Newcomer

By Keigo Higashino, Giles Murray (translator),

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Shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association International Dagger Award

Spectator Best Books of 2019

'An intriguing mashup of police procedural and golden age puzzle mystery' Guardian

International bestseller Keigo Higashino returns with his latest mindbender - Newcomer - as newly transferred Tokyo Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga is assigned to a…

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Don’t let the setting or the gentle nature of the prose deter you. What seems like a collection of modest short stories, set among the small shops of a Tokyo neighborhood, coalesces into an intricate puzzle in which the whole is even more satisfying than the sum of its charming parts. The suspects tell the police detective, a patient and polite newcomer to the area, about their modest lives and insular worlds, not realizing how all these gossipy and petty details will lead to the truth. And who knew there were so many different types of scissors, each with a…

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