Description - Togakushi Legend Murders by Yasuo Uchida
When the body of one of Nagano Prefectures most prominent businessmen is found propped against a tree on Poison Plain, home of the legendary Demoness Maple, Inspector Takemura finds himself searching for the killer with the help and hindrance of an esteemed Tokyo professor and a beautiful university student. As the bodies begin to multiply, the three learn that the resemblance of the murders to those of regional folklore is more than a coincidence.
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(203mm x 134mm x 17mm)
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Author Biography - Yasuo Uchida
As a boy Yasuo Uchida spent time in Togakushi, Nagano Prefecture, where he and his Tokyo classmates were sent to escape American bombers during World War II. While working as an advertising executive, he revealed his writing talent with the publication of his first mystery in 1980. He is now a full-time writer. David J. Selis holds a Ph.D. in Chinese from Indiana University, where he also studied Japanese. He teaches English as a second language and translates Japanese mystery novels as a hobby. Since 1978 he has lived on a farm on the outskirts of Kobe, Japan, with his wife, who has long been his first editor.