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Reasoning of Mikeneko Holmes
The First Appearance of Japanese Female Holmes
Date:30, Jul, 2013
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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This 2013 is 35th anniversary year of Mikeneko Holmes (Holmes, the Tortoiseshell Cat) series by Akagawa Jiro. He has carried on the crime novel series from 1978 and it has sold over 300,000,000 copies. The cat has reached to the region no Japanese authors have ever explored.

Katayama Yoshitaro is a single guy of 29 years old who belongs to the crime squad 1 of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. With his house cat named Holmes, he faces a lot of difficult cases and tries to solve the puzzles in the series.


Reasoning of Mikeneko Holmes
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So long as that is the series, after all you must read the first volume; Reasoning of Mikeneko Holmes published in 1978.

There is a reason. Although it is very famous that his novels are easy to read, the first is exactly out of ordinary. Namely, that includes mysteries at which deep crime novels fans cannot suppress a grunt of admiration.

Katayama always keeps Holmes, his female tortoiseshell cat. On the spot, she takes strange action just like leading him to the goal of the labyrinth. But she had not originally belonged to him. Reasoning of Mikeneko Holmes tells us a story about the first contact of them.

As Akagawa Jiro said he had never thought about the serializing at first, the crime story tastes so dense and still gives fun of ratiocination to the readers so purely. It is one of good whodunits.

It is also popular Akagawa Jiro faithfully raises and visits tombs for the characters dead within his fictions. Summer, it is the season to see the grave. Following his spirit, we must duly visit our forefathers. On the way, how about reading Reasoning of Mikeneko Holmes?


about Reasoning of Mikeneko Holmes

・Written by Akagawa Jiro
・Published by Kobunsha Co., Ltd. (1978)






 

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