The Master Key by Masako Togawa Part Three

We discuss chapter 8 and the epilogue of Masako Togawa’s ‘The Master Key’. This back-loaded mystery closes out with spectacular fashion, the culprit revealed, the various sub-plots untangled and almost all your questions answered. How well does this approach suit the work, and does it fit in to our normal cat-and-mouse game? With such a heavy focus on motherhood and the expectations placed on women, it’s undoubtedly a worthwhile read to shake up the normal fare of the Japanese mystery field. We’re also delighted to be joined by Caroline Crampton from the Shedunnit podcast to talk about her recent episode on Honkaku mysteries, how the show came to be, and a retrospective on our arch nemesis, The Floating Admiral.
Check out Part One and Part Two here!

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