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The Salaryman's Wife

(2000)
(The first book in the Rei Shimura series)
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During a sightseeing trip, Rei Shimura, a young Japanese-American English teacher living in Tokyo, stumbles upon the body of the wife of a powerful businessman and turns sleuth to solve the crime, crashing a funeral, masquerading as a bar girl, and pursued by police in her search for clues.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"When a wealthy tourist is murdered at a hotel in the Japanese Alps, Rei Shimura, an American whose father is Japanese, is drawn into the case. Rei is a wonderful character, sympathetic to both halves of her ancestry and a splendid addition to the world of fictional sleuths. The book is a magic carpet to the Japanese Alps, and serves up murder as well. Great reading!" - Barbara D'Amato

"Sujata Massey blasts her way into fiction with The Salaryman's Wife, a novel chronicling life and death in Generation X Tokyo. A cross-cultural mystery of manners with a decidedly sexy edge." - Janet Evanovich

"A terrific debut, crafted with surprising twists and turns and steeped in the flavor of contemporary Japan. Writing in a style as smart and snappy as her heroine, Sujata Massey brings a fresh perspective to the traditional mystery. Readers are in for a real treat." - Jonnie Jacobs

"A witty, perceptive take on how contemporary society clashes with traditional culture in modern Japan. Rei Shimura, the irreverent, likable Japanese-American heroine, straddles East and West with aplomb. I enjoyed her adventures and hope there will be more of them." - Laura Joh Rowland


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Paperback Editions

April 1999 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Salaryman's Wife
Author(s): Sujata Massey
ISBN: 0-06-104443-1 / 978-0-06-104443-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTorch
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Salaryman's Wife: Rei Shimura Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Sujata Massey
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Salaryman's Wife: Rei Shimura Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Sujata Massey
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Salaryman's Wife: Rei Shimura Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Sujata Massey
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Salaryman's Wife: Rei Shimura Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Sujata Massey
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Salaryman's Wife (Rei Shimura Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Sujata Massey
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA