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  • Published: 4 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9781934287026
  • Imprint: Vertical Inc
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $24.99

Pro Bono



When Kiriko Yanagida first came to Otsuka's law offices, she had only a familial conviction of her brother's innocence despite his confessing to the murder. To the high-profile (and high priced) lawyer Otsuka, this small-town girl's belief was nothing more than naive hope, so he sent her away, advising her to find a local lawyer or something. Now, Kiriko plots to avenge her brother -- entirely pro bono.

  • Published: 4 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9781934287026
  • Imprint: Vertical Inc
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Seicho Matsumoto

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.

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Praise for Pro Bono

"A master crime writer...Seicho Matsumoto's thrillers teach Japanese strategy!"--The New York Times Book Review "Seicho Matsumoto combines the prolific output of a Rex Stout with the literary qualities of Elmore Leonard."--San Francisco Chronicle

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