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Seicho Matsumoto

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Seicho Matsumoto was born in 1909 in Fukuoka, Japan. Self-educated, Matsumoto published his first book when he was forty years old and he quickly established himself as a master of crime fiction. His exploration of human psychology and Japanese post-war malaise, coupled with the creation of twisting, dark mysteries, made him one of the most acclaimed and best-selling writers in Japan. He received the prestigious Akutagawa Literary Prize in 1950 and the Kikuchi Kan Prize in 1970. He died in 1992.

Books by Seicho Matsumoto

Inspector Imanishi Investigates

A thrilling crime classic, from the bestselling author of Tokyo Express

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Tokyo Express

A perfectly plotted, cosy detective story from Seicho Matsumoto, Japan's master of mystery

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Pro Bono

Seicho Matsumoto is a renowned Akutagawa Prize-winning (prime Japanese literary honor) author in the American mystery community after successful publication of his Inspector Imanishi books (SOHO Press). Pro Bono is one of his more morally ambiguous works as it questions the meaning of justice.

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