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Inspector Imanishi Investigates Book Review Summary

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Tokyo Police Inspector Eitaro Imanishi is called upon to solve the mysterious death of an unknown middle-aged man who turns out to be a kindly retired police officer of a rural state. Ahead, the challenges are many, for the suspected murderer is an artist with famous contacts, and who is about to make a power grab by marrying a cabinet minister's daughter... Will Imanishi unmask him before time runs out?

Set in the early 60's, it shows dating, but it still a great read for those who woul like to see what aspects of Japanese society have endured to the present.
This report prepared by Sergio Mendoza








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Special suspect?    -   best friend Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   life in that culture Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan Forest?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, dangerous (like New York) Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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