Kyotaro Nishimura, a detective novel writer known as a leading figure in the so-called "travel mystery" set in railways and tourist spots, has died of cancer.

He was 91 years old.

Mr. Nishimura was born in Tokyo, and after starting his career as a writer, he won the Edogawa Rampo Prize for his social detective novel "The Scars of Angels", and after that, the so-called "Travel Mystery" set in railways and tourist spots. I published a lot of detective novels in the field called ".

The work in which the police officer "Totsugawa Police Department" appears as the main character has established itself as a popular writer, such as being serialized as a TV drama.

Mr. Nishimura died on March 3 at a hospital in Kanagawa prefecture due to liver cancer.