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Newly transferred to a precinct in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo, Detective Kyochiro Kaga, while investigating the puzzling murder of a woman, soon discovers that nearly all the people living and working in the business district of Nihonbashi are suspects.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2018
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250067869
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hig
Description: viii, 342 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Murray, Giles


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Detective Kyochiro Kaga of the Tokyo Police Department has just been transferred to a new precinct in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo. Kaga is promptly assigned to the team investigating the murder of a woman. But the more he investigates, the greater number of potential suspects emerges. It isn't l... Read More »

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Jul 09, 2019

What a delightful read.

Jul 07, 2019

Irony of ironies . . . . . a murder or errors!
Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga -- a cross between Sherlock Holmes, Mr. Moto, Pliny the Elder and Columbo -- but with a decidedly Nippon flavor -- is the main character and mover in this detective mystery for connoisseurs of the genre.
Equal parts police detective and grief counselor, Det. Kaga will sort out this murder -- that is a celestial given!
Lucky are we to witness the unfolding process . . . . .
[Det. Kaga thoroughly knows his new beat -- what a rare and honorable police professional!]

Mar 25, 2019

What a refreshing little mystery. Enjoyed getting a glimpse of modern and traditional Japanese tradition in Tokyo as a very determined and underestimated detective works his way through the important "small details" of the case in order to solve it.

This book was just translated into English in 2018. If more books from this series were published in English, I would enjoy reading them also.

Mar 19, 2019

Oh, Detective Kaga. What an unassuming, clever "Newcomer" you are. Each carefully laid out and compartmentalized character contributes to this mystery. Neat and orderly, Higashino brings a murder mystery to a close - at the very end I might add.

Dec 27, 2018

Higashino's style may not be to everyone's taste, but I found this very well written Japanese detective story engaging. Unique in its approach to plot line, each chapter brings Detective Kaga closer to the solution: focusing on a mini-mystery as seen through the perspective of a character in one of the store fronts of a traditional Tokyo shopping district. The simple style (and a list of characters at the front of the book) made it easy to handle complex plot line. The plot folded in on itself like an origami animal until the solution was clear -- enjoyable!

Dec 16, 2018

Although this is called the second novel in the series in several places, it is actually the eighth. It's just that we don't have the other six. I wish the US publisher would get the rest, fast! I enjoy this author and want to read his whole body of work.


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