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Keigo Higashino

Author of The Devotion of Suspect X

191 Works 5,418 Members 468 Reviews 8 Favorited

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Series

Works by Keigo Higashino

The Devotion of Suspect X (2005) 1,849 copies
Malice (1996) 641 copies
Salvation of a Saint (2008) 577 copies
Newcomer (2009) 289 copies
A Midsummer's Equation (2011) 282 copies
Naoko (1998) 220 copies
Silent Parade (2021) 130 copies
A Death in Tokyo (2011) 128 copies
The Final Curtain (2023) 65 copies
Mukashi Boku ga Shinda Ie (1997) 53 copies
The Red Finger (2006) 29 copies
Tantei Galileo (2002) 24 copies
Tegami (2003) 17 copies
Mugen-bana (2013) 16 copies
Yochimu (2003) 15 copies
Watashi ga Kare o Koroshita (2002) 14 copies
Galileo no Kunō (2008) 14 copies
Tenkū no Hachi (1998) 14 copies
Reikusaido (2003) 13 copies
Ryūsei no Kizuna (2008) 12 copies
Samayou Yaiba (2004) 11 copies
Gen'ya (2007) 10 copies
Nemuri no mori (1992) 9 copies
Kataomoi (2004) 8 copies
Purachina Dēta (2012) 7 copies
Dokushō Shōsetsu (1999) 7 copies
Dōkyūsei (1996) 7 copies
Daiingu Ai (2011) 7 copies
Yoake no Machi de (2010) 6 copies
Henshin (1994) 6 copies
Masukarēdo Hoteru (2011) 6 copies
Bunshin (1996) 6 copies
假面前夜 (2016) 5 copies
Heads, volume 1 (2003) 5 copies
Hōkago (1988) 5 copies
Graduation (1989) 5 copies
Uso o Mō Hitotsu Dake (2003) 5 copies
Delitto a Tokyo (2023) 5 copies
11文字の殺人 (1990) 4 copies
Hakugin Jakku (2010) 4 copies
Heads, volume 4 (2003) 4 copies
Heads 3 (2003) 4 copies
Tokio (2005) 4 copies
Meitantei no okite (1999) 4 copies
Heads Vol.2 (2003) 4 copies
Waishō Shōsetsu (2012) 3 copies
クスノキの番人 (2020) 3 copies
放學後 (2009) 3 copies
美しき凶器 (1997) 3 copies
ラプラスの魔女 (2015) 2 copies
Gakusei-gai no Satsujin (1990) 2 copies
Ano Koro no Dareka (2011) 2 copies
人魚の眠る家 (2015) 2 copies
Tantei Kurabu (2005) 2 copies
Kaishō Shōsetsu (1998) 2 copies
沈黙のパレード (2018) 2 copies
L'impeccabile (2021) 2 copies
Fate [Japanese Edition] (1993) 2 copies
Naniwa Shōnen Tanteidan (1991) 2 copies
禁忌的魔術 (2018) 1 copy
空洞的十字架 (2014) 1 copy
幻夜 1 copy
transform [Paperback] (2009) 1 copy
白夜行 1 copy
真夏の方程式 (2011) 1 copy
宿命 (2005) 1 copy
幻夜 (2018) 1 copy
危險的維納斯 (2019) 1 copy
十字屋的小丑 (2014) 1 copy
幻夜 (2004) 1 copy
虛像的丑角 (2017) 1 copy
私が彼を殺した (2023) 1 copy
希望の糸 (2022) 1 copy
分身 1 copy
プラチナデータ (2011) 1 copy
宿命 1 copy
夢幻花 1 copy
殺人之門 (2019) 1 copy
怪人們 1 copy
戀愛纜車 (2018) 1 copy
希望之線 1 copy
1 copy
Hayate rondo (2013) 1 copy
Tenshi no mimi (1995) 1 copy
Jūji Yashiki no Piero (1992) 1 copy
Uinku de Kampai (1992) 1 copy
虚ろな十字架 (2014) 1 copy
Heads, Band 2 (2006) 1 copy
11????? 1 copy
Heads, Band 4 (2007) 1 copy
Heads, Band 1 (2006) 1 copy
手紙 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
東野圭吾
Birthdate
1958-02-04
Gender
male
Nationality
Japan
Country (for map)
Japan
Birthplace
Osaka, Japan
Places of residence
Osaka, Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Education
Osaka Prefecture University
Occupations
mystery novelist
children's book author
engineer
Organizations
Mystery Writers of Japan

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Reviews

More of a “howtheydidit” than a “whodunnit,” super heady without getting in the way of its riveting and emotional narrative. Really loved this one, def gonna read more Higashino.
 
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Amateria66 | 240 other reviews | May 24, 2024 |
Holy Snapple, so dang good. Nested diaries, confessions, and interview transcripts! Love it! Also ends EXACTLY when it needs to. Read it in like two sittings.
 
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Amateria66 | 40 other reviews | May 24, 2024 |
First things first: it was nice to meet the familiar characters again. Yukawa, Kusanagi, Utsumi. As the series progresses, the detectives are getting better and better at their jobs. This is shown very well. Kusanagi certainly knows how to interrogate a suspect! Yukawa is still the smartest person in any room, though.

I really liked the police procedural parts, and conversations between Yukawa and Kusanagi, Yukawa and Utsumi.

“What’s all this about? Come on, tell me.”
“It’s so blindingly obvious, I really shouldn’t need to.”

“You shouldn’t be the one to decide if your idea is stupid or not. And you certainly don’t want to rush to judgment about something being impossible. Buried inside a crazy idea, you can often find useful hints for solving problems. You should come out and say it, and see what a third party has to say.”

As for the mystery itself, there are two missing person cases that seem to be connected. There is grief, trauma, perseverance in the face of grief and dreams of revenge. The investigation proceeds, and the case becomes more and more convoluted. Reader: I understand what happened! Author: No, you don’t. Reader: Well, I understand now. Author: Trust me, you don’t. Reader: Oh. Now I know what happened. Author: You don’t, I told you!”

Putting the puzzle together is very interesting, but gets too convoluted. I lost track of all the characters who were not the detectives and wasn’t emotionally involved, except in the end – unlike other books by this author I had read. The story is very dark, but I was more interested in the solving of the mystery than in feeling things.

I think I am left with 3.7 stars rounded up to 4. Flawed Keigo Higashino is still better than many other things out there.

P.S. I am still planning to read everything by Keigo Higashino that had been published/will be published in English.
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Alexandra_book_life | 15 other reviews | May 14, 2024 |
My first Japanese mystery. Loved it, especially the picture of Japanese society in general and Tokyo specifically. Will definitely be looking for more!
 
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roguelike | 16 other reviews | Apr 21, 2024 |

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Statistics

Works
191
Members
5,418
Popularity
#4,601
Rating
3.8
Reviews
468
ISBNs
417
Languages
19
Favorited
8

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