Book review: Holmes pastiche saved by Meiji era setting and intricate plotting

The narrative of A Scandal In Japan is built around an actual assassination attempt on the life of Russia's Tsarevich, the crown prince Nicholas Alexandrovich, when he was on a tour of Japan in 1891.
The narrative of A Scandal In Japan is built around an actual assassination attempt on the life of Russia's Tsarevich, the crown prince Nicholas Alexandrovich, when he was on a tour of Japan in 1891.PHOTO: VERTICAL

SHERLOCK HOLMES: A SCANDAL IN JAPAN

By Keisuke Matsuoka, translated by James Balzer

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