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Paperback, 358 pages
Published January 25th 2012 by 集英社
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If you wanted to know more about the in-jokes from within the publishing industry, this book is for you! You guessed it! It's one of those 'Ha-ha-ha' books that makes fun of novelists, editors and the publishers! And all is in good fun!

I almost wanted to give this book 3 stars due to the lack of depth in those stories, but the entertainment value is undeniably huge so I upgraded it into 3.8 stars.

PS: although it is still sad to know even in a country such as Japan, which is known for its strong
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Not related to detective stories nor mysterious stories, this book is about publishing business as well as writers. 12 seemingly unrelated yet connected stories will let you know more about the field whilst giving you a bit of chuckles.
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Keigo Higashino (東野 圭吾) is one of the most popular and biggest selling fiction authors in Japan—as well known as James Patterson, Dean Koontz or Tom Clancy are in the USA.

Born in Osaka, he started writing novels while still working as an engineer at Nippon Denso Co. (presently DENSO). He won the Edogawa Rampo Prize, which is awarded annually to the finest mystery work, in 1985 for the novel Hōkago

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