Yusuke Kishi

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Yusuke Kishi
Born 1959
Osaka, Japan
Occupation Novelist
Known for The Crimson Labyrinth

Yusuke Kishi (貴志 祐介 Kishi Yūsuke?, born 1959) is a Japanese author. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of Japan and the Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan.[1][2]


He graduated from Kyoto University with a degree in Economics. After working for a life insurance company for several years, Kishi started his writing career as a freelancer. He has twice won the Japan Horror Novel Award, and boasts bestselling status in Japan with multiple works adapted to the screen. The Crimson Labyrinth marks his American debut.

Works in English translation[edit]



Kei Enomoto series[edit]

Kei Enomoto, a locksmith, solves locked room mysteries.

  • Novel
    • The Glass Hammer (硝子のハンマー Garasu no Hammā?), 2004
  • Short story collections
    • The House of Will-o'-the-Wisp (狐火の家 Kitsunebi no Ie?), 2008
    • The Locked Room Murders (鍵のかかった部屋 Kagi no Kakatta Heya?), 2011

Standalone novels[edit]

  • Isola: Persona 13 (十三番目の人格 ISOLA Jūsanban-me no Jinkaku: Isora?), 1996
  • The Black House (黒い家 Kuroi Ie?), 1997
  • Chirping of Angels (天使の囀り Tenshi no Saezuri?), 1998
  • The Crimson Labyrinth (クリムゾンの迷宮 Kurimuzon no Meikyū?), 1999
  • Blue Flame (青の炎 Ao no Honō?), 1999
  • From the New World (新世界より Shinsekai yori?), 2008
  • Lesson of the Evil (悪の教典 Aku no Kyōten?), 2010
  • Dark Zone (ダークゾーン Dāku Zōn?), 2011


Japanese films
South Korean film


  1. ^ "Yusuke Kishi (List of members)" (in Japanese). Mystery Writers of Japan, Inc. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Members of the Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan" (in Japanese). Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ J'Lit | Publications : The Glass Hammer | Books from Japan (English)
  4. ^ J'Lit | Publications : Lesson of the Evil | Books from Japan (English)

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