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Title:The Devotion of Suspect X
Authors:Keigo Higashino
Info:Abacus (2012), Paperback, 384 pages
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wonderful - a different kind from the thrillers I have read so far....good plot. heard of this book when it was related to the plot of a movie in a regional language..... but, what a find! ( )
  RinkuGeeyo | Sep 4, 2014 |
A very different kind of mystery since you know the murderer in the first chapter. A great chess game of geniuses. It really kept me turning pages. The characters stuck with me long after I finished reading. I will look forward to seeing more from this author. ( )
  njcur | Feb 13, 2014 |
What a compelling, surprising book and not at all what one would have expected. This is more of a psychological book than a thriller or a detective-story, because it starts with murder, and right from the beginning the reader knows who did it, how and why. So the story evolves round how the culprit is or isn't able to fool the police. The story pivots round a brilliant mathematician and his friend, a brilliant physician who is also his opponent. While the former tries to fool the police, the latter tries to see through the tricks.
This was a fun read with some very clever twists and turns that kept my attention till the very last page. Highly recommended if you like crime-fiction with a little bit extra. ( )
  JustJoey4 | Nov 18, 2013 |
A short, nice, quick read murder mystery story. A man covers up crime for his beloved in most unusual manner. ( )
  ashishg | Nov 5, 2013 |
The Devotion of Suspect X is an interesting mystery with a tense atmosphere and a few surprises (just when I thought I understood the case and the way everything was going to turn out, Higashino throws in a few surprises that I did not anticipate). The way in which Ishigami and Yukawa interact and later try to figure out the other reminds me a little of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. The novel dragged at times and some of the characterisations could've been fleshed out further. You could read my full review over at my blog (may contain some spoilers!): http://www.caffeinatedlife.net/blog/2012/04/16/review-the-devotion-of-suspect-x/ ( )
  caffeinatedlife | Sep 1, 2013 |
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Anyone may be capable of murder, but only a mathematical genius can concoct a foolproof plan for getting away with it. That’s the premise of THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X, Keigo Higashino’s ingeniously plotted mystery about a math teacher who deduces that the neighbor he worships has murdered her abusive ex-husband and then calmly offers to help her escape the consequences. “Logical thinking will get us through this,” Tetsuya Ishigami promises...
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The series name of 'Detective Galileo' relates to the character  Manabu Yukawa who is a professor and physicist in the books and is frequently consulted by his friend, a detective in the Tokyo police - he is affectionately known as 'Detective Galileo'
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Yasuko Hanaoka, a divorced single mother, thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband. But when he shows up one day, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter, Misato, the situation quickly escalates and he ends up dead on her apartment floor. Without hesitation, her enigmatic neighbor, Ishigami, a brilliant math teacher whose devotion to Yasuko runs deep, offers to calculate the perfect alibi. His one condition is that the two women must follow his instructions to the letter.

Detective Kusanagi of the Tokyo Police, faced with a brutal murder and evidence that doesn't add up, seeks the advice of his college friend Dr. Manabu Yukawa, a brilliant physicist nicknamed "Detective Galileo." Yukawa knows the math genius from his past, and what ensues is a fierce battle of wits, one mastermind against another, one using all his skill and wits to uncover the truth, the other risking everything, proving the depths of his devotion.

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Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment floor. Overhearing the commotion, Yasuko’s next door neighbor, middle-aged high school mathematics teacher Ishigami, offers his help, disposing not only of the body but plotting the cover-up step-by-step.

When the body turns up and is identified, Detective Kusanagi draws the case and Yasuko comes under suspicion. Kusanagi is unable to find any obvious holes in Yasuko’s manufactured alibi and yet is still sure that there’s something wrong. Kusanagi brings in Dr. Manabu Yukawa, a physicist and college friend who frequently consults with the police. Yukawa, known to the police by the nickname Professor Galileo, went to college with Ishigami. After meeting up with him again, Yukawa is convinced that Ishigami had something to do with the murder. What ensues is a high level battle of wits, as Ishigami tries to protect Yasuko by outmaneuvering and outthinking Yukawa, who faces his most clever and determined opponent yet.

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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.… (more)

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