Genre: Traditional Folklore Mystery Horror
Author: Natsuhiko Kyogoku (1994)
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After Sekiguchi runs across a strange story he intends to publish for his supernatural-fueled tabloid, he soon finds it contains more horrific truth than he can wrap his head around. With the help of his clever and well-read friend Kyogokudo, he delves deeper and deeper into the mystery, a trajectory which will have him questioning his sanity, metaphysics and the overlap of Reality with the supernatural realm. This was the first novel by one of Japan's up and coming Mystery/Horror authors, Natsuhiko Kyogoku.