Synopses & Reviews
Miss Kinue Nomura survived World War II only to be murdered in Tokyo, her severed limbs left behind. Gone is that part of her that bore one of the most beautiful full-body tattoos ever rendered by her late father. Kenzo Matsushita, a young doctor, must assist his detective brother who is in charge of the case, because he was Kinue's secret lover and the first person on the murder scene.
The Tattoo Murder Case was originally published in 1948; this is the first English translation.
Written by one of Japan's most popular mystery novelists in 1949 and winner of the Mystery Writers Club Award, this elegant, engaging book is set against the backdrop of the illicit and sensuous art of full-body tattoos.
About the Author
Akimitsu Takagi was born in 1920 and graduated from Kyoto University. His first job was as an engineer for the Nakajima Aircraft Company. He won the Japan Mystery Writers Club Award and wrote fifteen popular mysteries.