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Death on Gokumon Island

Summary: "A locked room murder mystery. Loosely inspired by Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, the brilliant Gokumon Island is perhaps the most highly regarded of all the great Seishi Yokomizo's classic Japanese mysteries. Detective Kosuke Kindaichi arrives on the remote Gokumon Island bearing tragic news--the son of one of the island's most important families has died, on a troop transport ship bringing him back home after the Second World War. But Kindaichi has not come merely as a messenger--with his last words, the dying man warned that his three step-sisters' lives would now be in danger. The scruffy detective is determined to get to the bottom of this mysterious prophesy, and to protect the three women if he can. As Kindaichi attempts to unravel the island's secrets, a series of gruesome murders begins. He investigates, but soon finds himself in mortal danger from both the unknown killer and the clannish locals, who resent this outsider meddling in their affairs." --

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781782277415
  • ISBN: 1782277412
  • Physical Description: print
    317 pages : map ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: London : Pushkin Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Original text © Seishi Yokomizo 1971, 1996. English translation © Louise Heal Kawai 2022. First published in Japan in 1971 by Kadokawa Corporation, Tokyo" -- verso.
Language Note:
Translated from the Japanese.
Subject: Kindaichi, Kōsuke (Fictitious character) Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
Stepsisters Fiction
Islands Fiction
Women Crimes against Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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