The Tokyo Zodiac Murders

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The Tokyo Zodiac Murders
Author: Soji Shimada
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Kodansha Ltd.
Translations: French, English
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Country Languages Publisher Title ISBN Translator Affiliate Link
France French Rivages Tokyo Zodiac Murders 978-2743624828 Daniel Hadida
United States English IBC Publishing The Tokyo Zodiac Murders 978-4925080811 Ross and Shika MacKenzie
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The opening of this novel reveals the thoughts of a painter, Heikichi Umezawa. Spurred by his belief that he is possessed by Satan, his hallucinations and intentions are horrific and gruesome. He plans to sacrifice six beautiful young virgins before committing suicide, and to use a different body part from each to create the perfect woman. However, before he can commit his heinous deeds, he himself is murdered. Within a month of his death the six young women in his family are all found murdered, each with a body part missing. Interwoven with astrological signs and clues, this is a gripping and baffling mystery for famous astrologer-detective Kiyoshi Mitarai to solve.