cover image Inspector Imanishi Investigates

Inspector Imanishi Investigates

Seicho Matsumoto. Soho Press, $18.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-939149-28-5

The corpse of an unknown provincial is discovered under the rails of a train in a Tokyo station, and Detective Imanishi is assigned to the case. ``Matsumoto is reputed to be Japan's leading mystery writer; this 1961 work is proof that he is a first-rate novelist,'' judged PW. (Oct.)