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A death in Tokyo / Keigo Higashino ; translated by Giles Murray.

Higashino, Keigo, 1958- (author.). Murray, Giles, (translator.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library M HIG (Text) 33500013737556 New Available -
Crookston Public Library M HIG (Text) 33500013737564 New Checked out 02/15/2023

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250767509
  • ISBN: 1250767504
  • Physical Description: 359 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Japan as Kirin no Tsubasa by Kodansha, Ltd."--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"In the latest from international bestselling author Keigo Higashino, Tokyo Police Detective Kaga is faced with a very public murder that doesn't quite add up, a prime suspect unable to defend himself, and pressure from the highest levels for a quick solution. In the Nihonbashi district of Tokyo an unusual statue of a Japanese mythic beast - a kirin - stands guard over the district from the classic Nihonbashi bridge. In the evening, a man who appears to be very drunk staggers onto the bridge and collapses right under the statue of the winged beast. The patrolman who sees this scene unfold, goes to rouse the man, only to discover that the man was not passed out, he was dead; that he was not drunk, he was stabbed in the chest. However, where he died was not where the crime was committed - the key to solving the crime is to find out where he was attacked and why he made such a super human effort to carry himself to the Nihonbashi Bridge. That same night, a young man named Yashima is injured in a car accident while attempting to flee from the police. Found on him is the wallet of the murdered man. Tokyo Police Detective Kyoichiro Kaga is assigned to the team investigating the murder - and must bring his skills to bear to uncover what actually happened that night on the Nihonbashi bridge. What, if any, connection is there between the murdered man and Yashima, the young man caught with his wallet? Kaga's investigation takes him down dark roads and into the unknown past to uncover what really happened and why. A Death in Tokyo is another mind-bending mystery from the modern master of classic crime, finalist for both an Edgar Award and a CWA Dagger, the internationally bestselling Keigo Higashino"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Note:
In English. Translated from the Japanese.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 November #2
    Star detectives (and cousins) Kyoichiro Kaga and Shuhei Matsumiya (last seen in Newcomer, 2018) are partnered on a task force investigating the puzzling stabbing of a manufacturing executive. The victim, Takeaki Aoyagi, staggered to Tokyo's Nihonbashi bridge and died against the famed Kirin statues. Nearby, down-on-his-luck Fuyuki Yashima is found with Aoyagi's belongings and is hit by a truck while fleeing the police. Kaga and Matsumiya discover a startling connection between the victim and their suspect: Fuyuki was fired from one of Aoyagi's factories after he was injured on the job. The media seizes on the revenge theory, and when it's revealed that Aoyagi's company has been covering up workplace safety issues, the scandal sparks a tide of public outrage. Kaga, however, has too many unanswered questions to buy the revenge theory, and his dogged canvassing of Nihonbashi's vendors unravels an emotional story of buried guilt and a father's lessons in redemption. Parallels between the case's resolution and Kaga's conflicts about honoring his own father's death highlight Higashino's masterfully constructed tale. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

KEIGO HIGASHINO is the bestselling, best-known novelist in Japan and around Asia, with numerous television and film adaptations of his work appearing in several languages. He's the author of The Devotion of Suspect X, which was a finalist for the Edgar Award for best novel, and Malice. He lives in Tokyo, Japan.

Subject: Police > Fiction.
Tokyo (Japan) > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Traffic accidents > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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