Salvation of A Saint

Salvation of A Saint

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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When a man about to leave his wife is found murdered and the wife has a too-convenient alibi that convinces a smitten lead detective of her innocence, Professor Manubu Yukawa is tapped by a concerned Kaoru Utsumi to solve a seemingly impossible case.
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, 2012
Edition: Unabridged ed
ISBN: 9781427221346
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (9 hr., 10 min., 21 sec.))

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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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