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[[ Read Book ]] é The Inugami Clan Í In s Japan, the wealthy head of the Inugami Clan dies, setting off a chain of bizarre, gruesome murders Detective Kindaichi must unravel the clan s terrible secrets of forbidden liaisons, monstrous cruelty, and disguised identities to find the murdererSeishi Yokomizo is Japan s most popular mystery writer His novels have been made into numerous movies and television dramas in Japan Disappointing It was about as bad as your average Agatha Christie why s everyone sitting around waiting to be murdered The translation was a little weird We identify koto as zithers but then it s important that we identify zithers as koto and we just use both And there was a chapter where everyone kept being on a berm I mean, what s a berm Disappointing It was about as bad as your average Agatha Christie why s everyone sitting around waiting to be murdered The translation was a little weird We identify koto as zithers but then it s important that we identify zithers as koto and we just use both And there was a chapter where everyone kept being on a berm I mean, what s a berm The icy cold inscrutable impassive blindingly beautiful chillingly restrained woman at the heart of the mystery The diabolical vindictive teeth chattering spine tingling insane evil oh so evil string of gruesome horrible heartless vicious eye burning soul churning murders I really love adjectives in general, but sometimes there s a limit and this novel went waaay past that limit Anyway those poor filthy rich Inugamis, they have some unlucky luck with this mean spirited murderer running abo The icy cold inscrutable impassive blindingly beautiful chillingly restrained woman at the heart of the mystery The diabolical vindictive teeth chattering spine tingling insane evil oh so evil string of gruesome horrible heartless vicious eye burning soul churning murders I really love adjectives in general, but sometimes there s a limit and this novel went waaay past that limit Anyway those poor filthy rich Inugamis, they have some unlucky luck with this mean spirited murderer running about, killing off their heirs one by one, oh and some hapless lawyer too He probably shouldn t have messed about with the Inugami Clan because that s one bad to know clan, no matter how rich they are.This was okay It was fun, in its way Yokomizo has a calm, even dry style except for the over the top way the murders and especially his characters are described, often when they are all just sitting in a room talking and listening to each other In the novel s favor a satisfyingly bizarre answer to the murderous puzzles on display literally put on display.There were a couple things that I quite liked The gay stuff, because that was surprising And that one heir who wears a creepy mask designed to look like his own face That creepy mask sure was frightening, eerie, disturbing, sinister, weird, hair raising, menacing, threatening, unsettling, spooky, scary, freaky and just plain enter adjective here The Inugami Clan is probably one of Japanese detective novelist Seishi Yokomizo s most famous and widely adored detective novels, the novel has been adapted into movies for at least twice the first time done masterfully, but the second time of the adaptation was done horribly, by the same director Irony, the irony.Here s the outline of the story In the 1940s Japan, the wealthy patriarch of the Inugami Clan died due to old age, but the old man left behind a highly unusual or even bizarre last The Inugami Clan is probably one of Japanese detective novelist Seishi Yokomizo s most famous and widely adored detective novels, the novel has been adapted into movies for at least twice the first time done masterfully, but the second time of the adaptation was done horribly, by the same director Irony, the irony.Here s the outline of the story In the 1940s Japan, the wealthy patriarch of the Inugami Clan died due to old age, but the old man left behind a highly unusual or even bizarre last will In his last will, the head of the Inugami Clan revealed the new heir to be no other than an orphaned young woman who was adopted into the family her late grandfather was the old man s best friend and benefactor , instead of one of the old man s own flesh and blood e.g his daughters or grandsons.Also according to the last will, the beautiful young orphan must in turn decide who would become the next family leader by marrying a man from the Inugami direct bloodline one of the late patriarch s three grandsons Shortly after the will was announced, members of the Inugami Clan were being murdered one by one, and Detective Kindaichi must step in to investigate Once you open the book, you are in for a bloodcurdling, horrifying but intriguing ride through the many secrets of the Inugami Clan Inugami means god of dogs in Japanese and yes, it s a family name Reading this book may give you the feeling of reading a Gothic horror novel The murder mystery is masterfully crafted and revealed by the novelist and don t forget the murderer s many creative and strangely beautiful methods of killing the victims , and before we reach the ending, there re many schemes, deadly secrets, human dramas, love hate relationships among family members, conflicts and romance waiting for us to discover To sum up, I think this book is a finely written detective novel with a lot of good dramas and high value of entertainment Although it may not be Yokomizo s best of the best masterpiece most people think Hell Gate Isle is his best works , still it clearly is an outstanding and unforgettable novel 3.5 Net Galley Pushkin Press gave me a copy of this book to review Thank you very much I don t read a lot of Japanese literature, but that doesn t mean I m not a fan of it This book doesn t have the almost detached quality that other Japanese detective stories I ve read have This book after a slow start is lively, it is dramatic, with a large cast of characters that I found easy to keep track of.And most of these characters don t have any trouble speaking their mindDetective you have3.5 Net Galley Pushkin Press gave me a copy of this book to review Thank you very much I don t read a lot of Japanese literature, but that doesn t mean I m not a fan of it This book doesn t have the almost detached quality that other Japanese detective stories I ve read have This book after a slow start is lively, it is dramatic, with a large cast of characters that I found easy to keep track of.And most of these characters don t have any trouble speaking their mindDetective you have to arrest her You have to arrest her and put her to death Not just the regular death penalty that s not good enough for her I want her to hang by her heels, rip her to shreds, burn her till she s black, and pull out her hair, strand by strandUm it is fair to say that the Inugami family are not close.But they are vivid.I was finding the book a real page turner I thought I had guessed the murderer and in part I had but I still wanted to find out exact methods This book was a 4 read until the end Most drawn out and in the end boring ending since I read Dinner at Antoine s Common fault in twentieth century detective stories I believe this book was originally serialised in a magazine, so Yokomizo was probably trying to make sure that the readers hadn t forgotten important plot points