Tokyo zodiac murders

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IBC Publishing , Tokyo, London
StatementSoji Shimada ; translated by Ross and Shika Mackenzie.
The Physical Object
Pagination251 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL22120381M
ISBN 104925080814

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The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada (translated by Ross MacKenzie) An artist is found murdered in a locked room and a note in his desk gives his plans for the creation of Azoth – a mystical figure - from the bodies of six women.

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I actually had Read More Book Review: The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Shimada Soji. The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada Published by: Pushkin Vertigo Fiction: Crime, Mystery Rating: 4/5 stars Book summary A bestselling and internationally-acclaimed masterpiece of the locked-room mystery genre.

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Overall, The Tokyo Zodiac Murders was a very excellently outlined story. And while I DID find the cheek at Sherlock Holmes a bit amusing (I've only read a few Sherlock stories), I also kind of found Kiyoshi's snub at famous fictional detectives a bit overmuch--like, I couldn't figure out if he was sincerely ignorant of the mentioned names while.

The Tokyo Zodiac Murders. Soji Shimada’s debut novel is divided into different sections. The first is a foreword in which the author challenges the reader to try and solve the murder mysteries themselves.

The author claims that every important clue will be included in the story and that none of the characters will have an unfair advantage.

The Tokyo Zodiac Murders Post by Bob Farmer» Sat pm Fans of locked room murders, Japan, astrology and a certain kind of two-dimensional puzzle should read Soji Shimada's, "The Tokyo Zodiac Murders.".

‘The Tokyo Zodiac Murders’ moves at a slow pace and is driven far more by plot than it is by the main characters which is very different from the psychological thriller genre I tend to prefer. However, it is an intricately constructed mystery which will particularly appeal to those who enjoy solving challenging puzzles.