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  • ISBN 13: 9781908524638
  • ISBN 10: 1908524634
  • Price: $14.95 / $18.50 CAN
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A Quiet Place

By (author) Seicho Matsumoto, Translated by Louise Heal Kawai

""A master crime writer . . . Seicho Matsumoto's thrillers dissect Japanese society.""—The New York Times Book Review<BR><BR>""A stellar psychological thriller with a surprising and immensely satisfying resolution that flows naturally from the book’s complex characterizations. Readers will agree that Matsumoto (1909–1992) deserves his reputation as Japan’s Georges Simenon.-Publishers Weekly<BR><br></I></P><p>While on a business trip to Kobe, Tsuneo Asai receives the news that his wife Eiko has died of a heart attack. Eiko had a heart condition so the news of her death wasn’t totally unexpected. But the circumstances of her demise left Tsuneo, a softly-spoken government bureaucrat, perplexed. How did it come about that his wife—who was shy and withdrawn, and only left their house twice a week to go to haiku meetings—ended up dead in a small shop in a shady Tokyo neighborhood?<br><BR>When Tsuneo goes to apologize to the boutique owner for the trouble caused by his wife’s death he discovers the villa Tachibana near by, a house known to be a meeting place for secret lovers. As he digs deeper into his wife's recent past, he must eventually conclude that she led a double life...<BR><BR> </p><p><B>Seicho Matsumoto </B>was Japan's most successful thriller writer. His first detective novel, <I>Points and Lines</I>, sold over a million copies in Japan. <I>Vessel of Sand</I>, published in English as <I>Inspector Imanishi Investigates </I>in 1989, sold over four million copies and became a movie box-office hit.<br>

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