The Village of Eight Graves

The Village of Eight Graves

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Nestled deep in the mist-shrouded mountains, The Village of Eight Graves takes its name from a bloody legend: in the sixteenth century eight samurai, who had taken refuge there along with a secret treasure, were murdered by the inhabitants, bringing a terrible curse down upon their village.

Centuries later a mysterious young man named Tatsuya arrives in town, bringing a spate of deadly poisonings in his wake. The inimitably scruffy and brilliant Kosuke Kindaichi investigates.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27.94mm | 249.48g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1782277455
  • 9781782277453
  • 2,199

Review quote

"Kosuke Kindaichi, the scruffy investigating detective, bears more than a passing resemblance to Columbo who made his TV debut in 1971 - which, coincidentally, is when this amusing novel was first published in Japan."
--The Sunday Times Crime Club (UK)

"This taut mystery provides an original variation on The Hound of the Baskervilles... Kosuke Kindaichi, Yokomizo's Columbo-like sleuth, arrives to sort through the tangled puzzle and provide a satisfying solution. Fans of gothic-tinged fair play will be enthralled"
-- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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About Seishi Yokomizo

Seishi Yokomizo (1902-81) was one of Japan's most famous and best-loved mystery writers. He was born in Kobe and spent his childhood reading detective stories, before beginning to write stories of his own, the first of which was published in 1921. He went on to become an extremely prolific and popular author, best known for his Kosuke Kindaichi series, which ran to 77 books, many of which were adapted for stage and television in Japan. The Honjin Murders, The Inugami Curse and Gokumon Island are also available from Pushkin Vertigo.
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Rating details

495 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 27% (133)
4 48% (237)
3 20% (100)
2 4% (21)
1 1% (4)
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