The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji

The Decagon House Murders

Yukito Ayatsuji with Ho-Ling Wong (Translator), Sōji Shimada (Contributor)

fiction mystery dark mysterious medium-paced

228 pages | first published 1987

Description

Students from a university mystery club decide to visit an island which was the site of a grisly multiple murder the year before. Predictably, they get picked off one by one by an unseen murderer. Is there a madman on the loose? What connection is...
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Moods

mysterious 97%
dark 69%
tense 64%
adventurous 26%
challenging 12%
emotional 7%
sad 5%
reflective 3%

Pace

medium 56%
fast 38%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 77% | A mix: 18% | Character: 3%

Strong character development?

No: 79% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 2% | Yes: 2%

Loveable characters?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 33% | Yes: 11% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 51% | Yes: 27% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 44% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.86