|Title||:||Nōmen Satsujin Jiken: Chōhen Suiri Shōsetsu|
|Number of Pages||:||415 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Nōmen Satsujin Jiken: Chōhen Suiri Shōsetsu Reviews
Note: this Chinese translation of Akimitsu Takagi's The Noh Mask Murder Case is a really old version, looks like the novel hasn't been given a re-print since 1999.It's an enjoyable, effective murder mystery, and the final revealing of the murderer's true identity is really shocking; but after reading the story, my mother had criticized the book for being a rip-off of S.S. Van Dine's The Greene Murder Case, and I do agree that Mr. Takagi must be heavily influenced by Mr. Van Dine's novels because the influence shows throughout the story and there're a lot of S.S. Van Dine reference and quotes in the book. ^__^;;;
After reading 50 pages of this story, I suddenly realized I had once read it before.........I'd just totally forgotten everything that happens in the story. LOLThe Noh Mask Murder Case is a neatly written locked room murder mystery, taking a lot of reference to S. S. Van Dine's The Greene Murder Case, I like how the murder mystery is explained in the end, I also like the twisted, terrible history of this family, plus the writing is nice too. Still, as a whole this novel doesn't outshine Mr. Takagi's first book: The Tattoo Murder Case in the creation of the haunting atmosphere and unique murder mystery.