I’m afraid that both, The Puzzle Doctor and myself did answer the same: I’ll be honest, I’m not that well read in that aspect of the genre. Sorry.
The following is a private note that might be of interest to some readers: (Source: Wikipedia)
Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan (Honkaku Misuteri Sakka Kurabu) is a Japan-based organization for mystery writers who write honkaku (i.e. authentic, orthodox) mystery. The organization was founded on 3 November 2000 by Yukito Ayatsuji, Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Hiroko Minagawa, Kaoru Kitamura, Tetsuya Ayukawa and other mystery writers. It is currently chaired by Rintaro Norizuki and claims about 170 members. It presents the Honkaku Mystery Awards to writers every year and produces the annual anthology.
Honkaku mystery: Honkaku (i.e. authentic, orthodox) mystery is one of subgenres of mystery fiction that focuses on “fair play”. Mystery novels written during the “Golden Age” of the mystery novel (e.g., the Ellery Queen novels) are regarded as examples of honkaku mystery.
- Alice Arisugawa (2000–2005)
- Kaoru Kitamura (2005–2009)
- Masaki Tsuji (2009–2013)
- Rintaro Norizuki (2013– )
So far I have in my Kindle:
- The Black Lizard and Beast in the Shadows by Rampo Edogawa
- The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
- Inspector Imanishi Investigates by Seicho Matsumoto
- Murder in the Crooked House by Soji Shimada
- Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino
- The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura
And on my wish list:
- A Quiet Place by Seicho Matsumoto
- The Tattoo Murder Case by Akimitsu Takagi
- The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada
- Journey Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino
- The Silent Dead by Tetsuya Honda
- Confessions by Kanae Minato
Though I need to investigate further. I’m not sure if all the above titles can be qualified as Honkaku. Your views are welcome.
Picture: Edogawa Ranpo