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The Devotion of Suspect X

(2011)
(The first book in the Detective Galileo series)
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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...

One of the biggest-selling Japanese thrillers ever, and the inspiration for a cult film, The Devotion of Suspect X is now being discovered across the world. Its blend of a page-turning story, evocative Tokyo setting and utterly surprising ending make it a must-read for anyone interested in international fiction.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"The Devotion of Suspect X has all the brilliant intricacy of the best Golden Age mysteries - puzzle within puzzle, twist after twist - with a modern sensibility. It is a wonderful, fresh take on the classic mystery's intellectual struggle between protagonist and antagonist, adds to it all the right amounts of tension and pacing, places it in a fascinating setting, and gives of all of this plenty of heart." - Jan Burke

"How could we have ever imagined, without the help of a novel like this, that Japanese life could be so fraught with suffering and so entertaining all at once?" - Alan Cheuse

"The Devotion of Suspect X is elegant and spare and gripping and vivid. Most of all, however, it is deeply moving, and this is what sets it apart!" - Jesse Kellerman

"Irresistible! A mind-twisting story that will have readers plunging in to try to solve the crime before the math genius, the physics professor, or the cop get there first." - Nancy Pickard

"Japanese crime writers excel at many things: one is the slow tightening of the noose that's at the fast-pounding heart of the police procedural. The Devotion of Suspect X is a terrific book in that tradition and it's about time American readers got a crack at it." - S J Rozan

"In The Devotion of Suspect X, Keigo Higashino weaves a web of intellectual gamesmanship in which the truth is a weapon that leads both police and readers astray. The ingenius conclusion is so unexpected that it's difficult to imagine anyone seeing it coming. Smart, smart characters." - Jacqueline Winspear


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Used availability for Keigo Higashino's The Devotion of Suspect X

Hardback Editions

May 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Devotion of Suspect X (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Keigo Higashino
ISBN: 1-4104-3683-7 / 978-1-4104-3683-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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February 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Devotion of Suspect X: A Detective Galileo Novel (Detective Galileo Series)
Author(s): Keigo Higashino
ISBN: 0-312-37506-9 / 978-0-312-37506-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Title: The Devotion of Suspect X
Author(s): Keigo Higashino
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Paperback Editions

February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Devotion Of Suspect X
Author(s): Keigo Higashino
ISBN: 0-349-13873-7 / 978-0-349-13873-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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February 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Devotion of Suspect X: A Detective Galileo Novel (Detective Galileo Series, 1)
Author(s): Keigo Higashino
ISBN: 1-250-00269-9 / 978-1-250-00269-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Devotion Of Suspect X
Author(s): Keigo Higashino
ISBN: 0-349-12374-8 / 978-0-349-12374-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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July 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Devotion Of Suspect X
Author(s): Keigo Higashino
ISBN: 1-4087-0325-4 / 978-1-4087-0325-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Devotion Of Suspect X
Author(s): Keigo Higashino
ISBN: 1-4074-8590-3 / 978-1-4074-8590-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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Audio Editions

March 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Devotion of Suspect X
Author(s): Keigo Higashino
ISBN: 0-7927-7744-1 / 978-0-7927-7744-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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March 2011 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Devotion of Suspect X
Author(s): Keigo Higashino
ISBN: 0-7927-7745-X / 978-0-7927-7745-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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February 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Devotion of Suspect X: A Detective Galileo Novel (Detective Galileo Series)
Author(s): Keigo Higashino
ISBN: 1-4272-1195-7 / 978-1-4272-1195-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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February 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Devotion of Suspect X
Author(s): Keigo Higashino, Alexander O Smith Translated by
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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February 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Devotion of Suspect X
Author(s): Keigo Higashino, Alexander O Smith Translated by
ISBN: 1-4272-1196-5 / 978-1-4272-1196-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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February 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Devotion of Suspect X
Author(s): Keigo Higashino, Alexander O Smith Translated by
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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February 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Devotion of Suspect X
Author(s): Keigo Higashino, Alexander O Smith Translated by
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Devotion Of Suspect X
Author(s): Keigo Higashino
Publisher: Abacus
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February 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Devotion of Suspect X: A Detective Galileo Novel (Detective Galileo Series Book 1)
Author(s): Keigo Higashino
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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