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Malice : a mystery / Keigo Higashino ; translated by Alexander O. Smith with Elye Alexander.

Higashino, Keigo, 1958- (author.). Smith, Alexander O. (translator.). Alexander, Elye J. (translator.).


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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250035608
  • ISBN: 9781250070326
  • ISBN: 1250070325
  • Physical Description: 276 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translation of: Akui.
Originally published in Japan in 1996 as Akui, by Kodansha.
Subject: Police > Japan > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Japan > Fiction.
Japanese fiction > Translations into English.
Genre: Mystery fiction.

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  • 9 of 10 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


  • 0 current holds with 10 total copies.
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