Seichō Matsumoto was a Japanese writer. Seichō’s works created a new tradition of Japanese . Points and Lines (original title: Ten to Sen); Inspector Imanishi Investigates (original title: Suna no Utsuwa); Pro Bono (original title: Kiri no Hata), . Inspector Imanishi Investigates. Seicho Matsumoto, Author, Beth Cary, Translator Soho Press $ (0p) ISBN Inspector Imanishi Investigates. Paul Estaver, Author, Seicho Matsumoto, Author Soho Press $ (p) ISBN

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The investigation itself proceeds very very slowly – this is after all and inquiries are frequently done in writing, in formal letters. Also the expressions the characters use while talking about themselves seem very Japanese. Sadly, only a limited number of his works are available in English, but those few that are represent a sampling of his prodigious talent. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Like seriously, this couldn’t be communicated over the phone and required two cops to travel across country and drag it out of another cop with thumbscrews.

But somehow it seems we only get tantalizingly superficial descriptions. The first is the story itself: The writer carefully documents daily life: Eventually this leads him to a group of high-profile avant-garde artists, writers and critics, one of whom is hiding a secret.

Very good police procedural. Otherwise, I liked the story. This is his “one that got away” case and the one in which he and his district group were self-deemed “failure”. His most acclaimed detective novels, including Ten to sen ; Points and Lines, ; Suna no utsuwa ; Inspector Imanishi Investigates, and Kiri no hata ; Pro Bono,have been translated into a number of languages, including English.


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Retrieved from ” https: The story begins when the body of an unknown old man was discovered in a Tokyo railway station, the victim’s face was so badly damaged imnishi police had a hard time only to figure out the victim’s identity.

He was also interested in archeology and Ancient history. There were a scattering of odd characters in the ebook, as though there were some incompatible fonts used in production, or, for example, a handwritten “K” became “IC” in the ebook. I think coincidences are like exclamation points; you are allowed one per novel, any more than that and you risk jolting the reader awake from the fictive dream.

He is a kind of a guy people want to exist and work for the community’s peace and order.

There were bits here and there that were useful in that regard. Customers who bought this item also bought. Only two clues surface: It opened my eyes to Japanese crime novels and I fear I may be hooked. When I first started on it, I thought it was a meticulously rendered police procedural, very modern.


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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Dispensing with formulaic plot devices such as puzzles, Matsumoto incorporated elements of jmanishi psychology and ordinary life into his crime fiction. Only two clues surface: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Detective fiction non-fiction Ancient history. Well, I was nudged out of that happy place by several: Stumbling onto the Japanese film imanshi on the book made it more so. Why did a young woman scatter, confetti-like, pieces of white paper out of the window of a train? Jan 31, Subashini rated it really liked it. Books by Seicho Matsumoto.

If you can look past the language the book is enjoyable enough and does offer some glimpses into the Japan of that time. The main interest, however, is not in those but in the unfolding of inwpector investigation. Learn how your comment data is processed.

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