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    • Publication date:18 Jul 2013
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Salvation of a Saint

By Keigo Higashino

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The stunning new thriller from the author of the Japanese 2 million copy bestseller THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X

When a man is discovered dead by poisoning in his empty home his beautiful wife, Ayane, immediately falls under suspicion. All clues point to Ayane being the logical suspect, but how could she have committed the crime when she was hundreds of miles away?

As Tokyo police detective Kusanagi tries to unpick a seemingly unrelated sequence of events he finds himself falling for Ayane. When his judgement becomes dangerously clouded his assistant must call on an old friend for help; it will take a genius to unravel the most spectacular web of deceit they have ever faced...

SALVATION OF A SAINT is a magnificently complex and page-turning thriller starring international crime fiction's most enigmatic sleuth.This is essential reading for all fans of exceptional crime fiction.

Biographical Notes

Keigo Higashino was born in Osaka. He started writing novels while still working as an engineer at Nippon Denso Co. He won the Edogawa Rampo Prize for writing at age 27, and subsequently quit his job to start a career as a writer in Tokyo.

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  • ISBN: 9780349139340
  • Publication date: 17 Jan 2013
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Abacus
The Japanese Stieg Larsson — The Times
Intricate and beguiling...if you like riddles inside enigmas, it will please you no end. — Guardian on The Devotion of Suspect X
The plot is taut and intriguing...this psychological driver sets it apart from more run-of-the-mill crime thrillers...Agatha Christie would be mightily impressed. — Financial Times on The Devotion of Suspect X
Meticulous...a thriller hung on obsessional love and impeccable logic which drags you along with a teasing "how did he do it" logic...and the ending is a killer twist. — Metro on The Devotion of Suspect X
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