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The Name of the Game is Kidnapping by Keigo Higashino

‘The Name of the Game is Kidnapping’ is an odd mystery. I kept reading through the novel knowing that Keigo Higashino can always produce an excellent ending. Sakuma is a successful Ad agency man. Things always work well for him … Continue reading

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Journey Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino

‘Journey Under the Midnight Sun’ is a complex mystery by Japanese author Keigo Higashino. In 1973 in a partly constructed building in Osaka, a child finds a dead man who has been stabbed. The man is a pawnbroker named Kirihara. … Continue reading

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A Midsummer’s Equation by Keigo Higashino

‘A Midsummer’s Equation’ is Keigo Higashino’s 3rd novel featuring Tokyo detective Shunpei Kusanagi and his friend physics professor Manabu Yukawa, sometimes known as Detective Galileo. Yukawa has travelled to the small seaside town of Hari Cove. DESMEC (Deep Sea Metals … Continue reading

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Malice by Keigo Higashino

‘Malice’ is a murder mystery by Japanese writer Keigo Higashino who also wrote the Detective Galileo novels – ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’ and ‘Salvation of a Saint’ and a lot of other novels that haven’t been translated into English … Continue reading

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Keigo Higashino Profile and Books

Keigo Higashino (東野 圭吾) is one of the most popular authors in Japan, writing mystery books as well as children’s books. He was born in 1958 in Osaka and began writing while working as an engineer for DENSO. After winning … Continue reading

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Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino

‘Salvation of a Saint’ is the second book by best-selling Japanese author Keigo Higashino to be translated into English. Many of the same characters appear in this novel as in the brilliant ‘Devotion of Suspect X’. Yoshitaka Mashiba has a … Continue reading

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The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

Wow, what a brilliant clever novel! Yusako Hanaoka is a single mother of a teenage daughter Misato. She used to work as a hostess in a club, but now works in a lunch box shop. Her next-door neighbour, Ishigami, is … Continue reading

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