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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, Historical Mystery
Rei Shimura
   1. The Salaryman's Wife (2000)
   2. Zen Attitude (1998)
   3. The Flower Master (1999)
   4. The Floating Girl (2000)
   5. The Bride's Kimono (2001)
   6. The Samurai's Daughter (2003)
   7. The Pearl Diver (2004)
   8. The Typhoon Lover (2005)
   9. Girl in a Box (2006)
   10. Shimura Trouble (2008)
   Convenience Boy and Other Stories of Japan (2011)
   The Convenience Boy (2011)
   The Deepest Blue (2011)
   11. The Kizuna Coast (2014)
Perveen Mistry
   1. The Widows of Malabar Hill (2018)
     aka A Murder at Malabar Hill
   2. The Satapur Moonstone (2019)
   3. The Bombay Prince (2021)
   4. The Mistress of Bhatia House (2023)
   The Sleeping Dictionary (2013)
     aka The City of Palaces
Novellas and Short Stories
   The Ayah's Tale (2013)
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Sujata Massey recommends
Murder by Degrees (2023)
Ritu Mukerji
"I was kept guessing until the very end of this gorgeously written mystery set in a highly Gothic, 19th-century Philadelphia. Ritu Mukerji illuminates the little-known history of America's earliest women physicians through her protagonist Lydia Weston, an unforgettable young woman whose intelligence is equally matched by her compassion. A brilliant start to a series that presents the medical mystery in a feminist light."
A Disappearance in Fiji (2023)
Nilima Rao
"Meet Sergeant Akal Singh, the complex and charming hero of a thoroughly original mystery set in 1914 Fiji. Fans of Golden Age mysteries will relish this debut novel by a compelling new talent, Nilima Rao. More, please!"
Mother Daughter Traitor Spy (2022)
Susan Elia MacNeal
"Susan Elia MacNeal is at the height of her powers in this riveting suspense novel."

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Anthologies containing stories by Sujata Massey
Chesapeake Crimes 3 (2008)
(Chesapeake Crimes)
edited by
Donna Andrews and Marcia Talley
Baltimore Noir (2006)
(Akashic Noir)
edited by
Laura Lippman

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