Search Results: "Sadako Mizuguchi"


BOOK REVIEW

THE INFORMER by Akimitsu Takagi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 1999

"Before murder spoils everything, though, Takagi (The Tattoo Murder Case, 1998) achieves some of the brilliantly brutal effect of a more polite David Mamet."
Having already failed at both his stockbroking job (he got caught covering his speculations with clients' money) and his own firm, Shigeo Segawa doesn't expect much from his next job. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HONEYMOON TO NOWHERE by Akimitsu Takagi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 1999

"Here, Etsuko Ogata overcomes her family's many objections to her marrying the unsuitable Yoshihiro Tsukamoto—only to have her bridegroom disappear on the first night of their honeymoon and turn up dead the next morning."
Honeymoon To Nowhere ($12.00 paper; Jun. 10; 288 pp.; 1-56947-154-1): The first US trade edition of the 1965 novel by Takagi (The Informer, above, etc.), previously published in mass-market paper in 1977. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TATTOO MURDER CASE by Akimitsu Takagi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 1998

"More, please."
If the title sounds like S.S. Van Dine gone Japanese, it should: This first English translation of Takagi's 1947 novel (first of a series starring his improbable Boy Genius, forensic medical student Kyosuke Kamizu) has all the mind-boggling braininess and dazzling artifice of mystery's Golden Age, spiced with voyeuristic close-ups of a dying art in which postwar Japan remains supreme: full-body tattoos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

"Such bureaucratic language does little to explain the human dimension of these crises, and Ogata's book is bloody but rather bloodless. Still, it makes a useful insider account of the complex politics of humanitarian enterprise."
The former United Nations high commissioner for refugees looks back on a decade's work. Read full book review >