The flower master
Rei Shimura, a twentysomething part-California girl, part-Japanese antiques dealer, can't quite find her place in Tokyo society. Lately Rei's love life has fallen off the radar screen, and despite all her efforts, her new business isn't doing much better.
At her aunt's insistence, Rei enrolls in a course in ikebana, the famous Japanese art of flower arranging. Little does she realize what a cutthroat class it will be; she's hardly completed a lesson before her instructor is murdered.
Rei is ready to track down the killer, but suddenly the case hits close to home. She and her aunt are battered by waves of police questioning, press attention, and mysterious warnings. Skeletons are rattling in her family's closet, and Rei must open the door to a dangerous secret.
Rei's in for the excitement she's been missing as her search for the truth takes her through twisting new corridors of intrigue, romance, and murder. It's up to Rei, the black sheep, to keep her family name clear-and her own life safe-from an enemy with an unknown agenda.
"The Flower Master is a scintillating mystery as fresh, cutting-edge, and uniquely appealing as its in-over-her-head-but-hanging-on sleuth.
|Grouped Work ID||19d6c8be-4bd5-eac3-730a-2b3318ace409|
|Grouping Title||flower master|
|Grouping Author||massey sujata|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-15 20:02:01PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-21 02:29:50AM|
|available_at_salida||Salida Regional Library|
|detailed_location_salida||SRL Adult Fiction Staff Retrieval|
|display_description||Rei Shimura, a California girl living in Tokyo, has an antiques business that's only slightly more successful than her love life. When her aunt enrolls her in the Kayama School of Ikebana to learn how to arrange flowers, disaster strikes. A mean teacher is found with scissors in her neck, and Takeo Kayama, the sexy billionaire heir to the school, considers Rei's aunt the main suspect. Rei strives to prove her aunt's innocence but becomes enmeshed in a web of upper-class ladies, edgy environmental protesters, and young immigrants trying to make it in one of the world's most exciting and expensive cities. As danger rises, clues are sent to Rei in haiku poems that hint her family played a role in an old Kayama School tragedy that threatens not just her romantic future with Takeo-but her own life.|
|local_callnumber_salida||FIC MAS(Staff Retrieval)|
|owning_library_salida||Salida Regional Library|
|owning_location_salida||Salida Regional Library|
|series||Rei Shimura mysteries|
|series_with_volume||Rei Shimura mysteries|3|
|subject_facet||Antique dealers -- Fiction|
Detective and mystery fiction
Japanese Americans -- Fiction
Women detectives -- United States -- Fiction
|title_display||The flower master|
|title_full||The flower master / Sujata Massey|
The flower master [electronic resource] / Sujata Massey
|title_short||The flower master|