September 07, 2016
Regular readers of this page would know that I am a fan of Keigo Higashino. His is the first name I would recommend of any currently active detective fiction writer. Higashino is a bestselling Japanese writer, whose expertise is in labyrinthine and absolutely exquisite plots. The Devotion of Suspect X is perhaps Higashino’s most famous novel to the English-speaking world in which he introduces the pompous genius, Detective Galileo i.e. Professor Manabu Yukawa, a curmudgeonly brilliant professor of physics. Today, let me tell you about another of my favourite Higashino books, Akui, translated by Alexander O Smith to Malice. It features the other famous detective created by Higashino, Inspector Kyoichiro Kaga.