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  • Published: New York : Minotaur Books, 2011.
  • Year Published: 2011
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Description: 298 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780312375065 (hbk.)
  • 0312375069 (hbk.)

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The devotion of suspect X

by Higashino, Keigo, 1958-

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Call number: Mystery

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Translation of: Yōgisha X no kenshin.

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.

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Suspenseful and engrossing

An engrossing alternative to the traditional who-done-it, The Devotion of Suspect X centers around a battle of wits between a brilliant high school math teacher and an old friend. As the reader, you already know how the murder occurred. What you're trying to figure out is how the high school teacher is managing to protect his neighbor so well. The translation does a great job of supporting the story, it doesn't feel as if you're reading something that was originally written in another language.

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