Malice: A Mystery

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Keigo Higashino

Narrated By: Jeff Woodman

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: October 2014

Duration: 7 hours 33 minutes


Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found brutally murdered in his home on the night before he's planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, a locked room, within his locked house, by his wife and his best friend, both of whom have rock solid alibis. Or so it seems.
At the crime scene, Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga recognizes Hidaka's best friend, Osamu Nonoguchi. Years ago when they were both teachers, they were colleagues at the same public school. Kaga went on to join the police force while Nonoguchi eventually left to become a full-time writer, though with not nearly the success of his friend Hidaka.
As Kaga investigates, he eventually uncovers evidence that indicates that the two writers' relationship was very different that they claimed, that they were anything but best friends. But the question before Kaga isn't necessarily who, or how, but why. In a brilliantly realized tale of cat and mouse, the detective and the killer battle over the truth of the past and how events that led to the murder really unfolded. And if Kaga isn't able to uncover and prove why the murder was committed, then the truth may never come out.
Malice is one of the bestselling-the most acclaimed-novel in Keigo Higashino's series featuring police detective Kyochiro Kaga, one of the most popular creations of the bestselling novelist in Asia.


  • Anne M.

    Very well written account of the murder of a high-profile Japanese writer, given from the viewpoints of different characters. The detective who finally solves it goes to great lengths and through surprising and devious turns in the case to bring the murderer to justice.

  • Anne Gourlay

    Excellent story that keeps you guessing to the end. Could not stop listening near the end. Narrator is very good also.

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