The Devotion of Suspect X

The Devotion of Suspect X

eBook - 2011
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Yasuko Hanaoka thought she had escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day, the situation quickly escalates and Togashi ends up dead. Yasuko's next-door-neighbor Ishigami offers his help, not only disposing of the body, but plotting the cover-up as well.
Publisher: [S.l.] : St. Martin's Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781429992312
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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StarGladiator
Jul 15, 2019

Wow! The most aptly titled novel I've ever read!
Keigo Higashino takes the seemingly mundane and banal, does a shake-and-bake with twists and turns and arrives with High Mystery!
Mr. Higashino is most definitely a master craftsman of the mystery genre - - no doubt about it.
[Of course, many will doubt any such characters from his novels could exist outside in reality, yet how many really grasp reality? Wasn't Lee Oswald really the assassin of President Kennedy even though the Texas state attorney general testified he was an FBI informant, and that CIA man in their payroll accounting testified that Mr. Oswald was in the CIA's payroll system? Of course, one should only believe Dick Cheney and George W. Bush who refused to testify under oath! {Does anyone recall how a rich democrat offered a fantastic sum to anyone who would come forward to state they had gone through either Officers Training School or USAF Flight School with George W. Bush, YET NO ONE ever came forward?} The City of London Corporation and their City Fund have run enough propaganda campaigns against Brexit - - yet not one so-called reporter has mentioned how EU membership killed collective bargaining in the UK {every time there was a union strike, they simply flew in scab workers from another part of the European Union}. Today we have Alt-Right and Alt-Left, but no true left remains. A pathetic author with the Alt-Left claims anyone mentioning the name, Rothschild, is automatically a white nationalist Alt-Right type; yet how could one not mention that name when stating that it was Lady de Rothschild who hosted multiple fundraisers for presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, at Martha's Vineyard; and it was the Rothschild's bank in London where those rigged LIBOR rates were coordinated; also it was the French branch of the Rothschild family originally responsible for proposing the existing financial structure of the Euro currency back in the early 1970s. Things may be more complex than many can imagine . . . .]

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ReadingAdventures
Jul 08, 2019

This author is wildly popular in Japan. This unconventional crime fiction novel is highly recommended for readers who love to solve the puzzle in a mystery book.

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pokano
Jun 25, 2019

Not your usual mystery. Three people know who did it. And one of them is a genius. Will the police figure out who the murderer was? Keigo Higashino keeps you on the edge of your seat because the Japanese police don't have a Columbo on the force.

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empbee
Apr 23, 2019

Interesting, unusual crime solving.

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Matthew412
Mar 12, 2019

Clever. Clever. Clever. Great read. Very unusual whodunit. This is the second book I have read from this author and it did not disappoint. Unfortunately not many of his books have been translated.

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skiylourex
Oct 23, 2017

This was a OK book. watch out! it has a surprising ending

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raghavCalgary
Oct 17, 2017

Absolutely loved it. Any mystery novel has usually Who/Why/Where/When/How questions to be answered. In Keigo Higashino's novel, we usually know all the answers to "W" questions. We know who / why / where /when. We just don't know How and usually it seems impossible but we just can't see it. The beauty of the book is its simplicity. Very few characters not too intricate plot line and will definitely keep you engaged till the end. I so wish I had read this book earlier. Hopefully there are more of Higashino's Japanese books translated to English.

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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.

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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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