The Devotion of Suspect X

The Devotion of Suspect X

Book - 2011
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Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312375065
Branch Call Number: MYS HIG
Characteristics: 298 p. ; 25 cm

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7626dee
Jun 28, 2016

An absolutely superb tale, I wish I could read it in the original Japanese. Occurring in modern times but definitely with a very ancient flavor. Best read at one sitting.

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daysleeper236
Sep 29, 2015

Very well done.

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thebritlass
Apr 12, 2015

Pick a day when you have plenty of free time as you will not want to put this mystery down. You may find yourself rooting for the "guilty" party, but the ending will shock you.

ChristchurchLib Aug 12, 2013

"Ishigami is a lonely Japanese maths teacher infatuated with his next-door neighbour Yasuko, a lovely woman who has killed her deadbeat ex-husband to protect her daughter. Not only does Ishigami help her dispose of the body, he also devises a clever cover story for her when the police begin to investigate. But problems build as the involvement of an old colleague threatens to destabilise both Ishigami's ability to counter every police move and his plans for himself and Yasuko, who begins to break down - and pull away. A bestseller and prize-winner in Japan, this is Keigo Higashino's first novel to be translated into English; the second is Salvation of a Saint." Thrillers and Suspense August 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=664508

mrsgail5756 Jun 21, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

akarenina Mar 15, 2013

Areal labyrinthian plot . . .almost Holmesian with an astounding ending. This is what I thought at first; then, did it have to be such a puzzle? Good atmosphere of Tokyo compared to the first one I read.

shosh16 Dec 26, 2012

Expiration shown dec 26,which is wrong. Just requested today, that. Date.

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lisangus
Nov 18, 2012

Another interesting plot twist...

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jennynboys
Dec 06, 2011

I wish there were more of Higashino's books translated to English. This was the most original mystery I've read in a long time.

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AureliaReads
Jul 20, 2011

I loved this book. Will read more by this author if available in English. Reminded me of Mouse Trap or some of the Columbo movies -- the focus is the puzzle, the "fencing" between police and suspects.

Quiet. Cerebral. But relatively simple. Few characters. But charming. We come to care about several of the characters.(Richibi's review -below- has missed the point !)

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gardengeek Mar 27, 2011

A wonderfully twisted plot that is totally Japanese oriented. Even murder is politely executed and elegantly solved.

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