The Chilling Search for a Missing Torso Leads to a Dark Erotic Secret; A gripping murder mystery in the style of S S Van Dine and John Dickson Carr; Kinue Nimora survived World War II only to be murdered in Tokyo, her severed limbs being all that is left behind when she is discovered in a locked bathroom. Gone is her torso which bore one of the most beautiful full-body tattoos ever created by her late father, a highly controversial artist. Kenzo Matsushita, a young doctor, must assist his detective brother who is in charge of the case, because he was Kinue's secret lover and the first person on the murder scene.
Akimitsu Takagi (1920-1995) graduated Tokyo University in engineering. After WWII a fortune teller predicted a career in writing. His work was immediately recognised and he became a best-selling author. His crime novels remain, to this day, among the most popular in Japan.