あなたも殺人犯になれる! ❗ (IBC) - Week 8

あなたも殺人犯になれる! :exclamation:
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Week 8 December 9th, 2023
Chapter(s) #14 & #15
Start page 119
End page 134
Page count 16
Previous week week 7
Next week week 9

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Name Hiragana reading Notes first mentioned in
赤川次郎 あかがわじろう the author cover
岡本聡美 おかもとさとみ main character, manga course participant chapter 1
箱根 はこね town in Kanagawa chapter 1
戸沢 とざわ secretary general from S Publishing chapter 1
七ツ谷むらさき ななつたにむらさき the female manga teacher chapter 1
菅野尚子 すがのなおこ course participant chapter 1
山名武三 やまなたけぞう the prisoner chapter 2
田所隆 たどころたかし the police officer chapter 2
中島 なかじま local policeman chapter 2
ミキ みき middle school student chapter 3
笠原信二 かさはらしんじ ミキ’s father, course participant chapter 3
百合子 ゆりこ ミキ’s mother chapter 3
宇部果林 うべかりん course participant,『か』of 『カバカ』 chapter 4
馬場しのぶ ばばしのぶ course participant,『ば』of 『カバカ』 chapter 4
加藤ジュン かとうじゅん course participant,『か』of 『カバカ』 chapter 4
富田丈一 とみたじょういち 尚子’s fiancé (full name in chapter 5) chapter 4
堺法行 さかいのりゆき course participant chapter 5
相沢弥生 あいざわやよい course participant chapter 5
宝塚 たからづか Takarazuka Revue chapter 7
長谷川清美 はせがわきよみ lodge keeper/employee? chapter 7
河本さつき かわもとさつき course participant chapter 7
安楽深雪 あんらくみゆき course participant chapter 7
真田万里 さなだまり course participant chapter 7

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This is the first book club book that I am reading 5 weeks ahead of schedule. Of course I will say nothing about what happens in the next chapters but it is so suspenseful and sometimes surprising that I can’t stop reading further. Thank you @Akashelia for suggesting this book and thank you all for choosing it!

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Haha wow, 5 weeks ahead, that is something indeed! Thanks for writing, so nice to hear that it’s being enjoyed :grinning:
Also super happy that @pm215 had written it as a recommended book and that you guys have made it happen! It’s my first IBC participation and my first novel, two big milestones on my Japanese journey, and I’m loving it :grinning:

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I also have to thank kindle. Without the integrated translator I wouldn’t be 5 weeks ahead. It’s great for fluent reading.

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Chapter 15

「じゃ、今の私の顔に何て出てる?」
Haha, I loved that line.

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Chapter 15

Well, and there we have our first victim(s)! Do you guys think 七ツ谷先生 was killed this time? I don’t see why he wouldn’t kill her too, except maybe hanging up the corpse took too long. :thinking:
But we all thought she had died before, would be funny if she is the last one standing at the end of the book :laughing:

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Chapter 15

Yeah I don’t think she’s dead because of needing to resolving the story with the other participant, and way funnier if she wakes up at a completely unexpected time!

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Chapter 14 & 15

Poor 堺! Getting trash talked in one room while being murdered in another :sob:

Ha! I kind of love the idea of people being offed one by one and each time you think ok no way むらさき survived this time! Then she shows up once again totally fine.

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