Salvation of A Saint

Salvation of A Saint

Audiobook CD - 2012
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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.
Publisher: [New York] : Macmillan Audio, p2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781427221339
Branch Call Number: TALK HIGASHI CD
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (600 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Smith, Alexander O.
Pittu, David


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Jun 04, 2013

This is the second Higashino I have read. His sense of humor is so natural. Was as good as the first and the narration was first-rate.

Cdnbookworm Apr 26, 2013

This crime novel was nominated for an Edgar Award, and is part of a series featuring a physics professor, Manabu Yukawa, nicknamed Detective Galileo, who is brought into cases as a consultant.
In this case a man dies of poisoning. His wife, whom he is about to divorce, is visiting her parents hundreds of miles away. Detectives Kusanagi (male) and Kaoru Utsami (female) don't agree on suspects. Utsami is focused on the wife despite the seemingly physical barriers to her involvement. It is Utsami who goes to the professor, but he relies on both detectives to provide him with information and opinions that lead to his theory of the crime being accepted by both.
I found this novel very interesting as it really showed the cultural differences between Japan and my western experience. The way the characters interacted, the formalities, the apologies, and the nature of the police investigation all beautifully illustrated this cultural difference.


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