The Space Alien

The year is 1953. Five flying saucers suddenly zoom across the skies of Tokyo. Ichiro Hirano's next-door neighbor is kidnapped by an alien lizard creature. The same creature is now stalking the pretty and talented sister of Ichiro's best friend. What in the world is going on? This is the kind of mystery that only master sleuth Kogoro Akechi and the Boy Detectives Club can hope to solve. More

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About Ranpo Edogawa

Ranpo Edogawa is the pen name (a pun on the Japanese pronunciation of Edgar Allan Poe) of Taro Hirai (1894-1965). He is best remembered for the Kogoro Akechi and Boy Detectives Club novels, published between 1925 and 1962. His lifelong efforts as a writer and promoter of the mystery novel in Japan were well-rewarded. The mystery genre today is a staple of Japanese television and the best-seller lists. In Gosho Aoyama's long-running "Case Closed" series, the boy detective sports the nom de plume of "Conan Edogawa." Two homages in one!

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