Salvation of a Saint: A Detective Galileo Novel

Salvation of a Saint A Detective Galileo Novel From the author of the internationally bestselling award winning The Devotion of Suspect X comes the latest novel featuring Detective Galileo In The Devotion of Suspect X was a hit with critics

  • Title: Salvation of a Saint: A Detective Galileo Novel
  • Author: Keigo Higashino Alexander O. Smith
  • ISBN: 9781250015860
  • Page: 344
  • Format: ebook
  • From the author of the internationally bestselling, award winning The Devotion of Suspect X comes the latest novel featuring Detective Galileo In 2011, The Devotion of Suspect X was a hit with critics and readers alike The first major English language publication from the most popular bestselling writer in Japan, it was acclaimed as stunning, brilliant, and ingeniouFrom the author of the internationally bestselling, award winning The Devotion of Suspect X comes the latest novel featuring Detective Galileo In 2011, The Devotion of Suspect X was a hit with critics and readers alike The first major English language publication from the most popular bestselling writer in Japan, it was acclaimed as stunning, brilliant, and ingenious Now physics professor Manabu Yukawa Detective Galileo returns in a new case of impossible murder, where instincts clash with facts and theory with reality.Yoshitaka, who was about to leave his marriage and his wife, is poisoned by arsenic laced coffee and dies His wife, Ayane, is the logical suspect except that she was hundreds of miles away when he was murdered The lead detective, Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi, is immediately smitten with her and refuses to believe that she could have had anything to do with the crime His assistant, Kaoru Utsumi, however, is convinced Ayane is guilty While Utsumi s instincts tell her one thing, the facts of the case are another matter So she does what her boss has done for years when stymied she calls upon Professor Manabu Yukawa.But even the brilliant mind of Dr Yukawa has trouble with this one, and he must somehow find a way to solve an impossible murder and capture a very real, very deadly murderer.Salvation of a Saint is Keigo Higashino at his mind bending best, pitting emotion against fact in a beautifully plotted crime novel filled with twists and reverses that will astonish and surprise even the most attentive and jaded of readers.

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    1. Crystal Bryant

      I was completely captured by Higashino's previous book, The Devotion of Suspect X, and pre-ordered Salvation of a Saint as soon as I heard about it.It exceeded my expectations. How do you keep your readers interested in a murder mystery when the murderer is revealed at the very beginning of the book?1) By making the execution of the murder so devious that it will need the input of "Detective Galileo", a modern day, Japanese Sherlock, to reveal it.2) By writing the murderer and the investigators [...]

    2. Marita

      "'This is perfect, actually,’ Utsumi said as he handed her one of the mugs. ‘What is?’ ‘This coffee. You see, the case begins with a cup of coffee.’"Get yourself a cup of coffee as you settle down to read this Japanese mystery novel. Coffee in fact plays a very important part in this story.Right from the outset we know the who (or do we?) and the why. What we don't know is the how. Oh, we know that the victim's coffee was poisoned, but how and when was it done? However, the police have [...]

    3. Samadrita

      **A big thank you to Blogadda for kindly forwarding a review copy to me**The task of reviewing a novel of the mystery-detective genre usually presents itself as a challenge to me. Not because it is hard to put into words what the story holds without giving away spoilers. But because a detective novel usually doesn't give a reviewer much to go on, aside from a mystery and its solution.But despite being a book of the same genre, Salvation of a Saint, provides ample food for thought on the complexi [...]

    4. Eve

      "Kusanagi had met plenty of good, admirable people who'd been turned into murderers by circumstance. There was something about them he always seemed to sense, an aura that they shared. Somehow, their transgression freed them from the confines of a mortal existence, allowing them to perceive the great truths of the universe. At the same time, it meant they had one foot in forbidden territory. They straddled the line between sanity and madness."Detective Galileo has done it again, by solving the p [...]

    5. Amit Shetty

      There's nothing more scary than the truth that hides in plain sight.First of all, what makes this this murder mystery an interesting read,1. By the end of the 1st chapter, you will know who committed the murder.2. By the end of the 2nd chapter, you will know what happened to the victim (as we always do).BUT3. It will take close to 300+ pages to find out exactly how the victim was murdered.When one picks up a murder mystery, one might expect an extremely elaborate plan to murder, motives that can [...]

    6. Patrick Sherriff

      I don't recommend this book if you are trying to cut down on caffeine. I say this as someone who drinks far too much coffee for his own good. I decided to knock coffee on the head for a week. The same week, by chance, I started listening to the audiobook of Salvation of a Saint. On day one, I had terrible headaches and a real craving for the smell and taste of filter coffee. And then I found, much to my chagrin, the victim keels over from a cup of poisoned coffee and all I could think about was [...]

    7. Carol

      Salvation of a Saint is the second Higashino novel I've read in as many weeks. It takes place in Japan and is a masterful police procedural featuring several police detectives and the ever-fabulous physics professor Yukawa solving what appears initially to be the perfect crime. One of the things I love about Higashino's novels is that they reflect a uniquely Japanese style and temperament. The aggressive/confrontational interrogation tactics typical of American detective novels and movies is now [...]

    8. S.Ach

      The tag "Japanese Stieg Larrson" did me in. It made me fall for this book and wasted 3-4 hours of my life that I am not going to get back.I was not exactly expecting a 'Crime and Punishment' here. But, tell me, if it is unfair to expect a 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' from the "Japanese Stieg Larrson".Even if I am not particularly a big fan of Larrson (well, I didn't like the latter 2 books in the Millennium series as much as the first one), but comparing Higashino to Larrson is like compari [...]

    9. Jeanette

      These Keigo Higashino are fixed within a common mystery/detective genre, but hold a singular Japanese style which quite changes the formula. It alters difference in feel, approach, confrontation, reflecting the over culture well. But that exact point of style in particular is also a factor to why many readers of impatience or other faster paced and less repetitious to manners sensibilities would not persevere to the end. Many Westerners will pale at the repeating language. Exact words in plot pr [...]

    10. Syl

      Was better than my expectations. Devoured it page by page. I love intelligence in women, devious brains and a mystery which exercises my brain cells, and of course the Japanese way of life, storytelling and descriptions.A man in his early middle age , who was about to divorce his wife of a year, as she couldn't conceive in the stipulated time, is found dead in his house by his young lover, who's in fact the wife's disciple. He's died of arsenic poisoning. And the search for the killer starts, th [...]

    11. Versha

      3.5I get the pattern of Keigo Higashino novels. First we come to know the crime and then the next moment we get to know the criminal but what we won’t know is the reason behind it and these kinds of mysteries is what i love to read. Where rather than concentrating on who is the criminal, the plot is more about why and how it was done. Ayane and Yoshitaka a married couple, don't have children even after trying. But Yoshitaka is so adamant about having his own child that he doesn’t mind divorc [...]

    12. Mobyskine

      I love Keigo's style a lot, he always make me go nervous after revealing who's the killer and go mysteriously wonder about how they will do the investigation later. The case seems so simple, suspect was obvious and yet Keigo was so great to keep me glued until the very last page.The new girl detective really caught my eyes, so in love with her style of investigation. I was shocked with her conclusion about Kusanagi to Yukawa. I never thought Kusanagi would go personal on it, but he after all a h [...]

    13. Scarlet

      A good unconventional mystery but it lacked the punch-in-the-gut intensity that made The Devotion of Suspect X shine.

    14. Ashish Iyer

      This book has much to enjoy. A trip to Japan, a good investigator, a puzzling and confusing investigation. You know the who, what and how of the murder. The ingenious outcome has some awful aspects. It doesn't disappoint in construction but is disturbing.

    15. Ms.pegasus

      This unconventional mystery has at its core a playful consideration of gender stereotypes. From page 1, the victim, Yoshitaka Mashiba, is a preening narcissist unapologetic about his misogyny. The book opens with his reiteration of his so-called 'life's plan'. The only purpose of marriage is to have children. It's been a year, and his wife Ayane is still not pregnant. Her time is up, he announces, while at the same time chiding her for her unsympathetic attitude toward this setback in this goal. [...]

    16. Soham Chakraborty

      Here comes the second thriller of Keigo Higashino, who I have fallen in awe with, after the jaw-dropping end of Devotion of Suspect X. I will start off this review telling that, if you haven't read the first one till now, please do yourself a favour and read that. I would put that novel beside The Millennium Trilogy. Higashino hasn't got the nick 'Japanese Stieg Larsson' for free.First a question. How would you keep your readers glued to a crime story where in the first chapter you have declared [...]

    17. Maria

      Keigo Higashino, who teased readers worldwide with his novel THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X about a year ago is back again with a new novel to tease again, intrigue again and keep readers turning the pages until the very end. The author known as 'the Japanese Stieg Larsson' has a reputation to maintain and he's certainly doing a good job of maintaining it.True, it was an English playwright, Congreve, who said that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. But this is a universal phenomenon. When the pe [...]

    18. Tarinee Prasad

      The solution was " √(−1)" . theoretically possible yet practically imaginary interesting yet far-fetched

    19. Bill Khaemba

      Sadly, my expectations were not met Maybe it's because it's the 5th book of the series but in my opinion it's pretty forgettable and very underwhelming

    20. Nina

      Review berisi spoiler!Susah mereview buku ini tanpa memberi spoiler disana sini.Salvation of a Saint buku kedua Mr Higashino yang saya baca. Saya terpesona dengan kasus, pelaku, dan pemecahan yang super rapi dan alibi susah dipecahkan. Saya terenyuh dan kaget melihat Kusanagi jatuh cinta pada sang suspect. Meski begitu, dalam perjalanannya menangani kasus ini, ternyata Kusanagi masih berakal sehat dan cinta tidak membutakan akal sehatnya. Dia memiliki insting yang kuat sebagai detektif. Jadi, di [...]

    21. Vaisakhi

      A lot can happen over a cup of coffee it is said, after reading “Salvation of a Saint” I would love to add murder to the list. Set in modern Tokyo, “Salvation of Saint” is Keigo Higashino’s 1st book I came across. Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi is the lead protagonist of this crime fiction and has the task of figuring out the killer of Yoshitaka Mashiba along with his team members Utsumi, Mamiya, Kishitani and detective Galileo Prof. Yukawa. The story starts with the couple Yoshitaka [...]

    22. Libros Prestados

      El maldito de Keigo Higashino lo ha vuelto a hacer, la resolución ha vuelto a sorprenderme. Esta novela es una muestra del "lab lit" o "literatura de laboratorio" en el que la resolución de un misterio mediante medios o procedimientos científicos centra toda la historia. No es como CSI. Aquí, más que técnicas forenses modernas, lo que importa es utilizar el razonamiento científico para dilucidar el cómo. Más incluso que el porqué. El porqué es lo que se va desgranando poco a poco mien [...]

    23. Jana

      Ordinarily, if a murder mystery began with the killer’s stated intention toward the victim, I’d tell readers to proceed with caution (or avoid the book altogether). How challenging can a mystery be if the primary actors are revealed right away? Where’s the mystery? Salvation of a Saint was written by Keigo Higashino, so the mystery lies in how, and why, whether the murderer will be caught, and—most importantly—whether you want them to be caught. As in every other Higashino mystery I’ [...]

    24. Todos Mis Libros

      Hace mucho tiempo, creo que antes de tener el blog, leí La devoción del sospechoso X, del mismo autor. Un libro que me cautivó por completo y que no he dejado de recomendar desde entonces. Por eso, al enterarme de que había otro título del autor publicado en castellano no dudé en hacerme con él y repetir experiencia. La lectura ha sido satisfactoria, ya que estamos ante un puzzle muy complejo y difícil de resolver, pese a saber, desde la primera página, quién es el asesino, al igual qu [...]

    25. Diane

      An excellent, first-class mystery. This is the second "Detective Galileo" mystery I have read and, as much as I liked the first one (The Devotion of Suspect X: A Detective Galileo Novel), I think this one is much better.Yoshitaka Mashiba is a selfish, heartless, and callous man who is obsessed with having a child. When his wife Ayane is unable to have one after barely a year of marriage, he decides their marriage is over - and he already has a replacement waiting. Not surprisingly, he is dead by [...]

    26. Hilmi Isa

      Yoshitaka Mashiba,seorang CEO di sebuah syarikat IT,ditemui mati di dalam rumahnya oleh Hiromi Wakayama. Hiromi merupakan 'kekasih gelap' kepada Yoshitaka. Apa yang menimbulkan tanda tanya adalah bagaimana mangsa meninggal dunia? Punca kematiannya adalah diakibatkan oleh racun yang terkandung di dalam kopi yang diminumnya. Tiada tanda-tanda yang menunjukkan rumah si mati diceroboh masuk. Perkara ini menyebabkan isteri mangsa,Ayane Mita atau Mashiba disyaki. Namun demikian,ketika kejadian pembunu [...]

    27. Dhiraj Sharma

      Those who liked Keigo Higashino first novel “The Devotion of Suspect X” are definitely going to like “Salvation of a Saint” The premise is same as the earlier book with the murderer getting revealed at the very beginning of the book and the trick lies in keeping the reader engrossed till the end by playing the cat and mouse game between the police detectives and the suspect.With each new lead, the reader gets to re-examine the clues along with the detectives. There are several red herrin [...]

    28. Diane S ☔

      This is only the second detective story I have read set in Japan. It is amazing, the many difference in the tone and writing of the various stories set in different countries. The British mysteries are very detailed, slower moving and atmospheric. The Nordic mysteries are very stark, the writing blunt and somewhat colder somehow. The Japanese seem to like puzzle mysteries, very matter fact writing, with very little emotion shown. I find it quite fascinating just as I found this novel. It is more [...]

    29. Pat

      Devotion of Suspect X was a fabulous read. Salvation of a Saint is a good book and has an amazing explanation for how the murder happened. For me, the difference between the 2 books is the buildup/telling of the story. Devotion took me down the garden path so I was not at all clear on how things would turn out. With Salvation, I didn't have things figured out but the process of discovery seemed a bit more boring or drawn out. Again, the reveal at the end is amazing but the journey there seemed a [...]

    30. cloudyskye

      Ist jetzt nicht so superspannend, aber die Tatsache, dass der Krimi in Japan spielt und von einem Japaner geschrieben wurde, fasziniert mich einfach. Man lernt doch einiges, mir war z.B. gar nicht klar, dass die Stadt Hiroshima heute ganz normal wieder bewohnt ist. (Da fällt mir auf: Fukushima - stimmt vielleicht etwas nicht mit der Endung "-shima" bei japanischen Orten?)Die Lösung des Falls ist mir ein bisschen zu "technisch". Ich wünschte, solche Krimis gäbe es auch mit Schauplatz Korea!

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