Tag Archives: Naomi Hirahara

Recent Reading: Mystery

Now that I seem to have beaten my reading slump, I’m going to do my best to get back to blogging, too. Most of what I’ve read lately is mystery and non-fiction. Here’s the mystery list: Naomi Hirahara, Grave on Grand Avenue (2nd Ellie … Continue reading

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Murder on Bamboo Lane, by Naomi Hirahara

Last year I read and enjoyed the first book in Naomi Hirahara’s Mas Arai series, featuring a Japanese American gardener in Los Angeles, with a mystery dating back to Hiroshima in World War II. Murder on Bamboo Lane is the first … Continue reading

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Mystery, History: The Summer of the Big Bachi, by Naomi Hirahara

From a brief description, Naomi Hirahara’s Summer of the Big Bachi might sound like a cozy mystery: the protagonist, Mas Arai, is an elderly gardener, and the story revolves around his group of friends, many of whom hang out at Tanaka’s Lawnmower … Continue reading

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