The Salaryman's Wife

by Sujata Massey

On Sale: 04/05/2000

The Salaryman's Wife

by Sujata Massey

On Sale: 04/05/2000

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Agatha Award

About the Book

Winner of the Agatha Award.

"Sujata Massey blasts her way into fiction with The Salaryman's Wife, a cross-cultural mystery of manners with a decidedly sexy edge."-- Janet Evanonich

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.) She's determined to make it on her own. 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 attempts to piece together a strange, ever-changing puzzle—one that is built on lies and held together by years of sex and deception.

The first installment in the Rei Shimura series, The Salaryman's Wife is a riveting tale of death, love, and sex, told in a unique cross-cultural voice. 

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Critical Praise

"Sujata Massey blasts her way into fiction with The Salaryman's Wife, a cross-cultural mystery of manners with a decidedly sexy edge." - Janet Evanonich

"A terrific debut, crafted with surprising twists and turns, and steeped in the flavor of contemporary Japan." - Jonnie Jacobs

"A witty, perceptive take on how contemporary society clashed with traditional culture in modern Japan." - Laura John Rowland

"This book is a magic carpet to the Japanese Alps, and serves up murder as well. Great reading!" - Barbara D'Amato

"You can't find a better guide to the mean streets of Japan than Rei Shimura!...An excellent new series fro ma talented new writer." - Marcia Muller

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061044434
  • ISBN 10: 0061044431
  • Imprint: HarperTorch
  • On Sale: 04/05/2000
  • Pages: 432
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Asian American
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

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