The Devotion of Suspect X (Paperback)

By Keigo Higashino

Bungeishunju/Tsai Fong Books, 9784167110123, 394pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2008

March 2011 Indie Next List

“A chess game or a battle of the brains? A bestseller in Japan, this is a mystery about the aftermath of an unintentional murder. Ishigami, a mathematician, is in love with one of the murderers. He is coaching her on how to deal with the police to avoid suspicion. His old friend, a physicist, is helping the detective on the case. Two brilliant minds battle with each other - a fascinating game of cat and mouse. The ending has a twist that only increases the reader's pleasure. This is excellent!”
— Susan Wasson, Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM
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Description

Winner of the 134th Naoki Award prize. Mystery romance. A high school teacher and a mathematics genius was an eccentric until he fell in love with a woman, and began to plot a perfect crime. The English translation is titled "The Devotion of Suspect X," translated by Alexander O. Smith, released 2/1/2011. The book is reviewed by Tom Nolan on the 1/28/2011 Wall Street Journal. In Japanese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
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