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Emily's Secret Book of Strange by Bob Zeller
This is a nice addition to your Emily the Strange collection but it isn't as cute or unique as the first book in the series.
Zen Attitude by Sujata Massey
Zen Attitude by Sujata Massey
. . . very entertaining and the mystery comes together beautifully.
The 2nd book in the Rei Shimura takes up a few months after the 1st book, "The Salaryman's Wife," leaves off. Rei is living with her Scottish lawyer boyfriend, Hugh and trying to make a success of her antiques business, when, once again, her life gets mired down by murder & intrigue.
As with the 1st book in the series the deft handling of the plot kept me interested and surprised until the end. Red herrings and secondary characters are woven into a story that is fast-paced and entertaining, while seamlessly including glimpses into modern and historical Japanese culture.
The few quibbles I have with the book… Read more
Salaryman's Wife by Sujata Massey
Salaryman's Wife by Sujata Massey
I enjoyed this book - it was very well written for a first novel and the mystery kept me guessing.
Rei, the main character is earnest, tenacious, hot headed and a bit irritating but for the most part always interesting.
The brief glimpses of the culture and locales in Japan didn't overwhelm the story but did add an exotic background for the book.
I didn't find the relationship between Rei and Hugh very compelling or believable. It seemed more of a basic sexual attraction than something that will develop into a full fledged relationship. I guess time will tell on that aspect of the story.
I've already purchased the next two books in the series and hope they are as well… Read more