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The Village of Eight Graves

The Village of Eight Graves

  • Author: Seishi Yokomizo, Bryan Karetnyk
  • Publisher: Pushkin Press
  • ISBN: 9781782277453
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Nestled deep in the mist-shrouded mountains, The Village of Eight Graves takes its name from a bloody legend: in the Sixteenth Century eight samurais, who had taken refuge there along with a secret treasure, were murdered by the inhabitants, bringing a terrible curse down upon their village.

When young Tatsuya arrives from city to claim a mysterious inheritance, death follows close behind. After a series of gruesome poisonings, the villagers, suspicion quickly falls on the newcomers. With the help of the famous Kosuke Kindaichi,  Tatsuya must race to uncover the murderer and save his own life before the inhabitams of Eight Graves the justice into their own hands.

Watch translator Bryan Karetnyk in conversation with Sumana Mukherjee here:


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