A disappearing swindler and an impossible kidnapping— Two thrilling new mysteries await!
Mayumi Dojima has just become the newest member of the Pretty Boy Detective Club when her first challenge as Mayumi the Seer literally falls into her lap: a suspicious businessman drops a wad of counterfeit bills on the sidewalk, and suddenly the games are afoot! At a shady casino operating out of their rival high school’s gymnasium, the Pretty Boys encounter a fiendish new foil—leading to a nail-biting showdown between beauty and fraud... And just when things seem to have quieted down, a chance discovery in the art room leads the Pretty Boys to 33 mysterious paintings, and a bizarre kidnapping that took place at Yubiwa Academy seven years earlier—?!
About the Author
Born in 1981, NISIOISIN dropped out of Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto to pursue a career in story-telling. After submitting numerous manuscripts, he won the 23rd Mephisto Prize for his mystery novel Kubikiri Cycle at the age of 20. Since that 2002 debut, NISIOISIN has penned more than 100 novels across numerous series, in addition to a number of comics and tv scripts. He has been hailed for breaking down the barrier between so-called "light novels" and mainstream literary fiction, and is one of Japan's best-selling author's in recent memory, ranking in the top 10 from 2009-2016 and topping that list in both 2012 and 2014. His best known works are the massively popular Monogatari, Zaregoto, and Katanagatari series, all of which have been adapted into television anime. An animated series of The Pretty Boy Detective club is set to air in both Japan and the US. Nishio's works often cover themes of youth, but are framed in genres that are familiar to the masses. His works tend to mix mystery with comedy and touches or romance and/or the supernatural. He is a modern author in every sense, sometimes even experiementing with the Japanese language itself. Many of his works have been adapted into animated television series and films. His best known works are the Monogatari series and Katanagatari.