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Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino
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This is my third Higashino novel. Read Malice first, then The Devotion of Suspect X. All three involve a seemingly perfect murder. It's like a chess game with subtle, intricate plotting and a baffling lack of clues. In all 3 books, it is either known or fairly obvious who the killer is. The problem is how to prove it because of the near perfect murder scenario. In The Salvation of a Saint, a woman's husband is poisoned while she is far away visiting her parents. Could she be guilty? How can you poison someone from hundreds of miles away? Or did someone else do it? This is my second 'Detective Galileo' book - nickname for a scientist who helps the police solve difficult cases. You may not like this book if you like a lot of fast-paced action as Higashino's books are a bit more cerebral but they are not slow moving either. The characters are very interesting and the plots are complex. More of a psychological thriller than an action-packed one. Can't wait to read the next one in the series: A Midsummer's Equation.

Three months later: I changed my rating from 5 to 4 after reading the 3rd book in the series - A Midsummer's Equation. The Salvation of a Saint, I now feel, was not as suspenseful as the first one, The Devotion of Suspect X. Also the characters were more interesting in the first one. Still a good read though. ( )
  MitchMcCrimmon | Apr 27, 2018 |
Really enjoyed this book even though it was translated from Japanese. The characters are wonderful. ( )
  bcrowl399 | May 9, 2017 |
David Pittu
  jmail | Mar 21, 2016 |
Excellent. Higashino writes compelling characters, and plays on your sense of fair play and empathy. ( )
  CaineBooks | May 2, 2015 |
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The pansies in the planter had flowered—a few small, bright blooms.
Der var mange små blomster på stedmoderplanterne i urtepotterne.
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When a man about to leave his wife is found murdered and the wife has a too-convenient alibi that convinces a smitten lead detective of her innocence, Professor Manubu Yukawa is tapped by a concerned Kaoru Utsumi to solve a seemingly impossible case.

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