The Japanese Stieg Larsson The Times The howdunit is a form that has long existed parallel to the popular whodunit. When done well, as here, it is equally rewarding Sunday Examiner Genius Higashino has given us a new crime-busting partnership which echoes Holmes and Watson...With the skill for taking you right into the minds of his characters, Higashino is a risen star Weekend Sport [An] artistically methodical take on an almost perfect murder Melton Leader Complex and creative ... a refreshing break from the more gruesome and aggressive murder mysteries on offer Australian Women's Weekly A must for crime thriller fans and an intriguing read, regardless of genre North Side Sydney A magnificently complex and page-turning thriller starring international crime fiction's most enigmatic sleuth. This is essential reading for all fans of exceptional crime fiction Country News Engrossing, complex crime fiction, in which Higashino follows Arthur Conan Doyle's dictum, 'when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth' Canberra Times The solution is ingenious Guardian
When a man is discovered dead by poisoning in his empty home his beautiful wife, Ayane, immediately falls under suspicion. All clues point to Ayane being the logical suspect, but how could she have committed the crime when she was hundreds of miles away?
As Tokyo police detective Kusanagi tries to unpick a seemingly unrelated sequence of events he finds himself falling for Ayane. When his judgement becomes dangerously clouded his assistant must call on an old friend for help; it will take a genius to unravel the most spectacular web of deceit they have ever faced...
SALVATION OF A SAINT is a magnificently complex and page-turning thriller starring international crime fiction's most enigmatic sleuth.This is essential reading for all fans of exceptional crime fiction.