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Devotion of Suspect X [Keigo Higashino] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Devotion of Suspect X. Higashino won Japan’s Naoki Prize for Best Novel with this stunning thriller about miscarried human devotion, a bestseller in Japan. The Devotion of Suspect X [Yôgisha X no kenshin] (). Keigo Higashino ( quoted from The Devotion of Suspect X [Yôgisha X no kenshin]). “Maybe you’re.

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This is my first brush with Japanese literature, and my appetite craves for more. As is the case with the magician, so with the mystery writer – devoyion more the skill in the smoothness of execution, the more mystifying the trick seems. Like a magician, Higashino carefully employs misdirection to suit his sleight-of-hand.

View all 3 comments. I almost wish Ishigami could triumph over Yukawa.

Yasuko had moved several times to hide from Togashi, but he always found her. As you begin turning the pages, you would become acquainted with Yasuko Hanoaka, a single parent who has needed to move to get away from kekgo ex, at long last snaps when he appears at her new entryway.

MathFiction: The Devotion of Suspect X [Yôgisha X no kenshin] (Keigo Higashino)

Professor Yukawa Manabu must solve the mysteries of seemingly accidental death of another guest at the countryside motel he was spending his vacation in. The author presents us with a greater challenge than wondering who the devotioh is: Shogi is also known as Japanese Chess Impossible to review without spoilers, impossible to stop thinking about. Manabu Yukawa, to sift through the clues and red herrings. There is a policeman. View all 4 comments. When I was done reading this, I could see why.


Description Yasuko lives a quiet life, working in a Tokyo bento shop, a good mother to her only child.

This book was like an intense chess match and after each move from one end there was another counter-move from the other end. To higashink other readers questions about The Devotion of Suspect Xplease sign up.

The Devotion of Suspect X

They don’t have much to say to each other despite being neighbours. Yet in the brief space of a few fairly straight-forward chapters, these elements transform. Highly recommended for fans of international crime fiction. View all 14 comments.

We see mathematics education in the interactions between Ishigami and his students. The ending is one of the best I’ve ever read. A crime is committed and then a plan is formed to cover-up the crime. Ishigami, a high school math teacher whose brilliance and devotion to math are here allocated to assisting his ordinary, likable next door neighbor in covering up a murder, by employing masterful misdirection to focus the police on time-wasting, unimportant questions and issues.

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Return to Book Page. Things go out of hand and Yasuko ends up killing him with the help of Misato. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?


The story about an ambitious journalist who eagerly pursues a long-forgotten accident. I admit that I was doubtful; how was I to stay interested in a mystery where I already knew the answers to the ‘who-what-where-why-when? The translation is done pretty well and the flow of the story is really good. Either stop here, or if you must, gentle reader, I will continue.

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Not only was it on the best-seller list, but it also won the prestigious Naoki thw for best novel and it was subsequently turned into a film which was a box-office hit. I had no idea of what to expect and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this, my first outing with a Japanese murder mystery.

There is an implicit analogy between this mathematical question and the situation in the story because Ishigami’s scheme involves presenting a believable scenario to the police, an explanation for the murder that they will accept but does not implicate the Hanaokas.

Having read the fifth novel in this series, Salvation of a SaintI was intrigued enough to read this one.