Yen Press announced the future release of Black Dungeon Castle, the latest novel by prolific mystery writer Honobu Yonezawa and his first work to be translated into English. Honobu Yonezawa is best known for his young adult mystery novel series the Classic Literature Club, which has been adapted into an anime titled Hyouka, named after the first volume. Through the publication of Black Dungeon Castle, Yen Press is honored to introduce Honobu Yonezawa to the English-reading world.
Yen Press describes the series as follows:
The winter of 1578, four years prior to the Honnnoji Incident. Araki Murashige has betrayed his ally Oda Nobunaga and holed up in Arioka Castle—but a string of strange incidents within the castle walls has him at his wits’ end. The desperate warlord’s only hope in solving these mysteries is imprisoned in the castle’s dungeon: a man named Kuroda Kanbei, one of Oda’s most gifted strategists. When all the conflict and intrigue reach their end, what will Murashige and Kuroda have up their sleeves?
Throughout his two decades in publication, Honobu Yonezawa has received numerous awards, such as the Yamamoto Shugoro Prize for his short story collection Mangan and the Mystery Writers of Japan Award for Best Novel for his book Oreta Ryukotsu. Black Dungeon Castle has earned Honbu Yonezawa two more prestigious awards to add to his list of accolades—the Yamada Futaro Prize and the Naoki Prize.
Black Dungeon Castle will be available in hardcover and digital in June 2023.
Source: Press Release