Seishi Yokomizo


Born
in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
May 24, 1902

Died
December 28, 1981

Genre


Seishi Yokomizo (横溝 正史) was a novelist in Shōwa period Japan.
Yokomizo was born in the city of Kobe, Hyōgo (兵庫県 神戸市). He read detective stories as a boy and in 1921, while employed by the Daiichi Bank, published his first story in the popular magazine "Shin Seinen" (新青年[New Youth]). He graduated from Osaka Pharmaceutical College (currently part of Osaka University) with a degree in pharmacy, and initially intended to take over his family's drug store even though sceptical of the contemporary ahistorical attitude towards drugs. However, drawn by his interest in literature, and the encouragement of Edogawa Rampo (江戸川 乱歩), he went to Tokyo instead, where he was hired by the Hakubunkan publishing company in 1926. After serving as editor in chief
...more

Average rating: 3.81 · 7,280 ratings · 1,100 reviews · 113 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Honjin Murders (Detecti...

by
3.70 avg rating — 3,185 ratings — published 1946 — 23 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Inugami Clan (Detective...

by
3.83 avg rating — 1,904 ratings — published 1972 — 26 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Gokumon-tō: La isla de las ...

by
3.82 avg rating — 308 ratings — published 1971 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Le Village aux Huit Tombes

by
3.95 avg rating — 267 ratings — published 1949 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
คินดะอิจิยอดนักสืบ 3 บทเพลง...

by
4.05 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 1973 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
La locanda del Gatto nero

by
3.29 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 1947 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
คินดะอิจิยอดนักสืบ 4 ร่างทร...

by
4.10 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 1976 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
คินดะอิจิยอดนักสืบ 26 สาวน้...

by
4.11 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1976 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
คินดะอิจิยอดนักสืบ 8 อย่าออ...

by
4.07 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 1973 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
คินดะอิจิยอดนักสืบ 6 เจดีย์...

by
4.09 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 1972 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Seishi Yokomizo…
“Ginzo inclined his head and, without uttering a single word, returned to his room in the main house. For a while he just stood there thinking, but eventually he uttered a single sentence: “That man’s lying.” With that, he opened his suitcase and took out a blank telegram. After a few moments, he began to write. KATSUKO DEAD. SEND KINDAICHI. He addressed it to his own wife, then set out for the K—town post office.”
Seishi Yokomizo, The Honjin Murders

“Вообще современная живопись была для Киндаити за пределами понимания. Но кое-какие вещи радовали ему глаз цветовой гаммой и, проведя здесь целый час, ему удалось, наконец, заставить себя забыть дело Хинодэ.”
Сэйси Ёкомидзо, Белое и Черное

“There was the whole collection of Arthur Conan Doyle, Maurice Leblanc’s Lupin series, and every translated work that the publishers Hakubunkan and Heibonsha had ever released. Then there was the Japanese section: it began with nineteenth-century novels by Ruiko Kuroiwa, and also featured Edogawa Ranpo, Fuboku Kozakai, Saburo Koga, Udaru Oshita, Takataro Kigi, Juza Unno, Mushitaro Oguri all crammed in together. And then as well as Japanese translations of Western novels, there were the original, untranslated works of Ellery Queen, Dickson Carr, Freeman Wills Crofts and Agatha Christie, etc. etc. etc. It was a magnificent sight: an entire library of detective novels.”
Seishi Yokomizo, The Honjin Murders

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Pick-a-Shelf: * July 36 46 Jul 09, 2017 05:28PM  
Pick-a-Shelf: Elvenn's Very Late ScatterShelves 7 9 Sep 17, 2017 06:14PM  
The Mystery, Crim...: Japanese Mysteries Suggestions 10 60 Dec 19, 2017 05:54PM  
Pick-a-Shelf: Elvenn's Bookopoly Thread 15 34 Nov 10, 2018 03:22PM  
Historical Myster...: * Around the Globe Book Suggestions 75 97 May 08, 2019 08:57AM  
Japanese Literature: Publishers of Japanese literature in English 12 72 Dec 26, 2019 10:39AM  
Japanese Literature: Upcoming Releases 166 464 Jan 21, 2020 11:34AM  
Around the Year i...: Jill's Sixth Year Challenge Plan. 2 51 Jan 28, 2020 01:26PM