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I found the elements of this book that are uniquely Japanese fascinating the house, garden and everything in it, the way of life in Japan just before WWII, the formality and feudalism that persisted until then The lockedroom murder mystery, though cleverly conceived, left me cold and the reason for it… what can I say, only in Japan perhaps The plot was structured effectively for me well paced and the several different narrators’ perspectives on events mixed it up nicely A quick, absorbing read but not one I’d care to repeat or particularly recommend I’m guessing I’m not enough of a crime mystery devotee for this and others will enjoy its foreshadowing ofrecent authors’ offerings.With thanks to Pushkin Vertigo via NetGalley for the opportunity to read an ARC. I didn't think Kindaichisan's theory too outlandish Hmm, the narrator might not think it outlandish, but I thought the final solution was fiendish to the point of being the most eyerollingly wacky and bizarre I've ever read! Definitely one to file under theatrical artificeWhat I enjoyed is the fluent writing; the meta nods to detective fiction and classic lockedroom mysteries; and the little touches of Japanese culture the solution may begasps at the outrageous cheek of Yokomizo, but the chilling moment comes when a character goes to Hiroshima and we learn he was there the day the bomb was dropped Because the narrator is a writer of detective fiction who is reconstructing the case years after it happened, there's no urgency in the narrative, there's lots of foreshadowing, and sections are very 'told' Perhaps the author realised since at the end, other temporary narrators take over So not the slickest of whodunnits but a quick and enjoyable read that rather pokes fun at itself in an amiable way. #FREE DOWNLOAD õ 本陣殺人事件 á Popular ePub, 本陣殺人事件 Author Seishi Yokomizo This is very good and becomes the main topic to read, the readers are very takjup and always take inspiration from the contents of the book 本陣殺人事件, essay by Seishi Yokomizo Is now on our website and you can download it by register what are you waiting for? Please read and make a refission for you The first Detective Kindaichi mystery, and it is an impressive, awesome debut!In a rural Japanese village, the young master of the most powerful family in the village is getting married with a beautiful, talented young bride But at the wedding night, the family heard terrible screams coming from the bedroom of the newlywed couple, the door and the windows were locked and the couple were found stabbed to death Why must they be killed? Was the ominous 'Three Fingers Man' witnessed by the villagers, the true murderer?Detective Kindaichi was summoned, by the bride's uncle, to investigate the double murders case, but the truth he uncovered might be unsettling to both his clientand the victim's family. The first novel in Yokomizo's sizeable Detective Kindaichi series shows the author's distinct love of whodunits as it pays homage to previous locked room mystery greats While he mentioned quite a few of the staples of this literature and touched on the general mechanism behind these cases, it's a (relatively) good thing that he managed to only spoil one Sherlock Holmes story, as I plan to look these up later.The book even went meta as two characters who also loved the genre discussed the issue of mechanical tricks I'm not a fan of the use of convoluted apparata in detective novels, unlike Kindaichi who in expressing his lack of disdain for them might have been posing a subtle defense of the nature of this very mystery.The revelation of the murderer was a bit of a shock but it's very much in keeping with his/her character Reminds me of some readings I've had on how Japan has a culture of shame rather than of guilt, how keeping appearances and face is paramount, and the overriding importance of lineage and honor, which I guess was evenpronounced during the preWar period when this case took place.I didn't like how it used one glaring coincidence to obfuscate the plot, but it wasn't all that crucial, really Overall it's a satisfying read, and I'd still grab a Yokomizo if I'd come across another one in English.I'm rating this 7/10 or 3 stars out of 5. Yokomizo Seishi (19021981) was a Japanese mystery novelist He’s especially known for his series of stories featuring young detective Kosuke Kindaichi (77 total) His influence can still be seen today in many authors Among them, Kanari Yozaburo who took inspiration for his manga (and anime) series Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo (featuring the fictitious grandson of Kosuke Kindaichi) or Aoyama Gosho, author of the Metantei Conan series In spite of his influence, he has seldom been translated Part of his works have been published in French, but none in English as far as I know, until now The Case of the Honjin Murders is the first story featuring Kosuke Kindaichi, and is considered a classic In 1937, at the large mansion of the Ichiyanagi family, the wedding of the eldest son and heir, Kenzo, is being prepared Meanwhile, a strange vagrant missing two fingers on one hand is seen at a nearby village Several members of the family are present at the ceremony, during which the koto, a 13 string musical instrument, is played, as it is traditional in the family The ceremony then ends with a celebration of the couple by the locals Later that night, a cacophony of koto and screams is heard across the mansion Members of the family rush outside to the annex in which the couple’s bedroom is located As it is locked from the inside, they have to force their way in, and they discover the couple brutally murdered The katana used to commit the crime is found outside, in the middle of the garden, on a coat of snow, with no footprints around A perfect locked room mystery.While the police looks for the vagrant, the late bride’s suspicious uncle calls for his protégé, young detective Kosuke Kindaichi The book was a great read It has been translated in English in quite an adequate style by Louise Heal Kawai We can feel the contagious enthusiasm of the young detective jump from the pages, and share the bafflement of the police and other protagonists while he unravels the intricate mystery The story is narrated after the fact by an « author of detective novels », allowing Yokomizo Seishi to introduce us to his own influences from occidental and Japanese mystery authors This is a book that will be enjoyed both by Agatha Christie lovers, and fans of mystery manga and anime such as those I’ve referenced above I hope Pushkin Press will continue their effort in adapting all further entries in the series Thanks to Pushkin Press and Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for this unbiased review. This was the book club pick for February It's a who done it, closed room mystery Set in Japan in the 1930's The bride and groom have been murdered on their wedding night It was easy to read so a good translation and I enjoyed it. This Japanese murdermystery is set in the 1930’s and involves the marriage of Kenzo, the proud, eldest son of the Ichiyanagi family, with Katsuko, a schoolteacher There is some family dispute about the match, with Katsuko not being seen as of a good enough background for Kenzo Although her Uncle Ginzo is worried about the match, he accepts the marriage However, the wedding night becomes a tragedy and Ginzo calls in private investigator, Kosuke Kindaichi, to uncover the truth.I enjoyed the setting of this book and I liked the fact it was a homage to Golden Age crime, with many a nod to locked room mysteries, and classic detective fiction I wavered between three, or four, stars, and have decided it should probably be a four, but 3.5 probably reflects how I felt about it better I would read the next book in the series, which has been translated, ‘The Inugami Curse,’ and I find the period a very interesting one and liked the detective and his barely disguised pleasure at solving the crime; despite the fact that it was his benefactor’s niece who was killed. “A locked room murder, a red ochrepainted room and the sound of the koto”Set in 1937 in a rural Japanese village, a horrible murder takes place following the wedding of the eldest son of a wealthy family The Ichiyanagi family operated a honjin (an inn for the nobility) but when the feudal system was on the verge of collapse they moved to this small town and bought cheap farmland This is a classic locked room murder mystery It is the first in a series featuring the young, disheveled and stuttering detective Kosuke Kindaichi (Think of a less pompous Hercule Poirot.) A suspicious looking threefingered vagrant has been seen lurking around the estate and mysterious koto music has been heard in the night The story is related by an unnamed narrator based on what he was told by people close to the crime It’s a very inventive plot There is no way I could have figured out how the crime was committed, but the narrator didn’t really hide anything In fact, at the end of the book he sets out several instances of how his careful wording should have been a clue to the reader I would love to readof this series, but most of the books don’t seem to be readily available in English The author matches up well with the other authors to whom he refers in this book, including Agatha Christie and John Dickson Carr.I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. I not long ago read a book that I marked down a bit for being a locked room mystery Now I am going to do an about face and say I enjoyed this example of the genre quite a bit for those rules or conventions it breaks or stretches quite widely I found myself a willing reader as the narrator presented the various stages of the crime: characters and setting involved, set up of events and the deaths themselves Then there is an unwinding that, for me, was well done It was true to the characters and family involved and the information the reader was given There were red herrings, yes, but not absurdities.This novel was written in the late 1940s, winning the first Mystery Writers of Japan Award in 1948 and only now translated into English This is the first of a series of an eventual 77 books featuring Kosuke Kindaichi, a brilliant, young, somewhat disheveled detective I would readof this series if they became available.A copy of this book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley in return for an honest review.