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    The most famous fictional detective in Japan is by far Akechi Kogoro A Sherlock Holmes but with a darker edge due

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    Four storiesThe Case of the Murder on D Hill 「D坂の殺人事件」The Black Hand Gang 「黒手組」The Ghost 「幽霊」The Dwarf 「一寸法師」I've written about Edogawa before see here in these four

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    A 4 story introduction to Akechi Kogoro the Japanese answer to Sherlock HolmesThanks to William Varteresian’s the book's English translator excellent preface it’s easy to get up to speed with the history and writing style of Edogawa Rampo; one of the most prolific and celebrated Japanese crime writers whose influence can still b

  4. says:

    One of the most interesting reads of this year for me is Edogawa Ranpo's The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro I'm not fond of detective novelstories yet I found Ranpo's writing intriguing despite it being translated it's still good

  5. says:

    My relationship with Edogawa Rampo is probably the best out of all the Japanese authors I have read so far He is

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    I need to expand my knowledge about sleuth fiction from Japan because I've only heard about Edogawa Rampo and I l

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    Although the early writings of Hirai Tarō are not as well written as some of his most famous stories I still thought they were uite enjoyable The main mystery The Dwarf features some really interesting plot twists while keeping all the clues available to the readers and part of the fun was to come up with my own theories

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    I'm glad I read Tales of Mystery Imagination first I don't know if its the translation or just that these are earlier works but they just don't have the wit and sophistication of his later stories They do have that little twist though Like others I found The Dwarf hard to get through Even though he is supposed to be a villain who happens to be a little person the depiction throughout is just hard to get through

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    These are interesting stories Akechi is hilarious he doesnt give a shit about justice or anything besides solving the mystery with on exception in the end of the Dwarf where he appears to show mercy towards a girl The crimes themselves are definitely grotesue Overall pretty comfy mystery stories with some hints of greatnes

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    Really enjoyed the first few short stories and when it came to the last one which is way longer than the others there was a considerable shift in pacing Nevertheless the build up payed off I loved the ending

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read & download · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Edogawa Rampo

Akechi Kogoro detective extraordinaire In Japan this is a name that fires the hearts and imaginations of readers young at heart Cool and sophisticated Akechi moves effortlessly through the world of Japan in the golden era between the wars defeating masterminds and saving the day He has been the hero of Japanese children for generations and starred in a host of moviesThe stories in this volume predate all of that; his secret origin if you will Readers familiar with the exploits of the great detective Akechi Kogoro might have some difficulty recognizing the impeccably dressed and universally respected man of action in th. A 4 story introduction to Akechi Kogoro the Japanese answer to Sherlock HolmesThanks to William Varteresian s the book s English translator excellent preface it s easy to get up to speed with the history and writing style of Edogawa Rampo one of the most prolific and celebrated Japanese crime writers whose influence can still be seen these days in various mystery novels films anime manga and tribute works In Akechi Kogoro he has created an iconic detective figure who is some curious mixture between an eccentric drifter a bookworm and a dandy geniusThe four stories selected here represent different natures of crime as well as different facets of Akechi s persona My individual takes The Case of the Murder on D Hill Akechi s first official case told from the perspective of a HastingsWatson style narrator It s a classic locked room scenario with some doses of meta fiction contradicting testimonies and Akechi s languid brilliance The meta is indeed strong here the narrator has direct conversation with the reader and discusses the situation with Akechi in genre savvy manner nearly breaking the fourth wall outright as they brought up Poe s The Murders in Rue Morgue and Doyle s The Adventure of the Speckled Band as points of comparisonIt s a decent case though I wish it were longer and has detailed description of the suspectsview spoilerThe whoddunit part is not that noteworthy but the whyddunit and howddunit are pretty surprising hinting at Rampo s lurid sensibility as it turns out that the murder is actually an accident where a sadomasochistic intercourse went horribly wrong hide spoiler

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The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro

Haracter but the positive reactions of Rampo's friends and colleagues prompted him to make Akechi a recurring protagonist in his detective fiction The first five Akechi mysteries 'The Case of the Murder on D Hill' 'The Psychological Test' 'The Black Hand Gang' 'The Ghost' and 'The Stalker in the Attic' were all published in the first half of 1925 as part of Rampo's first serial for Shin Seinen magazineAnd now they are available in English as well to delight a new audienceIncludesThe Case of the Murder on D Hill 「D坂の殺人事件」The Black Hand Gang 「黒手組」The Ghost 「幽霊」The Dwarf 「一寸法師?. These are interesting stories Akechi is hilarious he doesnt give a shit about justice or anything besides solving the mystery with on exception in the end of the Dwarf where he appears to show mercy towards a girl The crimes themselves are definitely grotesue Overall pretty comfy mystery stories with some hints of greatness

read & download · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Edogawa Rampo

E amateur detective an eccentric twenty something of little means with disheveled hair and a shabby kimono The Akechi who appears in this volume is a hobbyist in crime whose identity is not yet fixed either in the eyes of the reading public or in the mind of his creator Supporting characters such as Akechi's wife and his young assistant have not yet been introduced and the first confrontation between the great detective and the Fiend with Twenty Faces is still a decade awayRampo initially conceived of Akechi Kogoro only as a protagonist for 'The Case of the Murder on D Hill' never intending to make further use of the c. I need to expand my knowledge about sleuth fiction from Japan because I ve only heard about Edogawa Rampo and I love it so much so if you good people have recommendation about Japanese sleuth please do shareAnyway Akechi Kogoro rings two bells inside my head1 Kogoro Mouri the sleeping detective in comic book Detective Conan2 Inspector Akechi the handsome police detective in comic book Detective Kindaichi which is actually has better crime solving than those of Conan s but sadly less popular because of God knows why