The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji

The Decagon House Murders

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 95%
dark 74%
tense 63%
adventurous 24%
challenging 12%
sad 7%
emotional 6%
reflective 3%

Pace

medium 53%
fast 40%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 75% | A mix: 17% | Character: 6%

Strong character development?

No: 74% | It's complicated: 16% | Yes: 6% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

No: 48% | It's complicated: 33% | Yes: 12% | N/A: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 51% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 45% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 3%

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3.86

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