Malice

Malice

Large Print - 2015
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An acclaimed novelist is found brutally murdered on the night before he is to relocate from Japan to Vancouver.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2015.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ̐ư20
ISBN: 9781410475848
1410475840
Characteristics: 367 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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SandraLH
Mar 31, 2017

I found the story rather lack-luster and somewhat boring until about two-thirds through and then became a bit entrigued to finish the book as Dectective Kaga gave his analogy of the crime. Skipping from one character to another in first person was a different spin. This is the second book I have read by the author and "A Midsummer Equation" was more interesting.

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heidenkind
Jan 24, 2017

Very twisty and compulsively readable.

AL_BRIDGET Aug 24, 2016

The interesting back and forth format made the mystery itself more engaging, and I stayed up late to finish. I'll definitely be seeking out other stories by this author!

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thebritlass
Apr 17, 2015

While bits of the plot strain credibility at times, this is still a really absorbing mystery. Early on you learn who and how, but the "why" is not revealed until the very last pages. Another book to keep you up reading until the wee hours of the morning!

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Sanrin
Nov 02, 2014

The writing style is a bit more about telling than showing. The narrative alternates between a journal/account kept by Nonoguchi, who confesses to the murder, and Detective Kaga, but the voices feel similar. The ultimate motive for the murder seems a bit thin. But nevertheless, an entertaining read.

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