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Articles by Murako Miyano

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Miyano Murako (pen name of Tsuno Kō) was born in Niigata Prefecture in 1917. Before the war she studied Japanese literature at Jissen Girls’ School in Tokyo but withdrew before graduating. Relocating to Dairen, she began her career as a writer, publishing under a variety of pseudonyms such as Kureo Kyōko (the surname an approximation of Cleopatra). As a member of the Japan Detective Writers Club in the postwar period (and from 1956 as Miyano Murako) she wrote orthodox detective fiction, penning several full-length novels and contributing to the periodicals Detective ClubJewel, and New Youth. She died in 1990.