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Mystery writer Tetsuya Ayukawa dies at 83.

TOKYO, Sept. 26 Kyodo

Prizewinning mystery writer Tetsuya Ayukawa died of multiple organ failure Tuesday at a hospital in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, his family said Thursday. He was 83.

A native of Tokyo, Ayukawa, whose real name was Toru Nakagawa, won the Japan detective writers club award in 1960 for ''Kuroi Hakucho'' (Black Swan) and ''Zoo no Kaseki'' (Fossil of Hatred).

He wrote many best-selling books, including ''Kuroi Toranku'' (Black Trunk) featuring a detective named Onitsura and making effective use of train schedules.

In 1990, a rookie mystery writer prize bearing his name was established.
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Date:Sep 30, 2002
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