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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 in1970. He died in 1992.

Books by Seicho Matsumoto

Tokyo Express

An unputdownable detective novel from Seicho Matsumoto, Japan's master of mystery

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