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Massey, Sujata

Works: 32 works in 224 publications in 10 languages and 7,599 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Bildungsromans  Detective and mystery stories, American  Spy stories  History  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Sujata Massey
Most widely held works by Sujata Massey
The pearl diver by Sujata Massey( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dazzling engagement ring and the promise of a fresh start in a new country bring antiques dealer and sometime-sleuth Rei Shimura to Washington, D.C. But while she tries to play catch-up with her beautiful, politically connected cousin, Kendall, and is commissioned to furnish a chic Japanese-fusion restaurant, things start to go haywire. First, Kendall vanishes from the restaurant's opening-night party, and then Rei is drafted to help Andrea, the restaurant's elegant, cagey hostess, investigate the disappearance of her own Japanese mother thirty years earlier. As the strands of these puzzles begin to come together, Rei finds that her relationship with her fiancé, Hugh, has changed from sizzle to burn. At the same time, she faces troubling questions about what it means to be a loving mother - and whether her own independent streak will endanger the women to whom she has grown close
The samurai's daughter by Sujata Massey( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiques dealer Rei Shimura is in San Francisco visiting her parents and researching a personal project to trace the story of 100 years of Japanese decorative arts through her own family's history. But Rei's work is interrupted by the arrival of her long-distance boyfriend, lawyer Hugh Glendinning, who is involved in a class action lawsuit on behalf of people forced to engage in slave labor for Japanese companies during World War II." Suddenly, when one of Hugh's clients is murdered, their two projects intertwine. Before long, Rei uncovers troubling facts about her own family's actions during the war. As she starts to unravel the truth and search for a killer, the notions of family ties and loyalty take on an entirely new meaning.--from Publisher description
The bride's kimono by Sujata Massey( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiques dealer Rei Shimura's job of transporting a packet of nineteenth-century kimonos from Tokyo to Washington, D.C. goes badly wrong when one of the kimonos is stolen from REi's hotel room and a woman is found dead with Rei's passport in her pocket
The flower master by Sujata Massey( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While struggling to adjust to the nuances of Japanese propriety, trying to keep her business afloat, and dealing with veiled messages left under her door, Rei Shimura sifts through the bones of old skeletons to keep her family name clear and her own life safe from an enemy with a mysterious agenda. If Rei doesn't want to be crushed, she's must walk a perilous line and uncover a killer with a dramatic flare for deadly arrangements
Girl in a box by Sujata Massey( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronically underemployed Rei Shimura takes a freelance gig with a Washington, D.C., alphabet agency that just might have ties to the CIA. Her mission, should she choose to accept it, is to go undercover as a clerk in a big Tokyo department store. It's a tricky and risky assignment, but it also gives Rei the opportunity to check out all the latest fashions and use her store discount to indulge her shopping impulses. Meanwhile, hile, she's listening in on conversations not meant for her and crashing a conference she's not invited to. She winds up fending off the advances of a couple of the store's executives who seem to be fascinated by her navel ring. When her cover is blown, Rei is in big trouble, and it will take all her resourcefulness and unorthodox methods to unmask a killer
The floating girl by Sujata Massey( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Finnish and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While researching an article on comic-book art, Rei Shimura becomes involved in a murder investigation
Shimura trouble : a Rei Shimura mystery by Sujata Massey( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a family reunion on the island of Oahu, Japanese-American undercover spy Rei Shimura is roped into helping the Hawaiian branch of her family regain land stolen from them during World War II. But when fire sweeps the island and her young cousin is accused of arson, Rei, with the assistance of both her boyfriend and ex-lover, must discover the truth, which turns out to be linked to the Shimura family history
The typhoon lover by Sujata Massey( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a party for her thirtieth birthday, Rei Shimura answers a mysterious invitation to a job interview. The task is to search for and authenticate an ancient Middle Eastern pitcher that disappeared from Iraq's national museum. The piece is believed to be in the hands of a wealthy Japanese collector, whose passion for beauty extends to Rei herself. When a typhoon hits Tokyo, and Rei finds herself trapped along with the object of her investigation, she discovers that much more than the pitcher is at risk
The sleeping dictionary by Sujata Massey( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kamala, a young peasant woman from West Bengal, is drawn into a forbidden romance in 1930s Calcutta and is caught between the country's independence movement and the British colonial society in which she lives
The salaryman's wife by Sujata Massey( Book )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese-American Rei Shimura is a 27-year-old English teacher living in one of Tokyo's seediest neighborhoods. She doesn't make much money, but she wouldn't go back home to California even if she had a free ticket (which, thanks to her parents, she does.) Her independence is threatened however, when a getaway to an ancient castle town is marred by murder. Rei is the first to find the beautiful wife of a high-powered businessman, dead in the snow. Taking charge, as usual, Rei searches for clues by crashing a funeral, posing as a bar-girl, and somehow ending up pursued by police and paparazzi alike. In the meantime, she manages to piece together a strange, ever-changing puzzle--one that is built on lies and held together by years of sex and deception
Zen attitude by Sujata Massey( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Tokyo, American antique dealer and sleuth Rei Shimura becomes a suspect in a murder case and must clear her name. Before proceeding she switches men, abandoning a yacht owner for a more protective judo instructor
The sleeping dictionary by Sujata Massey( Recording )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The term 'sleeping dictionary' was coined for young Indian women who slept with British men and educated them in the ways of India. Set between 1925 and the end of World War II, The story of Kamala, born to a peasant family in West Bengal, who makes her way to Calcutta of the 1930s. Haunted by a forbidden love, she is caught between the raging independence movement and the British colonial society she finds herself inhabiting
The Kizuna coast by Sujata Massey( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rei Shimura and her husband Michael rush to Japan in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami -- she, to find her mentor Yasushi Ishida and his missing apprentice Mayumi, he, to battle the nuclear disaster in Fukushima
The widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Introducing an extraordinary female lawyer-sleuth in a new historical series set in 1920s Bombay! Bombay, 1921: Perveen Mistry, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family, has just joined her father's law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers in India. Armed with a law degree from Oxford, Perveen also has a tragic personal history that makes her especially devoted to championing and protecting women's legal rights. Mistry Law has been appointed to execute the will of Mr. Omar Farid, a wealthy Muslim mill owner who has left three widows behind. But as Perveen is going through the paperwork, she notices something strange: all three of the wives have signed over their full inheritance to a charity. What will they live on if they forfeit what their husband left them? Perveen is suspicious, especially since one of the widows has signed her form with an X--meaning she probably couldn't even read the document. The Farid widows live in full purdah--in strict seclusion, never leaving the women's quarters or speaking to any men. Are they being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous guardian? Perveen tries to investigate, and realizes her instincts about the will were correct when tensions escalate to murder. Now it is her responsibility to figure out what really happened on Malabar Hill, and to ensure that no innocent women or children are in further danger. Inspired in part by a real woman who made history by becoming India's first female lawyer, The Widows of Malabar Hill is a richly wrought story of multicultural 1920s Bombay as well as the debut of a sharp and promising new sleuth, Perveen Mistry"--
Chesapeake crimes 3( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Brautkimono : Kriminalroman by Sujata Massey( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in German and Finnish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rei Shimura, attraktive Halbjapanerin und Hobbydetektivin, sorgt mit ihrem fünften Fall für rasante Spannung und Nippon-Exotik: Spontan sagt sie zu, für eine große Ausstellung den Transport wertvoller Japanalia nach Washington zu begleiten. Unter den Exponaten ein besonders kostbarer Brautkimono aus dem 19. Jahrhundert. Prompt verschwindet das edle Teil, und Reis Reisebekanntschaft Hana, die zum Shopping in die USA wollte, wird wenig später tot aufgefunden. Rei hat Heimweh - nach ihrem Freund Takeo und nach der Fernost-Metropole Tokio. Doch dann taucht ihr Ex Hugh plötzlich auf der Bildfläche auf
Japanische Perlen : Kriminalroman by Sujata Massey( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rei Shimura, japanisch-amerikanische Hobbydetektivin, ist ihrem Freund Hugh nur widerstrebend nach Washington gefolgt. Doch bald muss sie die Entführung ihrer Cousine Kendall aufklären
Tödliche Manga : Roman by Sujata Massey( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India Gray : historical fiction by Sujata Massey( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Tochter des Samurai Kriminalroman by Sujata Massey( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The pearl diver
Alternative Names
Masija, Sujata

Sujata Massey American writer

Sujata Massey Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Sujata Massey amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Sujata Massey écrivaine américaine

Sujata Massey escritora estadounidense

Sujata Massey yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija


マッシー, スジャータ

English (106)

German (61)

Finnish (21)

Italian (8)

Japanese (3)

Dutch (3)

Polish (1)

Russian (1)

Spanish (1)

Czech (1)

The samurai's daughterThe bride's kimonoThe flower masterGirl in a boxThe floating girlShimura trouble : a Rei Shimura mysteryThe typhoon loverThe salaryman's wife