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The Kindaichi Case Files, Vol. 17: The Undying Butterflies (The Kindaichi Case Files #17)

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The Undying Butterfly is a rediscovered species that's made its discoverer very famous. It's also inspired a murderer, who leaves his victims pinned like butterflies! Can Kindaichi stop a killer so cold-hearted that a child becomes one of his targets?
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 13th 2008 by TokyoPop (first published 2000)
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Chibineko
This volume marks an especially dark turn to the Kindaichi mysteries, which is made even more apparent by it's lighthearted opening. While all of the previous volumes had their share of the three M's (murder, mayhem, and menace), they all shared a relatively campy feel that comes with many mystery novels. This is not a bad thing, mind you. However, if the previous volumes were the first few baby steps of the series, then this is the series in it's prime.

In this volume we see Kindaichi and Miyuk
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Christiane
I have read all 17 of this series and I admit I was getting a little bit jaded (really, how many times can you put the young detective and his friends into a situation where they stumble upon a series of gruesome murders?). The Undying Butterflies though restored my faith! The premise made sense, the deaths were chillingly macabre and the killer's motivation logical. It's worth reading the first 1/2 dozen or so then skipping straight on to this one if you haven't already waded through the whole ...more
Kate
Dec 09, 2013 Kate rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Nice return to a previous character; and man did this series get creepy the further in it went.
Desiree
wow i think this was the most interesting Kindachi Case Files yet !
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Yōzaburō Kanari (金成 陽三郎) is a Japanese manga story writer, best known for creating the Kindaichi Case Files series.

He made his debut in 1991 with manga Chōzunō Silver Wolf (illustrated by Masashi Asaki).
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