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Salvation of a Saint

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  • Posted April 8, 2013

    it is a must read.....is magnificently intricate and nail biting

    it is a must read.....is magnificently intricate and nail biting suspense from keigo higashino....with the perfect tinge of turmoil  in  inter personal relationship.....
    . this is an essential reading for all exceptional crime fiction buff...

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  • Posted October 2, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Problem Solving

    What’s more effective in solving a crime: a detective’s intuition and police skills, or the scientific method? This theme seems to be a recurring one in the author’s approach to crime fiction. In “The Devotion of Suspect X,” Mr. Higashino’s last book, a mathematician was pitted against physics professor Yukawa, also dubbed “Detective Galileo,” while an actual detective, Kusanagi, plied his trade using his intuition and other skills. In the present mystery, they repeat this dance in trying to solve what at first appears to be a perfect murder.

    The crime revolves around the death of a CEO by poisoning, and the investigation turns up no evidence of the source of the substance. It is quickly determined that this was not a case of suicide. The wife, usually a prime suspect, was thousands of miles away, and the paramour is also cleared. A junior detective, Kaoru Utsuni, stubbornly pursues the case, finally turning to the professor when neither she nor Kusanagi make any progress in solving the murder. And then the fun begins: logic vs. gut feeling.

    The author demonstrates a wonderful ability to wrap a puzzle within an enigma, supplying twist after twist to keep the pages turning, raising the tension as the investigation progresses. This is one clever plot, and the novel is highly recommended.

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    Posted October 11, 2012

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