The Devotion Of Suspect X
    The Devotion Of Suspect X (English, Paperback, Keigo Higashino)

    The Devotion Of Suspect X  (English, Paperback, Keigo Higashino)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
    • ISBN: 9780349138732, 0349138737
    • Edition: 2012
    • Pages: 448
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    Set in the city of Tokyo, The Devotion Of Suspect X is a Japanese thriller novel, with the plot and the characters shrouded in an aura of mystery and crime.

    Summary Of The Book

    The Devotion Of Suspect X (known as Yogisha X No Kenshin in Japanese) is a mystery novel. It narrates the story of Yasuko Hanaoka, a single mother who lives in Tokyo. The story mainly revolves around the battle of wits between a mathematician and a physicist.

    Yasuko Hanaoka works in a Bento shop, and her neighbor, Tetsuya Ishigami, a genius mathematician, falls in love with her.

    Shinji Togashi, her ex-husband, enters her life again and tries to destroy everything that she has built up. In a fit of rage and in self defense, she murders him. Cornered and helpless, she is then helped by the brilliant Ishigami, who devises a plan to cover up the murder.

    Shunpei Kusanagi, a detective with the Tokyo Police, is given the task of decoding the mysterious events of that fateful day, but he is left stumped by the puzzling circumstances that he has been called upon to investigate.

    Kusanagi often seeks the help of his friend, a genius physicist named Manabu Yukawa, in solving seemingly impossible cases. But this time, Yukawa secretly decides to take matters into his own hands to help his old friend Ishigami, who is involved in the mysterious case.

    Kusanagi seems to have hit a dead end in solving this puzzling case, but whether the genius of Yukawa succeeds is something that remains to be seen.

    The Devotion of Suspect X was highly acclaimed and won Higashino many coveted awards including the 134th Naoki Prize and the 6th Honkaku Mystery Grand Prize. It was also awarded the number one status by the 2006 editions of Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! and Honkaku Mystery Best 10, two mystery fiction guidebooks published annually in Japan. In the year 2008, it was made into a Japanese film directed by Hiroshi Nishitani. A Korean film adaptation is also in the pipeline as of May 2012.

    About Keigo Higashino

    Keigo Higashino is a Japanese author, and is well-known for his work in the genre of mystery. His novels are originally written in Japanese.
    His other works include Hokago, Himitsu, Henshin, Yogisha X No Kensin, Gen’ya, Yochimu, Seijo No Kyusai, and Byakuyako.

    He was born in Osaka, Japan. He worked as an engineer at Nippon Denso Co., and started writing novels during his spare time. In 1985, when he was 27 years of age, he won the Edogawa Rampo Award for his novel Hokago (After School). In addition to mystery novels, he also writes story books and essays for children, although with a different writing style. Some of his novels have been adapted for films and TV drama series. He is currently the President of Mystery Writers of Japan.

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    Book Details
    • Imprint
      • Abacus
    • Publication Year
      • 2012
    • Author
      • Keigo Higashino
    • Height
      • 7.01 Inches (US)
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    The Devotion of Suspect X is a brilliant novel – it has terrific suspense which produces first-rate Page Turning Quality, unity of effect which engages the reader and makes it engrossing and unputdownable, a remarkable ending which stuns you and a meaty plot with analytical substance which imparts a sense of value.

    This is not a hard boiled detective thriller nor is it a whodunit murder mystery. In fact, the author describes the murder ...

    Vikram Karve

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    25 Jun, 2012

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    Death Note Adversary

    I don't know how many of us have read manga or watched anime Deathnote but if you did you will like this too.
    After a long time i've enjoyed a book throughout from starting to end.No wonder this book sold over 2 million copies in japan.
    If you like thriller go for.

    Devvarat Yadav

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    17 Dec, 2011

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    The Devotion of Suspect X – A Review

    This is a book that comes with a lot of baggage. Everywhere you would look on the web, you would see only positive reviews and positive superlative praise for this book. Also, claims of 2 million plus readers, etc etc. had made this one of the most backed up book. Add numerous awards and the fact that since its first publication (in Japanese language) in 2005 it has already been adopted into two films.

    Infact, to be honest, what really attracted me to this book was the quote on its cover "Th...

    Laghu Sikarwar

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    26 Jun, 2012

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    I just ordered this title...and lemme tell u why....i just finished "SALVATION OF A SAINT"
    and it rocked till the last page...its jst too fast and u cant take another bite till u finish it.....hope this one too keeps up the good name....looking forward to this read...

    Aparajita Ray

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    7 Aug, 2014

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    Just wow!

    An absolute page turner . Keigo higashino is one of my favourites now. Love it

    Mita Kallianpur

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    17 Feb, 2017

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    No way has the flair of popular thriller novels. Predictable and boring at many areas. You may not want to pick it up again if you put it down after going through few pages. Such a high average rating for this mediocre work!!


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    11 Feb, 2017

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    I am satisfied but delivery took a long time.

    Flipkart Customer

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    12 Oct, 2016

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    A delicately crafted piece of Japanese art

    This book is a class apart all other thrillers in the market and tells you who the perpetrator is in the initial pages of the book and yet compels you to continue turning its pages until the very end.
    The story is extremely logical and makes you appreciate the circumspection of its Author.
    Even though the story was written originally in Japanese, the English translation works well with its perspicuous style.

    Anshuman Bhowmik

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    22 Jun, 2016

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    Fantastic book.Nice service by Flipkart.The book is very interesting.I just received it yesterday.I already read 60 pages and can't wait to complete the. rest . A must buy for every mystery nd crime lover


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    14 May, 2016

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    An amazing book

    Read this awesome thriller after ages. It breaks the monotony and refreshes your mind and makes you think. Think about the devotion that anybody could ever have for sm1. Ahhh! i feel enlightened after reading. A must Read.

    Sneha Singh

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    3 May, 2016

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