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The Decagon House Murders

(2015)
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In its starred review, Publisher's Weekly writes: "a brilliant and richly atmospheric puzzle which will appeal to lovers of Golden Age whodunits... . As in the best fair-play mysteries, every word counts, leading up to a jaw-dropping but logical reveal."

Students from a university mystery club decide to visit an island which was the site of a grisly multiple murder the year before. Predictably, they get picked off one by one by an unseen murderer. Is there a madman on the loose? What connection is there to the earlier murders? The answer is a bombshell revelation which few readers will see coming.

The Decagon House Murders is a milestone in the history of detective fiction. Published in 1987, it is credited with launching the shinhonkaku movement which restored Golden Age style plotting and fair-play clues to the Japanese mystery scene, which had been dominated by the social school of mystery for several decades. It is also said to have influenced the development of the wildly popular anime movement.

This, the first English edition, contains a lengthy introduction by the maestro of Japanese mystery fiction, Soji Shimada.

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Paperback Editions

June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Decagon House Murders
Author(s): Yukito Ayatsuji
ISBN: 1-5085-0373-7 / 978-1-5085-0373-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Decagon House Murders
Author(s): Yukito Ayatsuji
Publisher: Locked Room International
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA