Japanese tales of mystery & imagination

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C. E. Tuttle Co., 1956 - Fiction - 222 pages
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Collected in this chilling volume are some of the famous Japanese mystery writer Edowaga RampoAEs best stories--bizarre and blood-curdling expeditions into the fantastic, the perverse, and the strange, in a marvelous homage to Rampo's literary "mentor," Edgar Allan Poe.

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The writing is calm and engaging. - Goodreads
The plot is straightforward. - Goodreads
The story has a wickedly twist ending. - Goodreads
The story has a twist ending. - Goodreads

Review: Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination

User Review  - Jorge Warneros - Goodreads

All of the stories in this book are very well crafted, most of them are amazing, full of plot twists and clever characters. In my opinion, some of them are a little boring, though. Read full review

Review: Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination

User Review  - Kathy Charles - Goodreads

I read this over a couple of nights and found it a wonderfully dark collection of stories. I didn't enjoy 'Caterpillar' at all but I found the others very good, particularly 'The Chair'. These stories ... Read full review

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About the author (1956)

Hirai Taro (1894 1965), much more familiar as Edogawa Rampo, was the first modern writer of mysteries in Japan. The author's pen name is derived from the Japanese pronunciation of Edgar Allen Poe. He was the author of novels, short stories, and studies of the mystery genre.