Seishi Yokomizo

Seishi Yokomizo

Seishi Yokomizo was born in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan on May 24th, 1902 and passed away at the age of 79 on December 28th, 1981.

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Seishi Yokomizo Stats: The highest rated book by Seishi Yokomizo on Book Notification is The Honjin Murders, the first novel in the Detective Kosuke Kindaichi series.

The most read book by Seishi Yokomizo on Book Notification is The Honjin Murders, the first novel in the Detective Kosuke Kindaichi series. The second most read book is The Devil’s Flute Murders (Detective Kosuke Kindaichi #5).

Below is a complete list of Seishi Yokomizo books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Seishi Yokomizo is the Detective Kosuke Kindaichi Series.

List of Detective Kosuke Kindaichi Books in Publication Order

Seishi Yokomizo: Biography

Seishi Yokomizo was born on May 24th, 1902. Seishi passed away December 28th, 1981 at 79 years old. Seishi Yokomizo was born in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. Yokomizo attended Osaka Pharmaceutical College where he received a pharmacy degree.

Seishi Yokomizo was the author of the Detective Kosuke Kindaichi series which consists of 6 novels. The Detective Kosuke Kindaichi series started in 1946 with the novel The Honjin Murders. The most recently released novel in the Detective Kosuke Kindaichi series was The Devil’s Flute Murders which was released in 2023. There is an upcoming novel for the Detective Kosuke Kindaichi series entitled The Little Sparrow Murders which is being released on September 3rd, 2024.

Yokomizo has one of the world's most richest literary prizes named after him. The Yokomizo Seishi Prize was established in 1980 by the publisher Kadokawa Shoten and the Tokyo Broadcasting System. The winner receives ¥10,000,000 (roughly $72,000 USD) and a statue of his character Kosuke Kindaichi.

Seishi Yokomizo: TV/Movies Based on Books

His novel The Inugami Clan was adapted to film twice by director Kon Ichikawa - The Inugami Family (1976) and its remake The Inugamis (2006).

Other film adaptations of Yokomizo's work include Three-Fingered Detective (1947), Island of Horrors (1949) (from Gokumon Island), Ghost Man (1954), Casebooks of Dandy Sashichi: Blind Wolf (1955), The Vampire Moth (1956), Three-Headed Tower (1956), The Fiery Magistrate (1956), Casebooks of Dandy Sashichi: Naked Princess and Mysterious Bear Man (1959), Devil's Nursery Rhyme (1961), Death at an Old Mansion (1975), Lullaby to Kill (1977), Island of Hell (1977), Village of Eight Gravestones (1977), Queen Bee (1978), The House of Hanging (1979), The Adventures of Kosuke Kindaichi (1979), Island of the Evil Spirits (1981), In the Cellar (1981), The 8-Tomb Village (1996), Kindachi Kosuke: The Queen Bee (2006), Prison Gate Island (2016), and more.

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  5. Frank Herbert, author of the Dune Series.

Seishi Yokomizo: F.A.Q

When was Seishi Yokomizo Born?

Seishi Yokomizo was born on May 24th, 1902.

When did Seishi Yokomizo die?

Seishi Yokomizo died on December 28th, 1981 at 79 years old.

Where was Seishi Yokomizo Born?

Seishi Yokomizo was born in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan.

What was the first book Seishi Yokomizo wrote?

The first book written by Seishi Yokomizo was The Honjin Murders, published in 1946.

What was the most recent book Seishi Yokomizo wrote?

His most recently released work was The Devil’s Flute Murders on July 4th, 2023.

How many books has Seishi Yokomizo written?

Seishi Yokomizo has written 6 books. All of his books are in the Detective Kosuke Kindaichi Series.

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