Malice by Keigo Higashino

Malice

Kyoichiro Kaga #1

Keigo Higashino with Alexander O. Smith (Translator), Elye J. Alexander (Translator)

276 pages first pub 1996 (editions)

fiction crime mystery dark mysterious medium-paced

Description

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 ...

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Moods

mysterious 95%
dark 60%
tense 38%
challenging 17%
reflective 15%
adventurous 12%
emotional 9%
sad 6%
informative 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 56%
fast 34%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 44% | Plot: 34% | Character: 21%

Strong character development?

No: 36% | It's complicated: 30% | Yes: 30% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

No: 46% | It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 8% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 62% | Yes: 17% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 7% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.99

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