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Title:De fatale toewijding van verdachte X
Authors:Keigo Higashino
Other authors:Luk Van Haute
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The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

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A classic novel of detection set in Japan, and inside the world of extreme logic, chess and mathematics. Only disappointing in it's refusal to overturn the classic laws of detective novels, that right must 'win' in the end, although in classic Japanese style nothing is that simple. The characterisation and local colour matches the brilliance of the plot. ( )
  nandadevi | Jul 22, 2015 |
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Yasuko lives a quiet life, a good mother to her only child. But when her ex-husband appears at her door one evening, her comfortable world is shattered.

When Detective Kusanagi of the Tokyo Police tries to piece together the events of that night, he finds himself confronted by the most puzzling, mysterious circumstances he has ever investigated. Nothing quite makes sense ... ( )
  helenell | Jul 18, 2015 |
Excellent. The book proceeds in a quiet, restrained way, all the way to the end, which hits you like a spear to the heart and a brick to the face. It's devastatingly raw, and stays with you. ( )
  CaineBooks | May 2, 2015 |
What a thriller - like a chess game in terms of strategy, or a mathematical puzzle! I really like this Japanese author and recommend his books (this is 2nd one I've read). ( )
  sandra.k.heinzman | Apr 2, 2015 |
What a thriller - like a chess game in terms of strategy, or a mathematical puzzle! I really like this Japanese author and recommend his books (this is 2nd one I've read). ( )
  sandra.k.heinzman | Apr 2, 2015 |
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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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Alexander, Elye J.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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