Search Results: "Keigo Higashino"


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UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN by Keigo Higashino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Despite its epic length, Higashino keeps his world remarkably claustrophobic, scattering just enough references to movies, current events, and first-generation home computers to let you know where the lead characters, aging but powerless to change, stand as the story rolls toward its bleakly preordained end."
Higashino leaves behind the increasingly weighty cases of Detective Galileo (A Midsummer's Equation, 2016, etc.) for an even more daunting stand-alone that traces the fallout of an unsolved murder through nearly two decades. Read full book review >

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MALICE by Keigo Higashino
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Each time you're convinced Higashino's wrung every possible twist out of his golden-age setup, he comes up with a new one. If you still miss the days of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, you can't do better than this fleet, inventive retro puzzler."
The creator of Detective Galileo (Salvation of a Saint, 2012, etc.) returns with another fiendishly clever Chinese—make that Japanese—box of a whydunit.Read full book review >

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A MIDSUMMER'S EQUATION by Keigo Higashino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Less playful and more labored than its predecessors but just as ingenious in working one twist after another in a case that seems absolutely twist-proof."
The third case for Tokyo homicide detective Shunpei Kusanagi and professor Manabu Yukawa, who teaches physics at Imperial University, takes them far away from Tokyo—and far back from the present day as well. Read full book review >

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THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X by Keigo Higashino
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"This character-driven mystery by the prolific Higashino (Malice, 2009, etc.), one of only a few translated into English, has much to recommend it, including a droll Columbo-like sleuth and a great surprise ending."
A veteran police detective matches wits with a brilliant rookie criminal. Read full book review >

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SALVATION OF A SAINT by Keigo Higashino
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A retro puzzler that recalls Anthony Berkeley's classic The Poisoned Chocolates Case in its structure: a hyperextended short story whose complications keep unfolding and proliferating till it's grown to novel length."
A Tokyo CEO's determination to run his marriage as a business is ended by a dose of arsenous acid. Read full book review >