どちらかが彼女を殺した, reading notes
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どちらかが彼女を殺した~第3章~2

The second part of chapter 3 goes from p.105 to 119

Reading Notes

  • 遠縁・とおえん distant relative
  • ノイローゼ neurosis
  • 性に合う・せいにあう to be congenial, to agree with one
  • 所轄・しょかつ jurisdiction
  • こだわる to fuss over, to be particular about (it already appeared in the precedent part but I didn’t remember it 😫)
  • 気のせい・きのせい in one’s imagination
  • 封印・ふういん to stamp, to affix a seal
  • 蘇る・よみがえる to be recalled (memories), to be revived, restored
  • 脳裏・のうり one’s mind
  • 呂律・ろれつ articulation
  • 祭壇・さいだん altar
  • 克明・こくめい detailed, faithful, accurate
  • 掴む・つかむ to seize, to catch, to grab, to understand, to grasp.
  • 踏む・ふむ here, it certainly means: “to estimate”
  • 警視庁・けいしちょう Metropolitan Police Department
  • 結成・けっせい formation
  • 所轄・しょかつ jurisdiction

There is a difficult part p.109. It seems that the police department would not have taken the risk to form an investigation team because proofs for a murder case were not sufficient, but for the Nerima jurisdiction, an investigation team was already formed because of another murder which took place some time ago.

  • 睫・まつげ eyelashes
  • 引き金・ひきがね “trigger” appears again! I think I’ll remember it this time!
  • 未練・みれん reluctance
  • 特定・とくてい specific, particular
  • 引き留める・ひきとめる to detain
  • 羽織る・はおる to put on
  • 襟・えり neck, collar
  • さりげない・さりげない nonchalant, unconcerned, in a casual manner
  • 摘み取る・つまみとる to pluck, to pick
  • 豪華・ごうか wonderful, gorgeous

Even if at this point of the novel, I have forged myself a theory on what occurred, I am very curious to see what will happen. I really like the way inspector Kaga is constantly there without being actually present. I wonder if the next chapter will offer Kaga’s point of view…!


Expressions worth remembering

p.106 “一人で本を読んでたりするほうが性に合ってたらしい” I like the expression 性に合う and it is easy to remember

p. 107 “気のせいでもないと思うのですが” useful to be able to say: “it’s not just my imagination”

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