"Seishi Yokomizo took a pinch of John Dickson Carr and a dash of Agatha Christie in creating Kosuke Kindaichi, solver of impossible crimes... Kosuke's arrival [on Gokumon Island] coincides with a string of bizarre and gruesome murders. As deaths mount, the quirky, endearing detective strings together the clues to solve this fiendish puzzle"–Sarah Weinman, The New York Times
*One of the best mystery, thriller, and true crime books out in June* –Bookriot
"This fiendish mystery... will appeal to all lovers of the Golden Age of crime fiction"
–Pick of the Week, The Times and Sunday Times Crime Club
"A fascinating insight into Japanese culture and behaviour more than 70 years ago"
"An exceptional whodunit... The brilliant and intricate plot will keep readers turning the pages. Golden age fans will hope for more translations of this gifted author"
–Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Seishi Yokomizo was the king of the locked-room mystery, and there's nothing more cut off than an island."–CrimeReads.com
"A succession of grotesque murders has the endearingly dishevelled Kindaichi forever scratching his head... exposing family rivalries and ancient superstitions which defy outside interference. The truth, when it emerges, is as bizarre as it is chilling"