By M. C. Beaton
Unique booklet: 1998
This time, in Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death, the feisty sleuth stumbles upon the sufferer of an unnatural demise in Cotswold village's recognized normal spring. Who used to be the unfortunate corpse? The Ancombe Parish Council chairman-and the single uncommitted member balloting on even if to permit the Ancombe Water corporation to faucet into the town's spring. upload ex-fiance James, watery politicians, and slippery marketers to the combo, and you have got Agatha Raisin as much as her neck in a murky homicide secret.
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However, as Injū predates The Maltese Falcon, it preempts this banal (and sometimes misleading) explanation. Rather, the striking similarity between Hammett’s and Ranpo’s works should be viewed as evidence potentially pointing to at least two theories. From the standpoint of social history, it can serve as another piece of evidence illustrating what critics Yoshimi Shun’ya and Harry D. 40 Another more formalist explanation would be that Hammett and Ranpo, both students of the formulas and techniques of detective ﬁction, arrived at the same conclusion via diﬀerent paths.
In addition to questions of gender and crime, the similar depictions of women in Ranpo and Hammett raise some interesting issues when considered within the framework of authenticity, artistic precedence, and cross-cultural artistic inspiration. During the late 1920s to early 1930s, European dominance in the ﬁeld of translated detective ﬁction was slowly being overtaken by its American counterpart. 39 Yet the publication of Injū predates that of The Maltese Falcon by two years, so there could have been no imitation despite frequent importation of Western works to Japan.
Through the deceitful narrator and the absence of resolution). Ranpo completely dismantles the implicit expectation of the narrator as a sidekick to an able detective and a faithful chronicler of his friend’s triumphs (as embodied by his Western predecessors such as the anonymous friend of C. Auguste Dupin in Poe’s Dupin trilogy and Dr. Watson in Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series). In “Nisen dōka,” the nameless watashi (“I”) gets the last laugh, not only from his friend who took him to be a great detective, but also from the readers who expected his narrative to be sincere and complete.
Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death (Agatha Raisin, Book 7) by M. C. Beaton