Malice by Keigo Higashino
A best-selling novelist is found dead inside a locked room in a locked house. One suspect comes to the forefront in Detective Kaga’s mind, but things aren’t adding up. The mental acrobatics he performs will finally bring justice to the murdered man and his memory.
This book was translated from Japanese but aside from the names being unfamiliar to an American audience it reads like the best complex mysteries of the noir period. The book is arranged in chunks, some from the point of view of our detective and some written recollections by the prime suspect. What I found most interesting was knowing the who, what, where and how early on in the book but being completely baffled by the why.
Mystery fans looking for a new fresh voice with the devious plotting of the old masters will find something to like here.