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Kinue Nomura, scion of a family of Japanese tattooers, is brutally murdered after World War II, and her torso, containing a very beautiful tattoo, goes missing. Kenzo Matsushita, a forensics specialist and brother of Tokyo Police Chief Detective Daiyu Matsushita, is the most interested in solving the case, for he loved Kinue in the last days of her life. Enter Kyosuke Kamizu - Kenzo's old college friend, a fellow forensics guy known as the "Boy Genius" for his very high IQ and who has a permanent hatred of criminals. When he steps up to the investigation, he and the others will be surprised at what they find out the real fate of Kinue Nomura was...
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This book is a page-turner - like the heroes, you will be surprised at who the real murderer and victim were!
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   Japanese Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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