The Miracles of the Namiya General StoreThe Miracles of the Namiya General Store by Keigo Higashino
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Plot. Three criminals hide out in an old abandoned “general store.” The criminals, waiting for daylight, find sealed envelopes are dropping through the front door mail slot. It seems the old proprietor, now deceased, was responding to each letter, giving advice – every letter was answered, regardless of how foolish or serious they may be. The crooks decide to answer the letters and find that some of the notes are over 30 years old and the store is in a space-time window. Time is normal when they leave the store – and some letters are modern-day reconciliations.

Although a bit convoluted, the story is intriguing. The Miracles of the Namiya General Store is originally written in Japanese – this edition is a translation. So, I believe there is a cultural translation issue – but being aware of this makes a difference to the reader, IMO.

Written by Keigo Higashino and narrated by Brian Nishii, Sura Siu, and Kyle Omori. Ten hours of listening in unabridged audiobook format and released in November 22 by Yen Audio.


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