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A Quiet Place
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bitter Lemon Pr
Publication date July 12, 2016
Pages 224
Binding Paperback
Edition Italian edition
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781908524638
ISBN-10 1908524634
Dimensions 1.13 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Original list price $14.95
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"A master crime writer . . . Seicho Matsumoto's thrillers dissect Japanese society."—The New York Times Book Review

"A stellar psychological thriller with a surprising and immensely satisfying resolution that flows naturally from the book’s complex characterizations. Readers will agree that Matsumoto (1909–1992) deserves his reputation as Japan’s Georges Simenon.-Publishers Weekly

While on a business trip to Kobe, Tsuneo Asai receives the news that his wife Eiko has died of a heart attack. Eiko had a heart condition so the news of her death wasn’t totally unexpected. But the circumstances of her demise left Tsuneo, a softly-spoken government bureaucrat, perplexed. How did it come about that his wife—who was shy and withdrawn, and only left their house twice a week to go to haiku meetings—ended up dead in a small shop in a shady Tokyo neighborhood?

When Tsuneo goes to apologize to the boutique owner for the trouble caused by his wife’s death he discovers the villa Tachibana near by, a house known to be a meeting place for secret lovers. As he digs deeper into his wife's recent past, he must eventually conclude that she led a double life...

Seicho Matsumoto was Japan's most successful thriller writer. His first detective novel, Points and Lines, sold over a million copies in Japan. Vessel of Sand, published in English as Inspector Imanishi Investigates in 1989, sold over four million copies and became a movie box-office hit.



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With Seicho Matsumoto | Italian edition edition from Bitter Lemon Pr (July 12, 2016)
9781908524638 | details & prices | 224 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.13 in. | List price $14.95
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