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Wed
Nov 2 2016 10:04am
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Under the Midnight Sun: New Excerpt

Keigo Higashino

Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo HigashinoUnder the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino is a complex, psychological novel about crime and its after-effects (Available November 8, 2016).

This is the compelling story of a brutal crime and the two teenagers—Ryo, the son of the murdered man, and Yukiho, the daughter of the main suspect—whose lives remain inextricably linked over the twenty-year search for the truth behind the crime.

In Osaka in 1973, the body of a murdered man is found in an abandoned building. Investigating the crime, Detective SasagakI is unable to find the killer. Over the next twenty years, through the lens of a succession of characters, Higashino tells the story of two teens, Ryo and Yukiho, whose lives are most affected by the crime, and the obsessed detective, Sasagaki, who continues to investigate the murder, looking for the elusive truth.

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Sasagaki left the station and headed west along the tracks. Despite being October it was still dreadfully muggy, yet the ground was dry so when a truck sped by it sent up clouds of dust. He frowned and rubbed his eyes, his feet falling heavy on the pavement. By all rights, he should have been spending the day at home enjoying some leisurely reading—in fact he’d been holding off on a new thriller just for the occasion.

[Read the full excerpt from Under the Midnight Sun...]

Tue
Feb 23 2016 11:15am
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A Midsummer’s Equation: Audio Excerpt

Keigo Higashino

A Midsummer's Equation by Keigo Higashino is the newest installment of the Detective Galileo series, where physicist and detective Manabu Yukawa enters the space of a murder scene while on an environmental conference in Hari Cove. Yukawa uncovers the complex twists and turns of this case to discover what events led to the tragic murder.

Manabu Yukawa, the physicist known as “Detective Galileo,” 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.

[Listen to an excerpt of A Midsummer's Equation here...]

Thu
Feb 18 2016 11:00am
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A Midsummer’s Equation: New Excerpt

Keigo Higashino

A Midsummer's Equation by Keigo Higashino is the 3rd book in the Detective Galileo series where a former police officer is killed after a conference in Hari Cove, and Detective Galileo works to uncover the hidden relationships that led to the murder (Available February 23, 2016).

Manabu Yukawa, the physicist known as “Detective Galileo,” 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.

ONE

Kyohei found the transfer gate from the bullet train to the express line without any difficulty, and by the time he ran up the stairs to the platform, the train was already there. The sound of people talking inside the car spilled out through the opened doors.

He stepped on at the nearest door and immediately frowned. His parents had said it wouldn’t be that busy, now that summer was almost over, but most of the four-person booths were already full. He walked down the aisle, scouting for that elusive booth with only one or two people in it.

Most of the passengers were here with families. He saw a lot of kids his own age, all looking far too happy.

[Read more from A Midsummer's Equation here...]

Thu
Oct 2 2014 10:30am
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Malice: New Audio Excerpt

Keigo Higashino

Malice is the first novel in the  acclaimed series from Keigo Higashino featuring police detective Kyochiro Kaga to be translated into English (available October 7, 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.

[Click here to listen to Chapter 1 of Malice...]

Mon
Sep 24 2012 1:00pm
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Salvation of a Saint: Special Audio Excerpt of Chapter 4

Keigo Higashino

Keigo Higashino’s Salvation of a SaintEvery Monday in September, we will be bringing you serialized audio excerpts from Keigo Higashino’s Salvation of a Saint. You can either click to stream and listen on your computer, or download an MP3 to play on the device of your choice whenever you like!

This week, we have chapter 4, so spend your afternoon with physics professor Manabu Yukawa, aka “Detective Galileo,” as he attempts to unravel a mystery of love, lust, and murder.

    

Or download the excerpt here! (To download, right-click—or control-click—the link and select “Save Link As” from the available choices.)

Right-click here to download chapter 4 of Salvation of a Saint.

Haven’t heard the first three chapters yet? Never fear!

Get chapter 1 of Salvation of a Saint here
Get chapter 2 of Salvation of a Saint here
Get chapter 3 of Salvation of a Saint here

Mon
Sep 17 2012 2:00pm
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Salvation of a Saint: Special Audio Excerpt of Chapter 3

Keigo Higashino

Keigo Higashino’s Salvation of a SaintEvery Monday in September, we will be bringing you serialized audio excerpts from Keigo Higashino’s Salvation of a Saint. You can either click to stream and listen on your computer, or download an MP3 to play on the device of your choice whenever you like!

This week, we have chapter 3, so spend your afternoon with physics professor Manabu Yukawa, aka “Detective Galileo,” as he attempts to unravel a mystery of love, lust, and murder.

  

Or download the excerpt here! (To download, right-click—or control-click—the link and select “Save Link As” from the available choices.)

Right-click here to download chapter 3 of Salvation of a Saint.

Haven’t heard the first or second chapter yet? Never fear!

Get chapter 1 of Salvation of a Saint here
Get chapter 2 of Salvation of a Saint here

Mon
Sep 10 2012 2:00pm

Salvation of a Saint: Special Audio Excerpt of Chapter 2

Keigo Higashino’s Salvation of a SaintEvery Monday in September, we will be bringing you serialized audio excerpts from Keigo Higashino’s Salvation of a Saint. You can either click to stream and listen on your computer, or download an MP3 to play on the device of your choice whenever you like!

Today, we have chapter 2, so spend your afternoon with physics professor Manabu Yukawa, aka “Detective Galileo,” as he attempts to unravel a mystery of love, lust, and murder.

 

Or download the excerpt here! (To download, right-click—or control-click—the link and select “Save Link As” from the available choices.)

Right-click here to download chapter 2 of Salvation of a Saint.

Haven't heard the first chapter yet? Never fear, get chapter 1 of Salvation of a Saint here!

Mon
Sep 3 2012 2:00pm

Salvation of a Saint: Special Audio Excerpt of Chapter 1

Keigo Higashino’s Salvation of a SaintFor the next few Mondays we will be bringing you serialized audio excerpts from Keigo Higashino’s Salvation of a Saint. You can either click to stream and listen on your computer, or download an MP3 to play on the device of your choice whenever you like!

Today, we start with the first chapter (natch!), so spend your Labor Day with physics professor Manabu Yukawa, aka “Detective Galileo,” as he attempts to unravel a mystery of love, lust, and murder.

 

Or download the excerpt here! (To download, right-click—or control-click—the link and select “Save Link As” from the available choices.)

Right-click here to download chapter 1 of Salvation of a Saint.