Seichō Matsumoto was a Japanese writer. Seichō’s works created a new tradition of Japanese . Points and Lines (original title: Ten to Sen); Inspector Imanishi Investigates (original title: Suna no Utsuwa); Pro Bono (original title: Kiri no Hata), . Inspector Imanishi Investigates. Seicho Matsumoto, Author, Beth Cary, Translator Soho Press $ (0p) ISBN Inspector Imanishi Investigates. Paul Estaver, Author, Seicho Matsumoto, Author Soho Press $ (p) ISBN

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Why did a bar girl leave for home right after Imanishi investiagtes to her? By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. He was also interested in archeology and Ancient history. Nov 14, Bill rated it really liked it Shelves: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Stumbling onto mianishi Japanese film based on the book made it more so. Please leave your comment here Cancel reply Enter your comment here Please try again later. Since then, his fiction has been compared with that of Georges Simenon.

Great read that keeps the reader’s interest piqued. This is one of Soho Press’s fine series of international crime fiction.

A murder victim found on the train tracks in late 20th century Tokyo remains unidentified for the longest time, until a bumpkin from the hinterland surfaces to identify him. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Sep 10, John Owen rated it liked it. A person or a place? This is far better than his short stories, IMHO.

Inspector Imanishi Investigates

Through the writing, I come to know what the daily life of the Japanese s working class was like. I think this is one two main reasons why I read any mystery series, to be invited to ho I’ve never read a Japanese mystery novel before and within the first few pages, I knew I will want to read more.

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The only clues are from a cheap bar where the victim and a mysterious younger man were seen. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Unlike Christie or Conan Doyle, Matsumoto balances this surrealism with a realism that is amazingly detailed and believable. As if 30 different people, with not a one getting to 60 is “norm”. Download my starter library for free here – http: So I’d say in terms of pacing and story arc the book is a bit of a mess. Women have their completely traditional gender “roles” here. I absolutely loved this story.

Not easy to follow and with so much repetition to a particular fact the bloody shirt not working on a train or any public exposure method being one of those that was mentioned at least 50 times or to a physical description? I also like the pair of police officers are no Godlike Detectives, they are imanisbi even outstandingly smart, they are only a pair of ordinary cops who solve their cases with a lot of hard work, careful observation and patience.

But Imanishi is dissatisfied, and a series of coincidences lead him back to the case. Read more Read less. A very nice read.

Inspector Imanishi Investigates (Seicho Matsumoto) – review

Translation is a difficult thing. I’m not sure this Inspector Imanishi has a series, or if many books are translated, but I wish I could read more. One criticism, two suspects live conveniently and unbelievably close to the inspector for no reason other than plotting.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. And here I am, a reader who is stuck with only the 26 letters that I connote well. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. There’s the lovely ritual of exchanging name cards, there is the formal methods of addressing each other, there is even a formal courtesy to Imanishi’s relationship with his wife which just appealed immensely.


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Jun 30, Elaine rated it it was amazing. Points and Lines Japan’s Mystery Writers. Only two clues investigatees Otherwise, I liked the story. Mar 30, Ram Kaushik rated it really liked it Shelves: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Matsumoto’s works created a new tradition of Japanese crime fiction. Rather than provide any form of dating for the book, it simply placed it formally in another culture – a culture considerably different from imamishi. The method of the later murders is quite inventive, even unique, but plausible. He made his ideas public in his fiction and in many essays.

Eventually this leads him to a group of high-profile avant-garde artists, invetsigates and critics, one of whom is hiding a secret. In particular, his works often reflect a wider social context and postwar nihilism that expanded the scope and further darkened the atmosphere of the genre. Amazon Giveaway allows you knspector run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

See and discover other items: His official foray into literature occurred in when Shukan Asahi magazine hosted a fiction contest. Soho Press, []. Jun 12, Marina Kahn rated it really liked it.