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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Pro Tip for would be murderers: The first is the story itself: I highly recommend it for how the novel picturing the Japanese culture and imnishi life of s.

There is definitely something fishy here, in the behaviour of the men, in their past—but who, if it is one of them, is the murderer? This is a well-written, interesting, and truly puzzling police procedural that reminds me of the early Dragnet, but set in early s Japan. But it turns out, I was wrong about that aspect and didn’t even see the weapon.

He is a hardworking, self-giving and family-loving commoner police detective, who persists to tackle a difficult murder case everybody else has given up to solve. His most acclaimed detective novels, including Ten to sen ; Points and Lines, ; Suna no utsuwa ; Inspector I,anishi Investigates, and Kiri no hata ; Pro Bono,have been translated into a number of languages, including English. If you can look past the language the book is enjoyable enough and does offer some glimpses into the Japan of that time.


Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create inanishi, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Showing of 37 reviews. The emerging young people in the cultural vangua I liked Inspector Imanishi very much.

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Many of his works of fiction and nonfiction reveal corruption in the Japanese system. One criticism, two suspects live conveniently an Written in the ‘s. Points and Lines Japan’s Mystery Writers.

He is a likeable character, with a happy domestic life and a hobby growing bonsai, but is most notable for his persistence. By using this site, you agree to inspectir Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. With the introduction of the nouveau group, the gaps became more noticeable. I also appreciated the lack of high-speed car chases and big kabooms: So Imanishi and a junior detective travel out to this place by train and the guy basically tells them the same thing as he told them over the phone, only it’s dragged out kind of like this: And the narrative is a bit disjointed.

Inspector Imanishi Investigates by Seicho Matsumoto

And there is a strange, strange pattern too of so many deaths of those under 40 or just past it. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Sep 03, Ron rated it liked it. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Jan 31, Subashini rated it really liked it.


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Two months invsetigates in fruitless questioning, in following up of leads, and then the case, because it cannot be kept open indefinitely, is closed, still unsolved. Movement around the country is done by train, some inquiries are hampered by the destruction of records at the end of the Second World War. The story was moving a lot of times in this story in various areas and demographics in Japan, from Western Okayama to Northeast Akita; from modern Tokyo theatres to ancient Ise Shrine; from poor mountain village to elite and intellectual communities.

Nov 12, Kerry rated it really liked it Shelves: Some of the Japanese expressions used, investigattes ones investugates make the book seem so authentic to me, sound really odd when put into English. Very good police procedural.

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When I first started on it, I thought it was a meticulously rendered police procedural, very modern. It opened my eyes to Japanese crime novels and I fear I may be hooked.

Matsumoto wrote the two police officers and described how they interacted with their families and coworkers. Why did a bar girl shift home right after Imanishi spoke to her?

And yet, I would read the next one, but give it tons of time with easier reads around it.