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Not The Edinburgh Tattoo

Advantages: Readable
Disadvantages: More American Than Japanese

...Akimitsu Takagi’s ”The Tattoo Murder Case” is a classic of Japanese detective fiction. First published in 1948 it depicts a Japan only just beginning to emerge from the destruction of World War Two but also, just as importantly, beginnin ...

JoePoirot 20.09.2004 · Read full review
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Just a little prick

Advantages: Interesting subject matter
Disadvantages: Lacked inspiration.

The inspiration for quite a lot of my reading material these days comes from Ciao. At present I have a list of nine books that I will get in thefuture and all of these have come from reading a review either on Ciao or Dooyoo. Certainly this has helped wi ...

atticusuk 04.03.2006 · Read full review
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Turning Japanese?

Advantages: A decent murder mystery
Disadvantages: The more formal writing style may take a little getting used to

...A friend of mine handed me a Christmas present one year, with the tag reading something like "knowing what you're interested in, you'll probably like this." It is the kind of present only a close friend could have chosen, combining as it does my vague bu ...

Soho_Black 14.11.2005 · Read full review
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A skinful of tattoos

Advantages: Thrilling story
Disadvantages: None really

...can't say I've ever been tempted to get a tattoo, but if I did, I would go for a Japanese or Chinese design, because of the intricacy and colours of the design. I also love crime fiction, so the idea of reading a murder mystery about a woman with tattoo ...

sunmeilan 30.11.2006 · Read full review
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Like people, the fish...

Advantages: Four for the price of one
Disadvantages: Not as deliciously convoluted as the novels, but distinctively Marlowe all the same

Some websites talk about Trouble Is My Business (1950) as being a collection of 12 of Chandler's short stories. I haven't been able to track down that edition. This review is of the 1989 Penguin edition, previewed by Karin Slaughter, which is a collect ...

hiker 30.12.2012 · Read full review
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