The Crime Writers' Association

International 2019

Keigo Higashino
tr. Giles Murray
Newcomer
shortlisted
Little, Brown

Amazon

This is a new step for Higashino, whose most recent cop and very affable character is the newcomer in a central area. The plot rolls along in a jolly way not often encountered in Japanese literature. This book is less immediately like Higashino’s previous novels, and easier to read.