The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji

The Decagon House Murders

Pushkin Vertigo

Yukito Ayatsuji with Hong-Li Wong (Translator)

fiction mystery dark mysterious medium-paced

288 pages | first published 1987

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A hugely enjoyable, page-turning murder mystery with one of the best and most-satisfying conclusions you'll ever read: clever enough that you're unlikely to guess it, but simple enough that you'll kick yourself when it's revealed. That's what has ...
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Moods

mysterious 97%
dark 66%
tense 62%
adventurous 28%
challenging 12%
emotional 7%
sad 5%
reflective 3%
funny 0%
lighthearted 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 57%
fast 37%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 80% | A mix: 16% | Character: 3%

Strong character development?

No: 82% | It's complicated: 12% | Yes: 2% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 49% | It's complicated: 32% | Yes: 10% | N/A: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 49% | Yes: 25% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 42% | No: 37% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.86