The Inugami Curse by Seishi Yokomizo

The Inugami Curse

Pushkin Vertigo

Seishi Yokomizo with Yumiko Yamakazi (Translator)

fiction crime history mystery thriller mysterious slow-paced

320 pages


A fiendish classic murder mystery, from one of Japan's greatest crime writers, featuring the country's best-loved detective In 1940s Japan, the wealthy head of the Inugami clan dies, and his family eagerly await the reading of the will. But no soo...
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mysterious 93%
dark 60%
tense 40%
adventurous 33%
funny 26%
sad 20%
challenging 6%
lighthearted 6%
reflective 6%


medium 53%
fast 40%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 85% | A mix: 14%

Strong character development?

No: 83% | It's complicated: 16%

Loveable characters?

No: 72% | It's complicated: 18% | Yes: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 72% | It's complicated: 18% | Yes: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 58% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 8%

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