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Shizuko Natsuki

Japan (b.1938)

Shizuko Natsuki has enjoyed enormous success and popularity in Japan, publishing more than eighty books. Translations of several of her mysteries have brought her international recognition as a mystery writer. She was born in Tokyo in 1938. She graduated from Keio University with a degree in English. In 1973, she won the Mystery Writers of Japan Award for Johatsu (vanishing). In 1989, she was awarded the French Prix du Roman d'Aventure for La Promesse de l'ombre (The Third Lady).