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Keigo Higashino - Author

About the Author

Keigo Higashino is a Japanese author chiefly known for mystery novels. Born in Osaka, he started writing novels while still working as an engineer at Nippon Denso Co. He won the Edogawa Rampo Prize, which is awarded annually to the finest mystery work, in 1985 for the novel HÃ…Â?kago (After School) at age 27. Subsequently, he quit his job and started a career as a writer in Tokyo.

Featured books by Keigo Higashino

Malice

Malice

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2015

Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found brutally murdered in his home on the night before he's planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, in a locked room, within his locked house, by his wife and his best friend, both of whom have rock solid alibis. Or so it seems. Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga recognizes Hidaka's best friend. Years ago when they were both teachers, they were colleagues at the same high school. Kaga went on to join the police force while Osamu Nonoguchi left to become a full-time writer, though with not nearly the success of his friend Hidaka. But Kaga thinks something is a little bit off with Nonoguchi's statement and investigates further, ultimately executing a search warrant on Nonoguchi's apartment. There he finds evidence that shows that the two writers' relationship was very different than the two claimed. Nonoguchi confesses to the murder, but that's only the beginning of the story. In a brilliantly realized tale of cat and mouse, the detective and the writer battle over the truth of the past and how events that led to the murder really unfolded. Which one of the two writers was ultimately guilty of malice?

Malice

Malice

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/10/2014

Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is brutally murdered in his home on the night before he's planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, in a locked room, within his locked house, by his wife and his best friend, both of whom have rock solid alibis. Or so it seems. Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga recognizes Hidaka's best friend from years ago when they were both teachers. Kaga went on to join the police force while Nonoguchi became a full-time writer, though with not nearly the success of his friend Hidaka. When Kaga suspects something is a little bit off with Nonoguchi's statement, he investigates further, ultimately executing a search warrant on Nonoguchi's apartment. There he finds evidence that shows that the two writers' relationship was very different than they claimed...In a brilliantly realized tale of cat and mouse, the detective and the writer battle over the truth of the past and how events that led to the murder really unfolded. Which one of the two writers was ultimately guilty of malice?

The Devotion of Suspect X

The Devotion of Suspect X

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Yasuko lives a quiet life, working in a Tokyo bento shop, a good mother to her only child. But when her ex-husband appears at her door without warning one day, her comfortable world is shattered. When Detective Kusanagi of the Tokyo Police tries to piece together the events of that day, he finds himself confronted by the most puzzling, mysterious circumstances he has ever investigated. Nothing quite makes sense, and it will take a genius to understand the genius behind this particular crime...

Other books by Keigo Higashino

Naoko

Naoko

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2018

Newcomer

Newcomer

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2018

Newly transferred Tokyo Police Detective Kyoichiro Kaga is assigned to a baffling murder . . . Detective Kyoichiro Kaga of the Tokyo Police Department has just been transferred to a new precinct in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo. Newly arrived, but with a great deal of experience, Kaga is promptly assigned to the team investigating the murder of a woman. But the more he investigates, the greater number of potential suspects emerges. It isn't long before it seems nearly all the people living and working in the business district of Nihonbashi have a motive for murder. To prevent the murderer from eluding justice, Kaga must unravel all the secrets surrounding a complicated life. Buried somewhere in the woman's past, in her family history, and the last few days of her life is the clue that will lead to the murderer. This is the second appearance in English of Police detective Kyochiro Kaga, the protagonist of the critically acclaimed Malice.

Unter der Mitternachtssonne

Unter der Mitternachtssonne

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: eBook Release Date: 10/03/2018

Ein zwanzig Jahre alter Mord. Eine Verkettung unlosbarer Ratsel. Ein Detektiv, der entschlossen ist, das dunkle Geheimnis zu entschlusseln. Osaka, 1973: Der Pfandleiher Kirihara wird ermordet in einem verlassenen Gebaude aufgefunden. Der unerschutterliche Detektiv Sasagaki nimmt sich des Falls an, der von nun an sein Leben bestimmt. Schnell findet er heraus: Ryo, der wortkarge Sohn des Opfers, und Yukiho, die hubsche Tochter der Hauptverdachtigen, sind in das Ratsel um den Toten verwickelt. Beinahe zwanzig Jahre lang versucht Sasagaki mit zunehmender Verzweiflung, den Mord aufzuklaren, in dessen Netz sich Tater, Opfer und Polizei verfangen haben. Bis uber alle Grenzen hinaus, bis hin zur Obsession.

A Midsummer's Equation A Detective Galileo Mystery

A Midsummer's Equation A Detective Galileo Mystery

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2017

Manabu Yukawa, the physicist known as 'Detective Galileo,1 has traveled to Hari Cove, a once popular summer resort town that has fallen on hard times. He is there to speak at a conference on a planned underwater mining operation, which has sharply divided the town. One faction is against the proposed operation, concerned about the environmental impact on the area, known for its pristine waters. The other faction, seeing no future in the town as it is, believes its only hope lies in the development project. The night after the tense panel discussion, one of the resort's guests is found dead on the seashore at the base of the local cliffs. The local police at first believe it was a simple accident-that he wandered over the edge while walking on unfamiliar territory in the middle of the night. But when they discover that the victim was a former policeman and that the cause of death was carbon monoxide poisoning, they begin to suspect he was murdered, and his body tossed off the cliff to misdirect the police. As the police try to uncover where Tsukahara was killed and why, Yukawa finds himself enmeshed in yet another confounding case of murder. In a series of twists as complex and surprising as any in Higashino's brilliant, critically acclaimed work, Galileo uncovers the hidden relationship behind the tragic events that led to this murder.

The Name Of The Game Is A Kidnapping

The Name Of The Game Is A Kidnapping

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2017

A Midsummer's Equation

A Midsummer's Equation

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

When a man's body is discovered at the base of some cliffs in the small resort town of Hari Cove, the police at first suspect a tragic accident, a misstep that cost the man his life. However, when the victim is found to have been a former policeman and that the cause of death was actually carbon monoxide poisoning, they begin a murder investigation. Manabu Yukawa, the physicist known as 'Detective Galileo', is in Hari Cove to speak at a conference on a planned underwater mining operation, and finds himself drawn into the case. Did the murder have something to do with the fight of the small community to rebuild itself, or does it have its roots in the town's history? In a series of twists as complex and surprising as any in Higashino's brilliant, critically acclaimed work, Yukawa uncovers the hidden relationship behind the tragic events that led to this murder.

Ich habe ihn getotet

Ich habe ihn getotet

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2016

Auf dem Weg zum Traualtar bricht der Drehbuchautor Makoto tot zusammen. Die Verdachtigen sind sein Manager, der Bruder der Braut und seine Lektorin. Jeder von ihnen behauptet: "e;Ich habe ihn getotet."e; Und Kommissar Kaga steht vor einem schier unlosbaren Ratsel: Ein Mord, drei gestandige Verdachtige und kein Hinweis auf den Tater. Der Drehbuchautor Makoto ist ein skrupelloser Karrierist. Am Abend vor seiner Hochzeit mit der gefeierten Lyrikerin Miwako wird eine Tote im Garten seines Anwesens gefunden. Es ist seine Ex-Freundin, die er fur Miwako verlassen hat. Aus Trauer uber Makotos gebrochenes Heiratsversprechen hat sie sich vergiftet. Mit Hilfe seines Managers lasst Makoto die Leiche verschwinden. Doch am folgenden Tag bricht Makoto selbst vor dem Traualtar tot zusammen. Der Braut kommt ein furchterlicher Verdacht: Der Tater muss Makotos Medikamente unbemerkt gegen das Gift ausgetauscht haben, das die Tote bei sich trug. Und dazu hatten nur Makotos engste Freunde Gelegenheit. Verzweifelt schaltet sie Kommissar Kaga ein.

A Midsummer's Equation

A Midsummer's Equation

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2016

When a man's body is discovered at the base of some cliffs in the small resort town of Hari Cove, the police at first suspect a tragic accident, a misstep that cost the man his life. However, when the victim is found to have been a former policeman and that the cause of death was actually carbon monoxide poisoning, they begin a murder investigation. Manabu Yukawa, the physicist known as 'Detective Galileo', is in Hari Cove to speak at a conference on a planned underwater mining operation, and finds himself drawn into the case. Did the murder have something to do with the fight of the small community to rebuild itself, or does it have its roots in the town's history? In a series of twists as complex and surprising as any in Higashino's brilliant, critically acclaimed work, Yukawa uncovers the hidden relationship behind the tragic events that led to this murder.

Midsummer's Equation

Midsummer's Equation

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: eBook Release Date: 23/02/2016

Manabu Yukawa, the physicist known as "e;Detective Galileo,"e; has traveled to Hariguara, a once-popular summer resort town that has fallen on hard times. He is there to speak at a conference on a planned underwater mining operation, which has sharply divided the town. One faction is against the proposed operation, concerned about the environmental impact on the area, known for its pristine waters. The other faction, seeing no future in the town as it is, believes its only hope lies in the development project. The night after the tense panel discussion, one of the resort's guests is found dead on the seashore at the base of the local cliffs. The local police at first believe it was a simple accident-that he wandered over the edge while walking on unfamiliar territory in the middle of the night. But when they discover that the victim was a former policeman and that the cause of death was carbon monoxide poisoning, they begin to suspect he was murdered, and his body tossed off the cliff to misdirect the police. As the police try to uncover where Tsukahara was killed and why, Yukawa finds himself enmeshed in yet another confounding case of murder. In a series of twists as complex and surprising as any in Higashino's brilliant, critically acclaimed work, Galileo uncovers the hidden relationship behind the tragic events that led to this murder.

Bose Absichten

Bose Absichten

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: eBook Release Date: 23/05/2015

Der gefeierte Bestsellerautor Kunihiko Hidaka wird in seinem Haus brutal ermordet, kurz bevor er nach Kanada auswandern will. Seine Ehefrau und sein erfolgloser Kollege Osamu Nonoguchi finden die Leiche, aber beide haben wasserdichte Alibis und kein Motiv. So scheint es zumindest. Am Tatort erkennt Kommissar Kyochiro Kaga den besten Freund des Ermordeten wieder. Vor vielen Jahren unterrichteten er und Nonoguchi gemeinsam an einer offentlichen Schule. Kaga ging in den Polizeidienst, wahrend Nonoguchi den Lehrerberuf an den Nagel hangte, um sich mit maigem Erfolg dem Schreiben zu widmen. Im Laufe der Ermittlungen findet Kaga Hinweise, dass die Beziehung der beiden Schriftsteller alles andere als freundschaftlich war. Doch die eigentliche Frage ist nicht wer oder wie, sondern warum. Wenn Kaga kein Motiv fur den Mord nachweisen kann, wird die Wahrheit nie ans Licht kommen. In einem brillanten Katz-und-Maus-Spiel kampfen der Kommissar und der Killer um die Vergangenheit und den tatsachlichen Tathergang.

Malice

Malice

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/10/2014

Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is brutally murdered in his home on the night before he's planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, in a locked room, within his locked house, by his wife and his best friend, both of whom have rock solid alibis. Or so it seems. Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga recognizes Hidaka's best friend from years ago when they were both teachers. Kaga went on to join the police force while Nonoguchi became a full-time writer, though with not nearly the success of his friend Hidaka. When Kaga suspects something is a little bit off with Nonoguchi's statement, he investigates further, ultimately executing a search warrant on Nonoguchi's apartment. There he finds evidence that shows that the two writers' relationship was very different than they claimed...In a brilliantly realized tale of cat and mouse, the detective and the writer battle over the truth of the past and how events that led to the murder really unfolded. Which one of the two writers was ultimately guilty of malice?

Malice

Malice

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: eBook Release Date: 07/10/2014

Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found brutally murdered in his home on the night before he's planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, a locked room, within his locked house, by his wife and his best friend, both of whom have rock solid alibis. Or so it seems. At the crime scene, Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga recognizes Hidaka's best friend, Osamu Nonoguchi. Years ago when they were both teachers, they were colleagues at the same public school. Kaga went on to join the police force while Nonoguchi eventually left to become a full-time writer, though with not nearly the success of his friend Hidaka. As Kaga investigates, he eventually uncovers evidence that indicates that the two writers' relationship was very different that they claimed, that they were anything but best friends. But the question before Kaga isn't necessarily who, or how, but why. In a brilliantly realized tale of cat and mouse, the detective and the killer battle over the truth of the past and how events that led to the murder really unfolded. And if Kaga isn't able to uncover and prove why the murder was committed, then the truth may never come out. Malice is one of the bestselling-the most acclaimed-novel in Keigo Higashino's series featuring police detective Kyochiro Kaga, one of the most popular creations of the bestselling novelist in Asia.

Heilige Morderin

Heilige Morderin

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2014

Nach dem Tod ihres Mannes fallt der Verdacht sofort auf die schone Ayane, die aber zum Zeitpunkt des Mordes verreist war. Wer hat also das Kaffeewasser mit Arsen vergiftet? Die Polizei tappt im Dunkeln. Ohne Kusanagis Wissen bittet seine junge Assistentin Utsumi den genialen Physiker Yukawa um Hilfe. Aber auch fur das Superhirn scheint das Verbrechen nicht auflosbar zu sein. Zunachst jedenfalls ... Keigo Higashino treibt wie schon in "e;Verdachtige Geliebte"e; sein hochraffiniertes Spiel mit Figuren und Lesern. Mit leichter Hand schafft er einen Kriminalfall wie ein Sudoku: Spannung bis zum Ende garantiert, die Auflosung ruckblickend ganz logisch.

Salvation of a Saint

Salvation of a Saint

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2013

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.

Verdachtige Geliebte

Verdachtige Geliebte

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: eBook Release Date: 23/11/2012

Ishigami, der Mathelehrer, gegen Dr. Yukawa, den Physiker: Die beiden haben seit Langem eine Rechnung miteinander offen. Nun kampfen sie gegeneinander: Ishigami, um die Wahrheit zu vertuschen, und Yukawa, um sie aufzudecken. Gelingt es ihm, der geliebten Morderin und deren Tochter ein Alibi zu verschaffen, oder werden sie am Ende allesamt des Mordes und der Luge uberfuhrt? Gewinner dieses Zweikampfes zweier Genies sind die Leser: Keigo Higashino dreht in seinem Bestseller die gangigen Krimi-Rollen raffiniert um und lasst uns mit der Taterin mitfiebern.

Salvation of a Saint

Salvation of a Saint

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2012

From the author of the internationally bestselling, award-winning The Devotion of Suspect X comes the latest novel featuring "e;Detective Galileo."e;In 2011, The Devotion of Suspect X was a hit with critics and readers alike. The first major English language publication from the most popular bestselling writer in Japan, it was acclaimed as "e;stunning,"e; "e;brilliant,"e; and "e;ingenious."e; Now physics professor Manabu Yukawa-Detective Galileo-returns in a new case of impossible murder, where instincts clash with facts and theory with reality.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. While Utsumi's instincts tell her one thing, the facts of the case are another matter. So she does what her boss has done for years when stymied-she calls upon Professor Manabu Yukawa.But even the brilliant mind of Dr. Yukawa has trouble with this one, and he must somehow find a way to solve an impossible murder and capture a very real, very deadly murderer.Salvation of a Saint is Keigo Higashino at his mind-bending best, pitting emotion against fact in a beautifully plotted crime novel filled with twists and reverses that will astonish and surprise even the most attentive and jaded of listeners.

The Devotion of Suspect X

The Devotion of Suspect X

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Yasuko lives a quiet life, working in a Tokyo bento shop, a good mother to her only child. But when her ex-husband appears at her door without warning one day, her comfortable world is shattered. When Detective Kusanagi of the Tokyo Police tries to piece together the events of that day, he finds himself confronted by the most puzzling, mysterious circumstances he has ever investigated. Nothing quite makes sense, and it will take a genius to understand the genius behind this particular crime...

Devotion of Suspect X

Devotion of Suspect X

Author: Keigo Higashino Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment floor. Overhearing the commotion, Yasuko's next door neighbor, middle-aged high school mathematics teacher Ishigami, offers his help, disposing not only of the body but plotting the cover-up step-by-step. When the body turns up and is identified, Detective Kusanagi draws the case and Yasuko comes under suspicion. Kusanagi is unable to find any obvious holes in Yasuko's manufactured alibi and yet is still sure that there's something wrong. Kusanagi brings in Dr. Manabu Yukawa, a physicist and college friend who frequently consults with the police. Yukawa, known to the police by the nickname Professor Galileo, went to college with Ishigami. After meeting up with him again, Yukawa is convinced that Ishigami had something to do with the murder. What ensues is a high level battle of wits, as Ishigami tries to protect Yasuko by outmaneuvering and outthinking Yukawa, who faces his most clever and determined opponent yet.

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