The Case of the Sharaku Murders

The Case of the Sharaku Murders

By Katsuhiko Takahashi
Translated by Ian MacDonald

When the body of Saga Atsushi, Japan’s preeminent connoisseur of ukiyo-e (woodblock prints), is pulled from the ocean off the coast of Tohoku, having apparently committed suicide, the shocked Japanese art world turns out to mourn his death.  But is there more to Saga’s death than meets the eye?

EPUB, 276 Pages

ISBN:9780857281456

September 2013

MOBIPOCKET, 276 Pages

ISBN:9780857281494

September 2013

  • About This Book
  • Reviews
  • Author Information
  • Series
  • Table of Contents
  • Links
  • Podcasts

About This Book

When the body of Saga Atsushi, Japan’s preeminent connoisseur of ukiyo-e (woodblock prints), is pulled from the ocean off the coast of Tohoku, having apparently committed suicide, the shocked Japanese art world turns out to mourn his death. Among them is Ryohei, an up-and-coming young ukiyo-e scholar and research assistant to Saga’s colleague-turned-rival, Professor Nishijima. But a chance encounter with an old friend makes Ryohei wonder if there might be more to Saga’s death than meets the eye…

Reviews

‘A rich experience for mystery readers who enjoy Japanese culture’ —Todd Shimoda, www.asianreviewofbooks.com

Author Information

Katsuhiko Takahashi is an award-winning Japanese novelist whose accolades include the Edogawa Rampo Prize for “Sharaku satsujin jiken” (The Case of the Sharaku Murders), the Yoshikawa Eiji Prize for New Writers for “Soumon dani” (The Soumon Valley), the Naoki Prize for “Akai kioku” (The Scarlet Memories) and the Yoshikawa Eiji Prize for Literature for “Ka en” (Flaming Rancour). He has also written works in a wide range of genres including action romance, historical fiction, horror and mystery.

Ian MacDonald is a prize-winning translator. He holds a PhD in Japanese from Stanford University and specializes in Edo-period art and literature.

Series

No series for this title.

Table of Contents

Links

No Podcasts for this title.

Latest Tweets

  • It's almost here! 'International Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence' edited by J. Mark Munoz & Alka Maurya. Fi… https://t.co/FeO3fbmueF

    - 13:17:18 on 18/09/2021
  • 'Ireland’s Great Famine, Britain’s Great Failure' by William H. A. Williams provides readers with a unique, in-dept… https://t.co/XM3FY8erGE

    - 13:17:18 on 17/09/2021
  • "This is a dazzling collection of essays, most of them published originally as book reviews. It deals with the natu… https://t.co/l5z8fDe1gg

    - 13:17:18 on 16/09/2021
  • RT @sandbergrlaw: Just submitted the manuscript to @AnthemPress of a short book which unexpectedly but delightfully feels like a cross betw…

    - 13:17:18 on 16/09/2021
  • Dr. Richard Lawler, Credited With First Organ Transplant, Honored In New Book https://t.co/Ks3hol7XT6

    - 13:17:18 on 15/09/2021
  • 'Democracy, Social Justice and the Role of Trade Unions' edited by Joo-Cheong Tham & Caroline Kelly has arrived! F… https://t.co/BKkXISCY9L

    - 13:17:18 on 14/09/2021
  • A lot happened in August and the cycle of information can be overwhelming. Anthem Press has curated 8 note-worthy a… https://t.co/zubosxyXGP

    - 13:17:18 on 13/09/2021
  • Out now: Intermediate SCAT Practice Tests, contains three full length verbal and quantitative mock tests to prepare… https://t.co/cSA1WFeUmy

    - 13:17:18 on 11/09/2021
  • RT @ronwestray: Recently published: Life In Reverse: Corollaries (Blog) @AnthemPress is supplementary to the title Life in Reverse by Ron W…

    - 13:17:18 on 11/09/2021
  • 'Spirituality for the Independent Thinker' by Richard Striner, is a companion and guide for individualists who resi… https://t.co/lkRIVpT3O7

    - 13:17:18 on 11/09/2021

Comodo SSL