Pro Bono

Pro Bono

By Seicho Matsumoto

Vertical, Paperback, 9781934287026, 192pp.

Publication Date: July 3, 2012

When Kiriko Yanagida first came to Otsuka's law offices, she had only a familial conviction of her brother's innocence despite his confessing to the murder. To the high-profile (and high priced) lawyer Otsuka, this small-town girl's belief was nothing more than naive hope, so he sent her away, advising her to find a local lawyer or something. Now, Kiriko plots to avenge her brother -- entirely "pro bono.

About the Author
Seicho Matsumoto made a name for himself as a writer of suspense novels that were accesible to all kinds of readers, but it was his historical novel "The Ogura Diary Chronicles" that earned his the 28th Akutagawa Prize, the Japanese equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. His other historical novels include "List of the Homeless," and "Drawings of the Heat Haze," The popular Japanese TV show "Black Leather Notebook" was based on his novel of the same name, and several of his detective fiction works have been published in the U.S. (Soho Crime and Kodansha International).

Praise For Pro Bono

"A master crime writer...Seicho Matsumoto's thrillers teach Japanese strategy!"--The New York Times Book Review

"Seicho Matsumoto combines the prolific output of a Rex Stout with the literary qualities of Elmore Leonard."--San Francisco Chronicle