Tokai Meicho

Kishio Suga's first novel. 

Tasuke Kanamaru, an illustrator of ornithology, disappears on the Izu Peninsula, and his remains are found far away, at the Kannon Cape in Niigata Prefecture. Mr Mikawa, a detective and editor-in-chief of the bird-specialist magazine Bird, investigates. This detective novel explores the mystery of a disappeared painter and the trajectory of migratory birds.