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Salvation of a Saint - Keigo Higashino, Alexander O. Smith
Salvation of a Saint
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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... show more
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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780312600686 (0312600682)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 330
Edition language: English
Series: Detective Galileo (#5)
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KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it
I bet this book was written after the dorama, since Fukuyama Masaharu is mentioned. I like the addition of Utsumi, since I loved her in the show. Excellent mystery as always, a bit creepy how it was planned. Somehow I can understand the murderer... the victim was an ass. Still, this one is my least ...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
2.5 Salvation of a Saint
Absence of an exciting plot - check Unpleasant characters - check A ridicoulous plot twist (which in fact isn´t a real plot twist) - check Competence of the police force - pretty much non-existent The mastermind-physicist - well, he is there and he is clever Did I like this book - no, not really F...
mybookjournal
mybookjournal rated it
3.5 Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino
I get the pattern of Keigo Higashino novels. First we come to know the crime and then the next moment we get to know the criminal but what we won’t know is the reason behind it and these kinds of mysteries is what i love to read. Where rather than concentrating on who is the criminal, the plot is mo...
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P. Wish Rants and Reviews rated it
4.0 Book review- Salvation of a Saint
Salvation of a saint is the second novel in Keigo Higashino's Galileo series that was translated into English. This one has a more intriguing premise compared to the first one. Higashino's description of daily Japanese life and fast pacing helps keep the story moving. The mystery goes back and forth...
xopti
xopti rated it
3.0 Salvation of a Saint
silly twist
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