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By Gin Jones

Helen Binney projected a robust snapshot because the former governor's spouse, and she's now not approximately to permit a bit factor like disorder strength her into doing something much less now. whereas her pushy nieces imagine she's at death's door, her good-looking attorney buddy thinks she's a scorching magnet for trouble...and her new gal-pals imagine she's an excellent novice detective!

When these new gals supply her an engaging venture, Helen can't refuse proving her usefulness to the nay-sayers in her lifestyles. She fast dives into investigating the disappearance of a member in their charitable knitting staff. but if the yarn path results in a husband in denial, a mystery checking account, and a shallow grave, it's transparent that somebody else sees Helen in one more unflattering gentle: as a probability that should be completely neutralized! If Helen can retain her wits approximately her, she are able to untangle herself from one sticky scenario, and trap a killer within the strategy.

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The speed and quantity of Japanese translations of Western detective fiction in the interwar period were such that it was easy for Ranpo— or any other committed aficionados—to monitor the latest developments in the genre from afar. The facility with which Japanese authors could access translations seems to fuel the fallacy of direct influence and devalue their creative production. The abundance of translations can also be understood as both proof of the cultural globalization in progress in this era and a means through which detective fiction authors could acquire the common cultural capital of the genre.

In these reports, the modernologists’ conduct overtly resembles that of detectives or tails in contemporary detective fiction.

The Fallacy of Direct Influence: Ranpo, Christie, and Hammett Some examples found within detective fiction, Western and Japanese, question the myth of direct influence in that occasionally what 20 Introduction appears to be the result of direct influence is in fact the consequence of the permutation of similar generic rules. One example of this would be Edogawa Ranpo’s “Nisen dōka” (Two-Sen Copper Coin; 1923) and Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926). , through the deceitful narrator and the absence of resolution).

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