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The Fiend with Twenty Faces [Paperback]

Rampo Edogawa , Ho-Ling Wong , Dan Luffey

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Book Description

March 15 2012

When 1930s Tokyo is threatened by a master thief who can disguise himself to look like anyone, and laughs at the law, the people of the city have nowhere else to turn but Japan's greatest detective, Akechi Kogoro. Unfortunately for Tokyo, however, Akechi Kogoro is off on overseas business, so it becomes the job of his 12-year old assistant, Kobayashi Yoshio, to track down the thief and desperately keep him at bay until his mentor returns.

In the spirit of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Baker Street Irregulars, a classic thriller by Edogawa Rampo, grand master of Japan's Golden Age of crime and mystery fiction. Filled with disguises, tricks, "A-ha!" moments, and spiced with a unique Japanese flair, it is sure to delight readers of all ages. Will Kobayashi's intrepid band of young detectives be able to outwit the nefarious fiend, or will Tokyo be forever at the mercy of the face-swapping phantom?

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: Kurodahan Press (March 15 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4902075369
  • ISBN-13: 978-4902075366
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 12.7 x 1.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,811,804 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic mystery, intrigue and humor April 19 2012
By Ellie Mae - Published on Amazon.com
Japanese mystery/thriller genre. Appropriate for all age groups, youth to adult. Delightful fast read that is hard to put down. Written as if author is personally telling you the story. Full of mystery, drama, peril with touch of humor in between the lines. Good role models, builds vocabulary in younger age set. Set in magical 1930's Tokyo complete with fun to pronounce Japanese names and places. Thoroughly enjoyed story, style, prose. Hope to read 2nd book in this series ASAP!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Fiend With Twenty Faces April 19 2012
By Judith Ernst - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an entertaining and fun mystery for teens and adults. The author brings the Intrepid Reader right into the story with his comments to the reader. It was hard to wait to see what happened next. Some translated books are hard to read and follow. This one is smoothly done and very easy to get involved in. This author has written more books in this series. I hope we can see #2 translated very soon!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Lacklustre Sept. 16 2013
By Zen - Published on Amazon.com
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I am normally a fan of detective/crime novels, thus when there were rave reviews on the works of Edogawa Rampo I was intrigued by it and felt compelled to read at least one novel. So this is the one I picked to read but I felt that compared to the other novels like Sherlock Holmes, the mysteries are more trivial and easy to deduce and the props that the boy detective has is just a way out of a pinch which the writer has written himself into.

As a whole I won't recommend it to adults who like detective novels (Sherlock Holmes is still way better). It might appeal to younger readers.

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