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Dear fellow visitors,

This is a site dedicated to Edogawa Rampo 江戸川乱歩 (1894-1965), the pioneer of Japanese detective fiction. Whether you are a Japanese history enthusiastic, a crime fiction lover, or just randomly come by, hope you will gain interesting insights and, ideally, want to read Rampo's stories! (I have compiled a list of recommended reads here)

Here you can find timelines, book lists, secondary sources and short pieces of writing to help you contextualize and familiarize with the historical period (early to mid-20th century), representative writers of detective fiction (both Western and Japanese),  the literary circles and key debates surrounding detective fiction.

The site is still under construction, and new materials will be added later on.
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