The Inugami Curse
by Seishi Yokomizo & Yumiko Yamazaki (translator)
The Inugami Curse is a detective novel by Seishi Yokomizo (1902-1981), one of the pioneers of the Japanese crime novel. The main character is the dishevelled private investigator Kosuke Kindaichi, who went on to feature in a total of 77 novels. The book has been adapted for television and film numerous times.
Our Five Books interview with Seishi Yokomizo’s grandson, On Nomoto, on the Best Japanese Crime Novels.
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