From the author of the internationally bestselling, award-winning The Devotion of Suspect X comes the latest novel featuring "Detective Galileo"
In 2011, The Devotion of Suspect X was a hit with critics and readers alike. The first major English language publication from the most popular bestselling writer in Japan, it was acclaimed as "stunning," "brilliant," and "ingenious." Now physics professor Manabu Yukawa—Detective Galileo—returns in a new case of impossible murder, where instincts clash with facts and theory with reality.
Yoshitaka, who was about to leave his marriage and his wife, is poisoned by arsenic-laced coffee and dies. His wife, Ayane, is the logical suspect—except that she was hundreds of miles away when he was murdered. The lead detective, Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi, is immediately smitten with her and refuses to believe that she could have had anything to do with the crime. His assistant, Kaoru Utsumi, however, is convinced Ayane is guilty. While Utsumi's instincts tell her one thing, the facts of the case are another matter. So she does what her boss has done for years when stymied—she calls upon Professor Manabu Yukawa.
But even the brilliant mind of Dr. Yukawa has trouble with this one, and he must somehow find a way to solve an impossible murder and capture a very real, very deadly murderer.
Salvation of a Saint is Keigo Higashino at his mind-bending best, pitting emotion against fact in a beautifully plotted crime novel filled with twists and reverses that will astonish and surprise even the most attentive and jaded of readers.
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While readers of classic mysteries will be delighted with the elegant solution, the book will also appeal to fans of procedurals that carefully develop the relationships among the investigative team members.Read Full Review of Salvation of a Saint | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
SALVATION OF A SAINT contains tough, smart plotting at its core. It is supported by characters who are the equal of the book’s setup --- clever and intelligent...Read Full Review of Salvation of a Saint
Readers who like an ingenious puzzle will enjoy pitting their intellect against Galileo's.Read Full Review of Salvation of a Saint
The answer is one of the most original I can recall encountering. I’ve been reading mysteries and watching movies and television shows for more than fifty years, and I’ve never seen this before. It’s a wonderful answer! So read this or miss out!Read Full Review of Salvation of a Saint
Salvation of a Saint is Keigo Higashino at his mind-bending best, pitting emotion against fact in a beautifully plotted crime novel filled with twists and reverses that will astonish and surprise even the most attentive and jaded of readers.Read Full Review of Salvation of a Saint
...there are a few unimportant but untidy threads fluttering about. The author ties them all up into pretty little bows in the final chapter and it’s unsatisfying because the explanations feel forced.Read Full Review of Salvation of a Saint
I had no curiosity concerning the identity of the murderer, there was no colour, no suspense; Salvation of a Saint is a Howdunnit, and dull.Read Full Review of Salvation of a Saint
... Keigo Higashino will expertly manipulate you, making you constantly rethink your suspicions.Read Full Review of Salvation of a Saint
The mystery works well, and the writing and translation are highly readable.Read Full Review of Salvation of a Saint
...this novel revolves around depth of character and a minute dissection of the physical possibilities of constructing a crime and an alibi. Dostoyevsky would have loved it.Read Full Review of Salvation of a Saint
The teasing out the solution to a perfect crime is a pleasant respite from the usual gore on the floor that seems to be the standard for most mysteries these days.Read Full Review of Salvation of a Saint
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