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Six Four - Hideo Yokoyama

Six Four - Hideo Yokoyama

This is book number 440 of 500

Title: Six Four

Author:  Hideo Yokoyama

ISBN:  9781848665255

Weight:  990g

Double signed and numbered
first edition, first printing



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Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama


For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter’s kidnapper.  They would never learn his identity.  They would never see their daughter again.

For the fourteen years that followed, the Japanese public listened to the police’s apologies.  They would never forget the botched investigation that became known as ‘Six Four’.  They would never forgive the authorities their failure.

For one week in late 2002, the press officer attached to the police department in question confronted an anomaly in the case.  He could never imagine what he would uncover.  He would never have looked if he’d known what he would find.

Peer & Press Reviews

Not only is Six Four an addictive read, it is an education about Japan, its police and its society, and simply one of the best crime novels I have ever read.

David Peace, author of the Red Riding Quartet

A classic plot about a decent cop painstakingly uncovering corruption suddenly turns into one of the most remarkable revenge dramas in modern detective fiction.

Sunday Times

Crime fiction aficionados constantly search for the next big thing, and this remarkable epic may just fit the bill.  It is like nothing you have ever read in the genre, told in a narrative voice that is truly unique.

Barry Forshaw, author of Crime Uncovered: Detective

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Six Four
Translator: Jonathan Lloyd-Davies
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition background:

This numbered edition comes from a small print run of just 500 copies commissioned by a leading London bookshop working in association with the publisher.

The number for each book is printed on the title page.

Book number: 440 of 500
Overall condition: Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Double signed:

On the title / number authentication page by both the author and the translator.

In addition to his signature (in Japanese), the author has also stamped the page with his inkan (signature seal) or ‘chop’ as it’s colloquially known in British English.

Book Stats
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9781848665255
ISBN 10: 1848665253
Format: Hardcover [pictorial boards], no dust jacket
Pages: 635
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 159 x 52mm
Weight: 1.299kg [heavy book]
Design Credits
Cover design: Nathan Burton Design
Cover photography: Tetsumo

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