My son is finally dead.
Once, I was out of town on business, and bad news came. My house caught fire suddenly, and my wife and daughter were killed in the fire. The police named the son as a suspect. He was 14 at the time.
Before my son came of age, I went around wiping away his crimes. I disowned him as soon as he turned 18. And now he's dead.
"I'll take this investigation. From this moment on, I will take over your concerns."
About the author
Japanese writer whose works are rich in social criticism and reflection with warm care.
In 1987, he made his debut with "Neighbor's Crime" and won the 26th "ALL Reading" mystery Novel Newcomer Award that year. Since then, every publication of the work has been on the major book sales lists in Japan, and has won almost all the awards in the Japanese literary circle.
"The Whisper of Magic" won the 2nd Japan Mystery Novel Award; "Dragon Sleep" won the 45th Japan Mystery Writers Association Award; "Train" won the 6th Yamashiro Award; "Reason" won the 120th Naoki Award; The film of the same name won Japan's "Oscar" animation Award; "Copycat" won six awards including the 52nd Art Selection Award and the Minister of Education, Sports, Science and Technology Award; The Poison of the Unknown won the 41st Yoshikawa Eiji Literature Prize.