Day: December 5, 2020

Book review: 『麒麟の翼』 by Keigo Higashino

Introduction Title: 『麒麟の翼』 (きりんのつばさ)Author: Keigo Higashino (東野圭吾)Published by 講談社文庫372 pages. This is the 9th book in the detective Kaga series (加賀恭一郎シリーズ). Review When it comes to Japanese crime fiction, Keigo Higashino is my favourite author, and when it comes to Keigo Higashino, the books of the Kaga series are my favourite ones. No surprise then, that I loved 『麒麟の翼』. The investigative parts of the novel were excellent and engrossing, exactly what a reader of detective fiction is looking for. However, the novel is not a simple investigation, it also goes deep into how a murder case affects everyone involved, the relatives of the victims of course, but also the relatives of the person accused. As it is said in the novel, finding the culprit is not enough to close the case. As long as we don’t understand why it happened, the families and relatives will continue to suffer. 『麒麟の翼』 is the perfect balance between a well-paced and engrossing investigation and an in-depth work on the characters and how they feel. Watching Kyoichiro Kaga working is …