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The Tattoo Murder Case
The Tattoo Murder Case | Akimitsu Takagi
6 posts | 3 read | 2 to read
Kinue Nomura survived World War II only to be murdered in Tokyo, her severed limbs discovered in a room locked from the inside. Gone is the part of her that bore one of the most beautiful full-body tattoos ever rendered. Kenzo Matsushita, a young doctor who was first to discover the crime scene, feels compelled to assist his detective brother, who is in charge of the case. But Kenzo has a secret: he was Kinue’s lover, and soon his involvement in the investigation becomes as twisted and complex as the writhing snakes that once adorned Kinue’s torso. The Tattoo Murder Case was originally published in 1948; this is the first English translation. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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arubabookwoman
The Tattoo Murder Case | Akimitsu Takagi
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Do you think the dialogue in this otherwise enjoyable Japanese crime novel is a bit stilted?

BarbaraBB I don‘t know but I have that feeling too sometimes when reading translated Japanese novels. 3mo
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meltedsquirrel
The Tattoo Murder Case | Akimitsu Takagi
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I can attest that this is an accurate description of lunchtime sounds.

LeahBergen Yum. 3y
Suet624 😂😂😂😂 3y
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meltedsquirrel
The Tattoo Murder Case | Akimitsu Takagi
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Trying to stay off the internet during my lunch break because it only leads to uneasiness about everything. So Japanese mystery it is.

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DiruVamp
The Tattoo Murder Case | Akimitsu Takagi

It's hard to believe a book about tattoos set in Japan wouldn't be a slam dunk for me but 11 (very short) chapters in and I'm bored. I have no connection to the characters yet and am struggling. With so many books on my TBR I'm not sure if I should read on or shelve it for later.

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DiruVamp
The Tattoo Murder Case | Akimitsu Takagi
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#funphotofriday these are my go to bookmarks. The first being one of only two actual bookmarks I own. The second is a sticker from probably my favorite clothing company and the third is an insert that was in a CD from a Japanese metal band I listen to.

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thebloblife
The Tattoo Murder Case | Akimitsu Takagi
Mehso-so

Interesting and enjoyable but very much a titillation piece for tone.