This is book number 2 in the The Kyochiro Kaga Series series.
* A New York Times Editor's Choice *
"Part Sherlock Holmes, part Harry Bosch, Higashino's hero is a quietly majestic force to be reckoned with." —Kirkus Reviews (starred)
International bestseller Keigo Higashino returns with his latest mindbender—Newcomer—as newly transferred Tokyo Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga is assigned to a baffling murder.
Detective Kyochiro Kaga of the Tokyo Police Department has just been transferred to a new precinct in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo. Newly arrived, but with a great deal of experience, Kaga is promptly assigned to the team investigating the murder of a woman. But the more he investigates, the greater number of potential suspects emerges. It isn’t long before it seems nearly all the people living and working in the business district of Nihonbashi have a motive for murder. To prevent the murderer from eluding justice, Kaga must unravel all the secrets surrounding a complicated life. Buried somewhere in the woman’s past, in her family history, and the last few days of her life is the clue that will lead to the murderer.
From the international bestseller Keigo Higashino, author of The Devotion of Suspect X, comes one of his finest works of crime fiction yet.
"His hero is an insightful detective whose disarmingly awkward charm helps him uncover the truth. Higashino's writing is emotionally charged and intellectually rewarding." —Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
"Classic yet inventive... Newcomer will appeal most to fans of classic detective stories by the likes of Agatha Christie and Georges Simenon. Higashino’s intricate plotting and a vivid setting come together in an absorbing mystery that will leave readers guessing until the very end." —Bookreporter
"Kaga, a modern day Poirot, thinks even further outside the box than his Belgian predecessor, to the great delight of mystery aficionados" —Bookpage
"Delightful... Fans of classic whodunits should introduce themselves to this newcomer immediately." —Shelf Awareness
"Exotic, original... highly recommended." —Japan Times
"Newcomer is a cerebral puzzler's delight that, like Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency mysteries, offers a thought-provoking take on the tension between modernity and traditional culture and leaves a trail of mended relationships in its wake." —Booklist
"Rewarding... [readers] will appreciate Higashino's graceful prose and willingness to push the limits of the genre." —Library Journal
"Clever and charming." —The Sunday Times (London)