Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

Today I finished reading The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino.  This police procedural novel was nominated for the 2012 Edgar Award.

The book is a translation of a Japanese novel.  I graduated from high school at Misawa AFB, Amori, Japan.  This doesn't make me an expert on all things Japanese.  But I did enjoy the memories of life in Japan in the early 60's that the story elicited.

"Japanese crime writers excel at many things: one is slow tightening of the noose that's at the fast-pounding heart of the police procedural.  The Devotion of Suspect X is a teriffic book in that tradition, and it's about time American readers got a crack at it" - S. J. Rozan

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