Review of The 8 Mansion Murders due out May 1

“One of the funniest and cleverest novels of its type to hit the English-language market in years.” Publishers Weekly, April 9 issue.

T8M was historically the third book in the shinhonkaku renaissance of Japanese Golden Age style detective fiction. Two impossible crossbow murders in an 8-shaped house, plus a “quasi-locked room” lecture worthy of Carr’s Dr. Fell. What more can one ask?

2018_4_9 T8M PW Review

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