Detective Galileo

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,219 ratings

The Devotion of Suspect X Publisher's Summary

Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment floor. Overhearing the commotion, Yasuko’s next door neighbor, middle-aged high school mathematics teacher Ishigami, offers his help, disposing not only of the body but plotting the cover-up step-by-step. When the body turns up and is identified, Detective Kusanagi draws the case and Yasuko comes under suspicion. Kusanagi is unable to find any obvious holes in Yasuko’s manufactured alibi and yet is still sure that there’s something wrong. Kusanagi brings in Dr. Manabu Yukawa, a physicist and college friend who frequently consults with the police. Yukawa, known to the police by the nickname Professor Galileo, went to college with Ishigami. After meeting up with him again, Yukawa is convinced that Ishigami had something to do with the murder. What ensues is a high level battle of wits, as Ishigami tries to protect Yasuko by outmaneuvering and outthinking Yukawa, who faces his most clever and determined opponent yet.

©2005 Keigo Higashino (P)2010 Macmillan Audio. A Macmillan Audiobook from Minotaur Books
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  • Book 1

    • The Devotion of Suspect X

    • By: Keigo Higashino, Alexander O. Smith Translated by
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 907
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 594
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 597

    Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment floor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Devoted tale of kindness and unknown friendship.

    • By Howard on 02-13-11

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 2

    • Salvation of a Saint

    • By: Keigo Higashino, Alexander O. Smith (translator)
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 184

    Yoshitaka, who was about to leave his marriage and his wife, is poisoned by arsenic-laced coffee and dies. His wife, Ayane, is the logical suspect - except that she was hundreds of miles away when he was murdered. The lead detective, Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi, is immediately smitten with her and refuses to believe that she could have had anything to do with the crime. His assistant, Kaoru Utsumi, however, is convinced Ayane is guilty. While Utsumi’s instincts tell her one thing, the facts of the case are another matter.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Appealing but not Compelling

    • By Patricia on 10-17-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • A Midsummer's Equation

    • A Mystery
    • By: Keigo Higashino
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    Manabu Yukawa, the physicist known as "Detective Galileo", has traveled to Hariguara, a once-popular summer resort town that has fallen on hard times. He is there to speak at a conference on a planned underwater mining operation, which has sharply divided the town. One faction is against the proposed operation, concerned about the environmental impact on the area, known for its pristine waters. The other faction, seeing no future in the town as it is, believes its only hope lies in the development project.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the twists

    • By AlexD on 11-28-17

    Regular price: $25.51