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N of action in the amateur detective an eccentric twenty something of little means with disheveled hair and a shabby kimono The Akechi who appears in this volume is Early Cases of eBook #8608 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 m. 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

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The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro

Akechi Kogoro Cases of PDF #9734 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 The Early Kindle 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 ma. 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 s

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Ake further use of the character 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 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」. Although the early writings of Hirai Tar 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 as the story unfolded it is possible to figure out who the perpetrator is based on presented evidence although the motives behind the crimes remain mostly impenetrable until the final reveal The language is a bit dated and at times bordering on


10 thoughts on “The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro

  1. says:

    The most famous fictional detective in Japan is by far Akechi Kogoro A Sherlock Holmes but with a darker edge due to the narratives of its writer Edogawa Rampo A true master of crime fiction that mixes with grotesue horror and perverse sexuality Pulp writing doesn't get better than this collection of early tales with Kog

  2. says:

    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 c

  3. says:

    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

  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 novelstori

  5. says:

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

  6. says:

    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 bell

  7. says:

    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

  8. says:

    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

  9. says:

    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 themselv

  10. says:

    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

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