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The Master Key

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The K Apartments for Ladies are occupied by over a hundred unmarried women, once young and lively, now grown and old – and in some cases, evil. Their residence conceals a secret, a secret connecting the unsolved kidnapping in 1951 of four-year-old George Kraft to the clandestine burial of a child’s body in the basement bath-house. So, when news comes that the building must be moved to make way for a road-building project, more than one tenant waits with apprehension for the grisly revelation that will follow. Then the master key is lost, stolen and re-stolen, and suddenly no-one feels safe.

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The prize-winning debut mystery from one of Japan’s best-loved crime writers

The K Apartments for Ladies are occupied by over one hundred unmarried women, once young and lively, now grown and old-and in some cases, evil.

Their residence conceals a secret connecting the unsolved 1951 kidnapping of four-year-old George Kraft to the clandestine burial of a child’s body in the basement bath-house. So, when news comes that the building must be moved to make way for a road-building project, more than one tenant waits with apprehension for the grisly revelation that will follow. Then the master key is lost, stolen and re-stolen-and suddenly no-one feels safe.

Fiendish intrigue, double identity and an ingenious plot make this a thriller worthy of comparison with the work of P.D. James.

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Weight 0.17 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

192

Language

English

Edition

|Reprint

Dewey

895.635 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K