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Massey, Sujata

Works: 18 works in 172 publications in 10 languages and 8,028 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Suspense fiction  Spy stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.A79965, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Sujata Massey
Most widely held works by Sujata Massey
The pearl diver by Sujata Massey( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 890 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 )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiques dealer Rei Shimura is in San Francisco visiting her parents and researching a personal project tracing the story of 100 years of Japanese decorative arts through her own family's experience. Her work is interrupted by the arrival of her boyfriend, lawyer Hugh Glendinning, who is involved in a class action lawsuit on behalf of Asian nationals forced to engage in slave labor for Japanese companies during World War II. These two projects suddenly intertwine when one of Hugh's clients is murdered and Rei begins to uncover unsavory facts about her own family's actions during the war. As Rei struggles to unravel the truth and find the killer, she learns all about family ties and the universal desire to avoid blame.--from Publisher description
The bride's kimono by Sujata Massey( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 829 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
Girl in a box by Sujata Massey( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 749 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 flower master by Sujata Massey( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 735 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
The floating girl by Sujata Massey( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 725 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 )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 690 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 2015 in 3 languages and held by 669 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 salaryman's wife by Sujata Massey( Book )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 471 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
The sleeping dictionary by Sujata Massey( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 457 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
Zen attitude by Sujata Massey( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Tokyo, American antique dealer and sleuth Rei Shimura pays too much for a tansu (chest of drawers). When the man who sold it to her is found murdered, she must find the secret of the tansu to solve the murder
The sleeping dictionary by Sujata Massey( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 133 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 )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 107 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
Chesapeake crimes 3( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder most crafty( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

15 all new stories of criminal handiwork and the art of deduction
Tsuki satsujin jiken( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Local Female Mystery Writers( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

With hip twists and sly turns, young female authors are taking the mystery world by storm. The best kept secret is that several are from our region. Female sleuths join us for an hour of whodunnit and why
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The pearl diver
Alternative Names
Masija, Sujata

Sujata Massey American writer

Sujata Massey amerikanische Schriftstellerin

マッシー, スジャータ

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