Inspector Imanishi Investigates

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The corpse of an unknown provincial is discovered under the rails of a train in a Tokyo station, and Detective Imanishi is assigned to the case.

In a police procedural by Japan's foremost master of mystery, Inspector Imanishi Eitaro, a typically Japanese detective fond of gardening and haiku, must follow a killer's trail across the social strata of Japan.

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Overview

The corpse of an unknown provincial is discovered under the rails of a train in a Tokyo station, and Detective Imanishi is assigned to the case.

In a police procedural by Japan's foremost master of mystery, Inspector Imanishi Eitaro, a typically Japanese detective fond of gardening and haiku, must follow a killer's trail across the social strata of Japan.

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The corpse of an unknown provincial is discovered under the rails of a train in a Tokyo station, and Detective Imanishi is assigned to the case. ``Matsumoto is reputed to be Japan's leading mystery writer; this 1961 work is proof that he is a first-rate novelist,'' judged PW. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569470190
  • Publisher: Soho Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 313
  • Sales rank: 453,922
  • Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Native of Fukuoka Prefecture and prolific writer of socially oriented detective and mystery fiction, Matsumoto debuted as a writer after reaching the age of forty with the historically based Saigo Takamori Chits, 1950, and The Legend of the Kokura Diary, 1952. He then went on to establish his unique style of detective fiction with the works The Walls Have Eyes, 1957, and Points and Lines, 1958. Matsumoto made a name for himself as the writer of suspense novels that were accesible to all kinds of readership, but it was his historical novel The Ogura Diary Chronicles that earned him The 28th Akutagawa Prize, the Japanese equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. The popular Japanese TV show "Black Leather Notebook" was based on his novel of the same name, and several of his detective fiction works have been published in the US (SoHo Crime and Kodansha International).
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  • Posted April 14, 2009

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    Truly one of the best police procedurals and a time machine...

    Fastastic book, led me into an addiction to police procedurals, and disappointment that this didn't become a series like Rebus or Wallander or Winter or Gunther...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2002

    Exceptional

    Outstanding mystery with a twist!

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