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A LibraryReads SelectionAcclaimed novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is brutally murdered the night before he's to relocate from Japan to Vancouver. His body is found in his locked office, within his locked house, by his wife and his best friend who both have rock-solid alibis. Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga recognizes the best friend. They were once teachers at the same public school. Then Osamu Nonoguchi became a full-time writer -- but not with the success of his friend Hidaka.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2015.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9781410475848
Branch Call Number: FIC Higas
Characteristics: 367 pages ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Smith, Alexander O.
Alexander, Elye J.


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Apr 09, 2018

It was a easy read, long chapters, great twist and my official favourite book!

Mar 31, 2017

I found the story rather lack-luster and somewhat boring until about two-thirds through and then became a bit entrigued to finish the book as Dectective Kaga gave his analogy of the crime. Skipping from one character to another in first person was a different spin. This is the second book I have read by the author and "A Midsummer Equation" was more interesting.

Jan 24, 2017

Very twisty and compulsively readable.

ArapahoeBridget Aug 24, 2016

The interesting back and forth format made the mystery itself more engaging, and I stayed up late to finish. I'll definitely be seeking out other stories by this author!

Apr 17, 2015

While bits of the plot strain credibility at times, this is still a really absorbing mystery. Early on you learn who and how, but the "why" is not revealed until the very last pages. Another book to keep you up reading until the wee hours of the morning!

Nov 02, 2014

The writing style is a bit more about telling than showing. The narrative alternates between a journal/account kept by Nonoguchi, who confesses to the murder, and Detective Kaga, but the voices feel similar. The ultimate motive for the murder seems a bit thin. But nevertheless, an entertaining read.

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Apr 09, 2018

lilyjacks thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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