Newcomer: A Mystery

By Keigo Higashino
Translated by Giles Murray
Read by P. J. Ochlan

9.65 Hours 11/20/2018 unabridged
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"Part Sherlock Holmes, part Harry Bosch, Higashino's hero is a quietly majestic force to be reckoned with." —Kirkus, starred review International bestseller Keigo Higashino returns with his latest mindbender—Newcomer as newly transferred Tokyo Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga is assigned to a baffling murder. Detective Kyochiro 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. From the international bestseller Keigo Higashino, author of The Devotion of Suspect X, comes one of his finest works of crime fiction yet.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2018 in Mysteris & Thrillers

A November 2018 LibraryReads Pick

Among longlisted titles for Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, 2018

"Part Sherlock Holmes, part Harry Bosch, Higashino's hero is a quietly majestic force to be reckoned with." —Kirkus, starred review

International bestseller Keigo Higashino returns with his latest mindbender—Newcomer
as newly transferred Tokyo Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga is assigned to a baffling murder.

Detective Kyochiro 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.

From the international bestseller Keigo Higashino, author of The Devotion of Suspect X, comes one of his finest works of crime fiction yet.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Clever and charming.” Sunday Times (London)
“Exotic, original…highly recommended.” Japan Times
“Rewarding…[readers] will appreciate Higashino’s graceful prose and willingness to push the limits of the genre.” Library Journal
"Newcomer is a cerebral puzzler’s delight that…offers a thought-provoking take on the tension between modernity and traditional culture and leaves a trail of mended relationships in its wake.” Booklist
“[A] Columbo-like Tokyo police detective…The end result is a police procedural puzzle mystery that comes across as more realistic.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Keigo Higashino

Keigo Higashino is the bestselling, best-known novelist in Japan and around Asia, with television and film adaptations of his work in several languages and many prestigious awards. He’s the author of The Devotion of Suspect X, the English translation of which was the finalist for the Edgar Award for best novel, and Salvation of a Saint.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English