Japan Society Book Club: The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro by Edogawa Ranpo

he Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro presents four stories by Edogawa Ranpo’s recurring character, the great detective Akechi Kogoro. Akechi first appeared in the story ‘The Case of the Murder on D. Hill’ in January 1925 and Ranpo never intended to make further use of the character. However the positive reactions of friends and colleagues prompted him to make Akechi the protagonist of his detective fiction for a quarter of a century. Inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, this celebrated character has been the hero of Japanese children for generations, and starred in a host of movies. The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro also includes ‘The Black Hand Gang’, ‘The Ghost’ and ‘The Dwarf’.

Date: Monday 11 March 2019, 7.00pm
Venue: The Japan Society, 13 / 14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP

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