THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X hooked us on Japanese author Keigo Higashino, and librarians adored MALICE, making it an October 2014 LibraryReads pick. His newest book, UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN, is his most ambitious yet: a sweeping epic about a brutal crime and the two teenagers—Ryo, the son of the murdered man, and Yukiho, the […]
A physicist and a romantic crime-fighting duo are on the case this #ThrillerThursday: A MIDSUMMER’S EQUATION by Keigo Higashino Two stars for the LibraryReads author’s sequel to the international bestseller THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X, starring Manabu Yukawa, the physicist known as “Detective Galileo.” “Filled with surprises and plot twists, this complex and riveting mystery will keep […]
The 2016 Edgar Award nominations were announced earlier this week and Macmillan has 4 contenders: Best Novel NIGHT LIFE by David C. Taylor Best Critical/Biographical THE LOST DETECTIVE: Becoming Dashiell Hammett by Nathan Ward Mary Higgins Clark Award A WOMAN UNKNOWN by Frances Brody THE MASQUE OF A MURDERER by Susanna Calkins The winners will […]
FANTASTIC NEWS! Macmillan has THREE fabulous books on the October 2014 LibraryReads list! Coming in at #6 is THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue This creepy horror novel about a young boy whose drawings of monsters take on a life of their own is “A sterling example of the new breed of horror: […]
Today’s #ThrillerThursday picks are superSTARS! THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny Penny’s highly anticipated tenth Chief Inspector Gamache novel is here! Booklist and Library Journal loved it with the latter warning, “The heartbreaking conclusion will leave series readers blinking back tears.” Keep an eye out for upcoming major media for THE LONG WAY HOME, […]
And if the title sounds familiar it might be because Robin Beerbower mentioned this one during the Shout n' Share panel at BEA!
Yoshitaka, who was about to leave his wife, is poisoned by arsenic-laced coffee. His wife, Ayane, is the logical suspect except that she was hundreds of miles away at the time of the murder. The lead detective, Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi, is immediately smitten with her so his assistant does what her boss has done for years when stymied—she calls upon Professor Manabu Yukawa.
"Higashino has taken the art and craft of mystery writing to a new level of excellence." -Library Journal (starred review)
"Howdunit, rather than whodunit, appears to be the central question of Edgar-finalist Higashino’s brilliant second mystery. [...] While readers of classic mysteries will be delighted with the elegant solution, the book will also appeal to fans of procedurals that carefully develop the relationships among the investigative team members." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Kirkus Reviews included it as one of their "10 Hot Crime Novels for Colder Days."
We are very proud to have so many excellent books, both fiction and nonfiction, nominated for the Edgar Awards this year.
In their press release the Mystery Writers of America say that the Edgar Awards are "honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television published or produced in 2011."
Our 2012 nominees:
THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X by Keigo Higashino
Best First Novel
Best Critical Biographical
THE TATTOOED GIRL by Dan Burstein, Arne de Keijzer & John-Henri Holmberg
Mary Higgins Clark
The awards will be presented to the winners on April 26, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, NYC.
The 2012 RUSA reading list is in!
Between the noshable hors d'oeuvres, the wine, and the charming company, we had a riotous time at the announcement ceremony in Dallas. Yes, we were whooping and hollering when they listed books we love!
Don't believe me? Boom: proof.
Library Journal reported, "Some of the announcements were greeted by quite a bit of excitement, especially from Robin Nesbitt (on Twitter, @robnesb) of Columbus Metropolitan Library; Alene Moroni (@surlyspice) of King County Library System, WA; Talia Sherer (@macmillanlib) of Macmillan Library Marketing; and Stephanie Chase (@acornsandnuts) of Mutnomah County Library." So, yeah, we were excited.
2012 Reading List
THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X by Keigo Higashino
THE QUANTUM THIEF by Hannu Rajaniemi
2012 Notable Books List
THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman
"David Pittu’s narration adds a humanity and passion to the proceedings, especially evident in the scenes in which Ishigami goes head to head with wily Dr. Yukawa. The former’s calm manner of speaking seems to be concealing a feverishly working mind, while the doctor is evidently enjoying himself immensely. Pittu transforms those and other moments from mere wordplay into a thrilling game of cat and mouse in the Alfred Hitchcock tradition." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"What might be classified as a procedural develops considerable psychological depth, aided by Tony Award-winning actor David Pittu’s subtle, sensitive reading, through which he artfully manages to accentuate the characters’ conflicted emotions. Recommended for crime novel enthusiasts and those interested in Japanese culture." —Library Journal (starred review)
"Told with cool simplicity…Higashino’s ‘just the facts, ma’am’ style belies his brilliant evocation of Ishigami as he enters into a cat-and-mouse battle of wits with a former acquaintance, a super-smart physics professor who is the only man able to fathom the depths of the mathematician’s devotion. David Pittu is an amazingly skillful narrator, brushing the dialogue with an almost imperceptible hint of an accent, subtly building suspense as the inevitable end looms." —BookPage, Top Pick of the Month
We now have 3 starred advance reviews for The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino – and fingers crossed for the hoped for Booklist…
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