The Floating Girl (Rei Shimura #4)
Another interesting murder mystery set in and around Tokyo, Japan. Rei is an American-born, half-Japanese, half-American woman. She is now feeling comfortable living and working in Japan, and has a new boyfriend.
Rei Shimura has established a growing antiques business. Writing articles on art and antiques for a comic-style magazine for foreigners living in Tokyo has grown her business by one-third. A change in the magazine's staff results in Rei's assignment to writ ...more
I think that my gut instinct was trying to tell me something, conside ...more
I should have learnt from reading the previous book (about the Japanese art of flower arranging called ikebana) that Massey is capable of turning the least likely themes into decent settings for a mystery. But I still expected to be disappointed in a tale based around the comic art of manga. I wasn't of course, I should really learn to trust Massey to make any aspect of Japanese culture interesting.
Once again there is a decent plot here though I didn't think it was quite as well resolved as in...more
Loved this one; stayed up late reading to finish it. Nice light whodunit.
Sujata also writes historical novels set in 19th and 20th century I ...more