Seven Japanese mysteries featuring impossible crimes and unbreakable alibis. This may well be Locked Room International’s best short story collection yet.
By Takemaru Abiko First published: Japan, 1989 First English translation: Locked Room International, 2018 Like most shin honkaku, it's abstract and skeletal. No atmosphere; no sense of the wider world; and little story or plot complexity. The characters barely exist; they're not even plot functions, more names to fill up rooms in the 8 Mansion. … Continue reading The 8 Mansion Murders (Takemaru Abiko)