From the renowed author NISIOISIN, the creator of BAKEMONOGATARI, Zaregoto Series and KATANAGATARI. Comes a new, innovative mystery series, Pretty Boy Detective Club!
Mayumi Dojima is finally a full-fledged member of the Pretty Boy Detective Club, known to her compatriots as Mayumi the Seer, she of the beautiful eyes. Summoned suddenly to the disused art room that serves as the club’s headquarters, Mayumi is pressed into service to assist with an ambitious redecorating project. But when they discover a secret room containing thirty-three mysterious canvases, the Pretty Boys are faced with their most perplexing puzzle yet. Who is responsible for these strange paintings, and are they connected to an impossible kidnapping that took place at Yubiwa Academy seven years ago? The third installment of the Pretty Boy series offers a beautiful mystery with an even more beautiful solution!
Best-selling author NISIOISIN (Monogatari series, Decapitation, Katanagatari) brings his trademark blend of wit, wordplay, adventure, and cracked philosophy to a new mystery series for fans of all ages.
About the Author
There are few authors in Japan who have reached the heights of success as NisiOisin. Born in 1981, Nisio dropped out of Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, to pursue a career in story-telling. Initially he had ambitions to be a comic artist, but when he realized his art was not up to snuff, he began to focus on his writing, eventually winning the 23rd Mephisto Prize, for Kubikiri Cycle (Del Rey) recognizing his talents as a mystery writer, at the age of 20. Since his debut in 2002 Nisio has penned more than 50 novels and a number of comics. And he has quickly become one of Japan's top selling author's in recent memory with more than 5 million units sold since 2009. In 2014, as in 2012, he was the top selling author in Japan (outselling Haruki Murakami by more than half a million units).
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.