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Murder in the Crooked House

(2019)
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The sequel to the acclaimed Tokyo Zodiac Murders – a fiendish locked room mystery from the Japanese master of the genre

The Crooked House sits on a snowbound cliff at the remote northern tip of Japan. A curious place to build a house, but even more curious is the house itself – a maze of sloping floors and strange staircases, full of bloodcurdling masks and uncanny dolls. When a guest is found murdered in seemingly impossible circumstances, the police are called. But they are unable to solve the puzzle, and more bizarre deaths follow.

Enter Kiyoshi Mitarai, the renowned sleuth. Surely if anyone can crack these cryptic murders it is him. But you have all the clues too - can you solve the mystery of the murders in The Crooked House first?

Born in 1948 in Hiroshima prefecture, Soji Shimada has been dubbed the 'God of Mystery' by international audiences. A novelist, essayist and short-story writer, he made his literary debut in 1981 with The Tokyo Zodiac Murders, which was shortlisted for the Edogawa Rampo Prize. Blending classical detective fiction with grisly violence and elements of the occult, he has gone on to publish several highly acclaimed series of mystery fiction. He is the author of 100+ works in total. In 2009 Shimada received the prestigious Japan Mystery Literature Award in recognition of his life's work.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Murder in the Crooked House: a classic locked room mystery (Pushkin Vertigo)
Author(s): Soji Shimada
ISBN: 1-78227-456-1 / 978-1-78227-456-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
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Kindle Editions

June 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Murder in the Crooked House (Pushkin Vertigo Book 24)
Author(s): Soji Shimada
Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
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January 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder in the Crooked House (Pushkin Vertigo Book 24)
Author(s): Soji Shimada
Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU