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Sujata Massey

UK flag (b.1964)

Sujata Massey was born in England to parents from India and Germany. She studied writing at Johns Hopkins University and worked as a reporter for the Baltimore Evening Sun before moving to Japan, where she taught English and began writing mystery fiction. The Rei Shimura series starts with The Salaryman's Wife, which won the Agatha Award for best first novel of 1997, and continues with Zen Attitude, and Edgar and Anthony nominee, and The Flower Master. At present Sujata Massey lives with her family in Baltimore and travels to Japan to research future Rei Shimura novels.

Genres: Mystery
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1999) : The Flower Master
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2000) : The Floating Girl
Macavity Awards Best Novel winner (2000) : The Flower Master
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2001) : The Bride's Kimono
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2004) : The Pearl Diver
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel winner (2018) : The Widows of Malabar Hill

Sujata Massey recommends
Grand Delusion (2000)
(Jacob Burns Mystery, book 2)
Matt Witten
"Jacob Burns is a wise-cracking, write-at-home dad with a nose for trouble... Watch this guy."
Murder in China Red (2002)
Dean Barrett
"Edge-of-the-seat suspense."
Murder on Bamboo Lane (2014)
(Officer Ellie Rush Mystery, book 1)
Naomi Hirahara
"The most original mystery I've encountered in many years."
The Betel Nut Tree Mystery (2018)
(Crown Colony, book 2)
Ovidia Yu
"Su-Lin is the captivating, knowledgeable heroine of Ovidia Yu's stunning novel, which breathes fresh life into the forgotten world of British Colonial Singapore."

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