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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (579 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Keigo Higashino Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged edition Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Detective Galileo Series Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781427221346
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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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martina | 2/1/2014

    " We loved the Devotion of Suspect X with the Mystery Group, and I'm once again engrossed in the slow evolution of another case for Kusanagi and friend. The poisoning death of a man who has just told his wife they are through since she has not given him a child in a year of marriage, sets both the wife and the wife's assistant, who is also the husband's paramour, as suspects. The how of the murder is central to the plot. Not how it was done but how it was possible to do... Listening to this one in the car. Another brilliant plot. The impossible made possible and then twisted around twice! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Rush | 1/30/2014

    " A well written novel where you are kept guessing who the culprit is until near the end. The crime is a mystery and intriguing and I could not put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane S. | 1/29/2014

    " This is only the second detective story I have read set in Japan. It is amazing, the many difference in the tone and writing of the various stories set in different countries. The British mysteries are very detailed, slower moving and atmospheric. The Nordic mysteries are very stark, the writing blunt and somewhat colder somehow. The Japanese seem to like puzzle mysteries, very matter fact writing, with very little emotion shown. I find it quite fascinating just as I found this novel. It is more of a how did they do it and how do we prove it type of story. Love the character of the psychics professor who helps the police dept. with unsolvable crimes and has an unquenchable curiosity. The story was very good and I will definitely read this authors next offering. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manav | 1/26/2014

    " WOW, after 'The Devotion of Suspect X' this is another masterpiece from Keigo Higashino, I just love the way the mystery unfolds and again the charachter of Yukawa was brilliant. Would recommend this to any person who is interested in intelligent mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elsa | 1/25/2014

    " Very enjoyable. More of a how-dunnit than a who-dunnit, which I really like in mystery stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina Gonsalves | 1/16/2014

    " I can understand why Higashino is the most widely read author in Japan. Some of the characters are the same from Suspect X, which I usually like. The plots are ingenous. Highly recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jingwen | 1/6/2014

    " i was really surprised by how the murderer committed the crime. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pieter | 11/20/2013

    " Noooot his best book. PLOT WAS AWFUL. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 11/8/2013

    " Clever and intriguing murder story! This is more of a "howdunnit" than a "whodunnit", and the details are superbly managed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nishant | 10/7/2013

    " Another very clever murder mystery from Higashino! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 7/2/2013

    " Very tricky plot! Higashino's attention to detail is impressive. I found it hard to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 4/6/2013

    " I very much enjoy Higashino's mysteries: they are quiet and smart and chilling and present an interesting portrait of a very different culture - an engrossing read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 3/21/2013

    " Ok, so we know who and we know why, but HOW? Is it the perfect crime or the impossible crime. It's impossible to not keep reading to find out! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/4/2013

    " This was a very quick read. I enjoyed it, but not quite as much as Devotion of Suspect X. It still had me thinking quite a bit on how to solve the murder mystery and I liked the Japan aspect. "

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About the Author
Author Keigo Higashino

Keigo Higashino is the bestselling, best-known novelist in Japan and around Asia, with television and film adaptations of his work in several languages and many prestigious awards. He’s the author of The Devotion of Suspect X, the English translation of which was the finalist for the Edgar Award for best novel, and Salvation of a Saint. He lives in Tokyo, Japan.

About the Narrator

John Lee, a stage actor and writer and a coproducer of feature films, has narrated more than one hundred audiobooks of every conceivable genre, earning some three dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award.