The Decagon House Murders

Author: Yukito Ayatsuji
Editor: Pushkin Vertigo
ISBN: 1782276343
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"Ayatsuji's brilliant and richly atmospheric puzzle will appeal to fans of golden age whodunits... Every word counts, leading up to a jaw-dropping but logical reveal" — Publishers Weekly A hugely enjoyable, page-turning murder mystery sure to appeal to fans of Elly Griffiths, Anthony Horowitz, and Agatha Christie, with one of the best and most-satisfying conclusions you'll ever read. A classic in Japan, available in English for the first time. From The New York Times Book Review: "Read Yukito Ayatsuji’s landmark mystery, The Decagon House Murders, and discover a real depth of feeling beneath the fiendish foul play. Taking its cues from Agatha Christie’s locked-room classic And Then There Were None, the setup is this: The members of a university detective-fiction club, each nicknamed for a favorite crime writer (Poe, Carr, Orczy, Van Queen, Leroux and — yes — Christie), spend a week on remote Tsunojima Island, attracted to the place, and its eerie 10-sided house, because of a spate of murders that transpired the year before. That collective curiosity will, of course, be their undoing. As the students approach Tsunojima in a hired fishing boat, 'the sunlight shining down turned the rippling waves to silver. The island lay ahead of them, wrapped in a misty veil of dust,' its sheer, dark cliffs rising straight out of the sea, accessible by one small inlet. There is no electricity on the island, and no telephones, either. A fresh round of violent deaths begins, and Ayatsuji’s skillful, furious pacing propels the narrative. As the students are picked off one by one, he weaves in the story of the mainland investigation of the earlier murders. This is a homage to Golden Age detective fiction, but it’s also unabashed entertainment."
The Decagon House Murders
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Yukito Ayatsuji
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-25 - Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo

"Ayatsuji's brilliant and richly atmospheric puzzle will appeal to fans of golden age whodunits... Every word counts, leading up to a jaw-dropping but logical reveal" — Publishers Weekly A hugely enjoyable, page-turning murder mystery sure to appeal to fans of Elly Griffiths, Anthony Horowitz, and Agatha Christie, with one of
The Decagon House Murders 1
Language: en
Pages: 193
Authors: Hiro Kiyohara
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-17 - Publisher: Kodansha America LLC

The manga based off the best-selling The Decagon House Murders novel by Yukito Ayatsuji! The members of a particular university's Mystery Club travel to a ten-sided house on a remote island...which just happens to have been the scene of a gristly, and unsolved, mass murder. Armed with details of the
The Decagon House Murders 2
Language: en
Pages: 159
Authors: Hiro Kiyohara
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-21 - Publisher: Kodansha America LLC

The manga based off the best-selling The Decagon House Murders novel by Yukito Ayatsuji! The members of a particular university's Mystery Club travel to a ten-sided house on a remote island...which just happens to have been the scene of a gristly, and unsolved, mass murder. Armed with details of the
The Decagon House Murders 3
Language: en
Pages: 159
Authors: Hiro Kiyohara
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-19 - Publisher: Kodansha America LLC

After the Mystery Club arrives on Tsunojima Island, they discover mysterious tablets with things like "Detective" and "Murderer" written on them. They initially see it as a tasteless prank, but when the roles written on the tablets start to come true, and the victims begin to pile up, the group
The Ginza Ghost
Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Keikichi Osaka
Categories: Tokyo (Japan)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-25 - Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

The Japanese form of Golden Age detective fiction was re-launched in the early 1980s as shin honkaku by Soji Shimada and Yukito Ayatsuji, but the original honkaku dates from the 1930s and one of its pioneers was Keikichi Osaka. The Ginza Ghost is a collection of twelve of his best