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The Resource The Aosawa murders, Riku Onda ; translated from the Japanese by Alison Watts

The Aosawa murders, Riku Onda ; translated from the Japanese by Alison Watts

Label
The Aosawa murders
Title
The Aosawa murders
Statement of responsibility
Riku Onda ; translated from the Japanese by Alison Watts
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
On a stormy summer day the Aosawas, owners of a prominent local hospital, host a large birthday party. The occasion turns into tragedy when 17 people die from cyanide in their drinks. The only surviving links to what might have happened are a cryptic verse that could be the killer's, and the physician's bewitching blind daughter, Hisako, the only person spared injury. But the youth who emerges as the prime suspect commits suicide that October, effectively sealing his guilt while consigning his motives to mystery. The police are convinced that Hisako had a role in the crime, as are many in the town, including the author of a bestselling book about the murders written a decade after the incident, who was herself a childhood friend of Hisako' and witness to the discovery of the murders. The truth is revealed through a skilful juggling of testimony by different voices: family members, witnesses and neighbours, police investigators and of course the mesmerizing Hisako herself
Member of
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • December 23, 2019
  • December 01, 2019
  • January 17, 2020
Citation source
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal
  • Kirkus Starred Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Onda, Riku
Dewey number
895.63/6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL874.N33
LC item number
E8413 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Watts, Alison
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass murder
  • Teenage girls
  • Blindness
  • Poisoning
  • Murder
  • Detective and mystery stories, Japanese
  • Japan
Label
The Aosawa murders, Riku Onda ; translated from the Japanese by Alison Watts
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in Japanese in 2005 as Eugenia by Kadokawa Corporation, Tokyo
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD20041045
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9781912242245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091585262
Label
The Aosawa murders, Riku Onda ; translated from the Japanese by Alison Watts
Publication
Note
First published in Japanese in 2005 as Eugenia by Kadokawa Corporation, Tokyo
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD20041045
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9781912242245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091585262

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