Salvation of a Saint

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Salvation of a Saint
Salvation of a Saint (cover).jpg
Cover of English translation
Author Keigo Higashino
Original title Seijo no Kyūsai
Translator Alexander O. Smith
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Series Detective Galileo
Genre Crime / Mystery novel
Publisher Bungeishunjū (Japanese)
Minotaur Books (English)
Publication date
Published in English
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 378 (Japanese)
336 (English)
ISBN 978-4-163-27610-6 (Japanese)
ISBN 978-0-312-60068-6 (English)
Preceded by The Devotion of Suspect X
Followed by Galileo no Kunō

Salvation of a Saint (聖女の救済, Seijo no Kyūsai) is a 2008 novel by Keigo Higashino, the fourth in his Detective Galileo series. The English translation was published in 2012.


Yoshitaka Mashiba, who was about to leave his marriage and his wife, is poisoned by arsenic-laced coffee and dies. His wife, Ayane, is the obvious suspect—but she was hundreds of miles away when he was murdered. The Police Detective Kusanagi refuses to believe that she could have had anything to do with the crime. His assistant, Kaoru Utsumi, however, is convinced Ayane is guilty. While Utsumi’s instincts tell her one thing, the facts of the case are another matter. So she does what her boss has done for years when stymied—she calls upon Professor Manabu Yukawa.