author

Fūtaro Yamada is the pen name of Seiya Yamada. He was born in 1922 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, and graduated from the faculty of medicine at Tokyo University. He made his authorial debut in 1947 with the short story "The Incident at the Dharma Pass" and went on to write over a hundred novels and short stories. Known for his versatility, he is best loved in Japan for his series of ninja novels and historical crime novels. Many of his works have been adapted for film, television, manga and anime. He died in 2001. Bryan Karetnyk is a translator of Japanese and Russian literature. His recent translations for Pushkin Press include Gaito Gazdanov’s An Evening with Claire and Ryuˉnosuke Akutagawa’s Murder in the Age of Enlightenment.

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