Salvation of a Saint

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Salvation of a Saint
Salvation of a Saint (cover).jpg
First edition (Japanese)
AuthorKeigo Higashino
Original titleSeijo no Kyūsai
TranslatorAlexander O. Smith
SeriesDetective Galileo
GenreCrime / Mystery novel
PublisherBungeishunjū (Japanese)
Minotaur Books (English)
Publication date
Published in English
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages378 (Japanese)
336 (English)
ISBN978-4-163-27610-6 (Japanese)
ISBN 978-0-312-60068-6 (English)
Preceded byThe Devotion of Suspect X 
Followed byGalileo 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.