Taku Ashibe

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Taku Ashibe
Born (1958-05-21) 21 May 1958 (age 59)
Osaka, Japan
Occupation Writer
Language Japanese
Period 1990–present
Genre Whodunit, locked room mystery, detective fiction, mystery fiction, thriller, horror
Literary movement The new traditionalist movement
Notable awards Ayukawa Tetsuya Award (1990)

Taku Ashibe (芦辺 拓, Ashibe Taku, born 21 May 1958) is a Japanese mystery writer. He is a member of the Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan and one of the representative writers of the new traditionalist movement in Japanese mystery writing.

Works in English translation[edit]

Novel
Short story
  • "The Horror in the Kabuki Theatre" (original title: "Gohei Gekijō: Kabuki no Kuni Cthulhu Taiji"), trans. Sheryl Hogg (Lairs of the Hidden Gods 2: Inverted Kingdom, Kurodahan Press, 2005)[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Detective Shunsaku Morie series[edit]

  • Novels
    • Satsujin Kigeki no Jūsan-nin (殺人喜劇の13人, lit. Thirteen in a Murder Comedy), 1990
    • Rekishi Kaidō Satsujin Jiken (歴史街道殺人事件, lit. The Historic Road Murder Case), 1995
    • Toki no Yūkai (時の誘拐), 1996
    • Rosuto Wārudo no Satsujin (地底獣国の殺人, lit. The Lost World Murders), 1997
    • Jūsanbanme no Baishin'in (十三番目の陪審員, lit. The 13th Jury), 1998
    • Fushigi no Kuni no Aribai (不思議の国のアリバイ, lit. Alibi in Wonderland), 1999
    • Kaijin Tai Meitantei (怪人対名探偵), 2000
    • Wadokei no Yakata no Satsujin (和時計の館の殺人, lit. Murder at the House of Japanese Clock), 2000
    • Toki no Misshitsu (時の密室), 2001
    • Guran Ginyōru Jō (グラン・ギニョール城, lit. The Castle of Grand Guignol), 2001
    • Sen'ichiya no Yakata no Satsujin (千一夜の館の殺人, lit. Murder at the House of Thousand and One Nights), 2006
    • Kanojora wa Yuki no Meikyū ni (彼女らは雪の迷宮に, lit. In the Snow Labyrinth, They…), 2008
    • Kisōkyū Satsujin Jiken (綺想宮殺人事件), 2010
    • Shichi-nin no Tantei no Tame no Jiken (七人の探偵のための事件, lit. Case for Seven Detectives), 2011
    • Purinsesu ni Sasageru Misshitsu (大公女殿下に捧げる密室, lit. The Locked Room for Her Grand Ducal Highness), 2012
    • Toki no Shintei (時の審廷), 2013
  • Short story collections
    • Tantei Sengen: Morie Shunsaku no Jikenbo (探偵宣言 森江春策の事件簿), 1998
    • Sekishibyō no Yakata no Satsujin (赤死病の館の殺人, lit. Murder at the House of Red Death), 2001
    • Sanbyaku-nen no Nazo-Bako (三百年の謎匣, lit. The Puzzle Box of 300 years), 2005
    • Shōnen wa Tantei o Yumemiru: Morie Shunsaku Kuronikuru (少年は探偵を夢見る 森江春策クロニクル), 2006
    • Saiban'in Hōtei (裁判員法廷, lit. The Lay Judge Court), 2008

Modern City series[edit]

  • Satsujin Kigeki no Modan Shitī (殺人喜劇のモダン・シティ), 1994 – Novel
  • Shōjo Tantei wa Teito o Kakeru (少女探偵は帝都を駆ける), 2009 – Short story collection

Jichikei tokuso series[edit]

  • Shitai no Samenai Uchi ni (死体の冷めないうちに), 1998 – Short story collection
  • Metoroporisu ni Shi no Wana o (メトロポリスに死の罠を), 2002 – Novel

Standalone mystery novels[edit]

  • Setsudan Toshi (切断都市), 2004
  • Hose Keibu Saidai no Bōken (保瀬警部最大の冒険), 1994
  • Kōrōmu no Satsujin (紅楼夢の殺人), 2004 (Murder in the Red Chamber, Kurodahan Press, 2012)
  • Suchīmu Opera [Steam Opera] (スチームオペラ), 2012

Short story collections[edit]

  • Mentantei Z: Fukanō Suiri (名探偵Z 不可能推理), 2002
  • Koroshi wa Erekiteru: Donsai Sensei Jikenchō (殺しはエレキテル 曇斎先生事件帳), 2003
  • Gohei Gekijō: Karakuri-Dōrō (五瓶劇場 からくり灯籠), 2007
    • Keisei Denki Jō (けいせい伝奇城)
    • Gohei no Chikara Nazo no Fūjime (五瓶力謎緘)
    • Hana no Miyako Sharaku no Sugao (花都写楽貌)
    • Kabuki no Kuni Cthulhu Taiji (戯場国邪神封陣) (The Horror in the Kabuki Theatre)
  • Meitantei Hakurankai: Shinsetsu Rupan (Lupin) Tai Hōmuzu (Holmes) (名探偵博覧会 真説ルパン対ホームズ), 2000
  • Meitantei Hakurankai 2: Akechi Kogorō Tai Kindaichi Kōsuke (名探偵博覧会II 明智小五郎対金田一耕助), 2002
  • Tantei to Kaijin no Iru Hoteru (探偵と怪人のいるホテル), 2006
  • Meikyū Panoramakan (迷宮パノラマ館), 2007
  • Ōgon Mugen Jō Satsujin Jiken (黄金夢幻城殺人事件), 2011
  • Kindaichi Kōsuke VS Akechi Kogorō (金田一耕助VS明智小五郎), 2013
  • Kitan o Uru Mise (奇譚を売る店), 2013

Juvenile mystery novels[edit]

  • Neo Detective Boys series
    • Yōki Jō no Himitsu (妖奇城の秘密, lit. The Secret of Weird Castle), 2004
    • Densō Kaijin (電送怪人, lit. The Teleporting Fiend), 2005
    • Nazo no Jiorama Ōkoku (謎のジオラマ王国, lit. Mysterious Diorama Kingdom), 2005
  • Gesshoku Hime no Kisu (月蝕姫のキス), 2008
  • Sukūru Gāru Ekusupuresu 38 [School Girl Express 38] (スクールガール・エクスプレス38), 2012
  • Furiyagi Supika to Ma no Yōkan Jiken (降矢木すぴかと魔の洋館事件), 2015

Historical fiction[edit]

  • Min Shin Shippūroku: Yume, Tei Seikō Senki (明清疾風録 夢・鄭成功戦記)
    • Vol.1, 1995
    • Vol.2, 1996
    • Vol.3, 1997

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