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The Body Wore Brocade (Tetsuo Otani #13)

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"Melville's strength lies in creating complex and beguiling characters and...he's never been better."
THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE
Wandering among New Year's revelers, Superintendent Otani is shot in the back. By strange coincidence, the Noh performer he had been watching earlier in the day is later found strangled in his luxurious home, clad in full Noh costume. The crime ri
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Hardcover, 174 pages
Published 1992 by Little, Brown & Company
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Kyrie
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As far as I know this one is the last of his Otani mysteries. It's the only one I've read that is done with Otani as the narrator. And since Otani is semi-retired at the time, I can only assume it's the last.

It deals with a Noh enthusiast who is murdered in his home. Before that, Otani is himself shot. The nephew of the Noh man is also the witness to Otani's shooting. How the two cases tie together along with political activists arguing over a school teachers union convention make for an interes
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Roy Peter Martin is an English author who has written under the pseudonyms James Melville and Hampton Charles.

James Melville was born in London in 1931 and educated in North London. He read philosophy at Birkbeck College before being conscripted into the RAF, then took up school-teaching and adult education. Most of his subsequent career has been spent overseas in cultural diplomacy and educationa
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