The Bride s Kimono Antiques dealer Rei Shimura has managed to snag one of the most lucrative and prestigious jobs of her career a renowned museum in Washington D C has invited her to exhibit her kimonos and give a lect

  • Title: The Bride's Kimono
  • Author: Sujata Massey
  • ISBN: 9780061031151
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
  • Antiques dealer Rei Shimura has managed to snag one of the most lucrative and prestigious jobs of her career a renowned museum in Washington, D.C has invited her to exhibit her kimonos and give a lecture on them Accompanied by a gaggle of Japanese office ladies bent on a week of shopping, Rei lands in the capital But her big break could ultimately break her Within hoAntiques dealer Rei Shimura has managed to snag one of the most lucrative and prestigious jobs of her career a renowned museum in Washington, D.C has invited her to exhibit her kimonos and give a lecture on them Accompanied by a gaggle of Japanese office ladies bent on a week of shopping, Rei lands in the capital But her big break could ultimately break her Within hours one of the kimonos is stolen, and then Rei s passport is discovered in a shopping mall dumpster on the dead body of one of the Japanese tourists Trouble is only beginning, though, for now Rei s parents have arrived and so has her ex boyfriend To track down the kimono and unmask a killer, Rei s got to do some clever juggling, fast talking, and quick sleuthing, or this trip home could be her last.

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    1. Sujata Massey says:

      Sujata Massey is the author of historical and mystery fiction She s well known for the Rei Shimura mystery series, ten books which have won the Agatha and Macavity awards and been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark awards The eleventh book in the series, THE KIZUNA COAST, will be published in November 2014 Sujata also writes historical novels set in 19th and 20th century India THE SLEEPING DICTIONARY novel and audiobook tells the story of Kamala, young woman making her way in Bengal during the end of the British Raj period Born poor in a costal village, but rising to a position of influence in an elite British household in Calcutta, Kamala s personal journey becomes entwined with India s own struggle for independence In India, the sme book is published as CITY OF PALACES.Sujata has followed up this sweeping saga with a novella, THE AYAH S TALE This is a coming of age story of a young Indian ayah caring for children in a British family Will her devotion to the family s neglected children overshadow her own dreams of personal happiness Trains, the hill resort of Darjeeling, and fabulous jewelry all play supporting roles in this e book.Sujata lives in Balti, Maryland, with her family In addition to writing, she loves to travel, read, cook, garden and walk.



    2 thoughts on “The Bride's Kimono

    1. #5 Rei Shimura series - MysteryAnother winning mystery. Rei Shimura is half American, half Japanese. Born in California, she relocated to Tokyo to open her own antiques business and explore Japanese culture.Rei is invited by a highly regarded Tokyo museum to travel to Washington, DC with many of their highly valuable kimono (the plural being "kimono") for an exclusive exhibit. Rei jumps at the chance to expand her knowledge of the history and art of the kimono and share her knowledge with other [...]

    2. Being a Japanese American Washingtonian, I was thrilled to pick up this book, which not only involves a half Japanese character, but also takes place in Washington, DC. Maybe I was overly critical because this is familiar territory The author seems to think that Smithsonian Institution is in plural, that northwest DC is actually northeast, and that Washingtonians are racist assholes who slash your tires and knock you upside the head with rugby balls for no good reason. It also bothered me that s [...]

    3. After I checked this out again 1/2/18, I realized I'd tried to read it before. Hence the listing as DNF, to remind me to skip this series.

    4. My initial impressions of this book weren't good. The story takes Rei away from Japan, the country she chooses to live in and the setting that makes the books a really interesting read for me. As well as going to what I thought would be a more mundane location I thought there were several bits of unrealistic plot happenings early in the book. Rei, still fairly new to the antiquities business is entrusted with taking a shipment of valuable old kimono from a museum in Tokyo to a museum in Washingt [...]

    5. Had a Maltese Falcon feel to it.It's the fifth in the Rei Shimura series but it stands alone just fine. Shimura goes to Washington DC with a selection of priceless kimono on loan to a museum. One of them goes missing and is tied up with the murder of a young Japanese tourist. I managed to sort of figure out the plot but there were still enough surprises to keep me entertained all the way to the end.pussrebootsir/blog/

    6. For a random book picked up at the library I enjoyed it. Has a good blend of mystery, tidbits about Asian culture, and "female pop fiction." I also enjoyed the heroine enough to consider reading another book with her (this book did fine reading by itself, though it did refer briefly to events from earlier books).

    7. Jälleen yksi Rei Shimura -kirja. Nämä ovat aina mainoita, mukaansatempaavia tarinoita. Eivät ehkä loistavia, mutta tarpeeksi jännittäviä ja kiinnostavia. Parasta ovat kulttuuriset yksityiskohdat ja tiedot, joita Massey kertoo juonen lomassa. Kirjoissa on aina paljon tietoa Japanin historiasta ja kulttuurista, joista kerrotaan myös länsimaalaisen näkökulma huomioiden. Tässä osassa oli tietysti runsaasti tietoa kimonoista.

    8. The topic for this round is kimono! I like this one the most thus far because there is more development on rei's love life. I cannot help but to compare to her to my favourite accidental sleuth - lady georgina of the her royal spyness series. Both of them seem to get themselves into spots of mystery.

    9. I'm halfway through the book and don't think I can go any further. The story has failed to keep me interested. It just doesn't seem to be going anywhere. I've read some books lately where I wanted to quit into the book but kept going and was happy I finished. I don't get the feeling this is going to get much more suspenseful than it is (isn't!).

    10. I really enjoyed this novel. It provided a rich description of Japanese culture. What I appreciate about Massey's books are the cast of characters she provides in each novel. I especially like the character Rei Shimura, she has an easygoing personality and is a very good sleuth 🕵

    11. An enjoyable and interesting easy read. I learnt about kimono and the plot while not entirely believable moved along fast and kept you guessing. Likeable characters!

    12. Coming back to this several years after I first read it No. And I repeat, no.I will be the first to admit that this series is pretty firmly in the 'mind candy' grouping, the early entries in the series were at least enjoyable in much the same way that Agatha Christie's books are--fluffy fast reads that give us a glimpse, though limited, into another culture/time.Howeveris one has enough plot holes that I have to wonder whether the developmental editors fell asleep on the job. I'll stop at just o [...]

    13. Die Halbjapanerin Rei Shimura bringt als Kurierin wertvolle Kimono von Tokyo nach Washington. Kurz nach der Ankunft verschwindet eines der kostbarsten Stücke und wenig später wird Reis Sitznachbarin im Flugzeug, die im selben Hotel nächtigte, tot aufgefunden. Doch nicht genug der Komplikationen: Rei begegnet ihrem Ex-Freund Hugh und weiss bald nicht mehr, wo ihr der Kopf steht. Was ein ganz guter Krimi hätte werden können, entwickelt sich leider zu einer Geschichte, die eher aus Shoppingerl [...]

    14. I must have bought this book nearly a decade ago, and now that I'm getting around to reading it, it feels so *dated* - Morning Musume, CDs, being able to walk through an airport with someone ^_^;;; I wasn't sure how to feel about Rei - sometimes I thought she was interesting and gutsy, and sometimes she annoyed me with her curmudgeonliness. Perhaps because as a librarian I also have to deal with people in my field who "don't do" email and all the attendant stereotypes, but there were times when [...]

    15. I have been progressing through the Rei Shimura mystery series. This is the 5th book and takes Rei from Japan to Washington, DC.She is a special courier responsible for the transport of rare kimonos to an exhibition in DC. A last minute substitution brings Rei quite a bit of grief. Not to mention her trip begins with a downgrade from business class to economy.The flight includes a group of Japanese office ladies on a week long shopping trip. Striking up a conversation with one of them brings una [...]

    16. In each of Sujata Massey's books, we learn about a particular aspect of Japanese culture. In The Floating Girl, it was the modern manga culture, and in the Bride's Kimono it is, as the title leads us to expect, the history of Kimono. As Massey's amateur sleuth Rei Shimura prepares to be a courier and guest lecturer for an exhibit of kimono from the Shogunate era, we learn quite a lot about the textiles and culture of the period. This period information is presented through a fictional shogun of [...]

    17. A good mystery that kept me guessing who really was the Kimono thief all throughout the story. Being a Canadian who had lived in Japan for a number of years, the book made me nostalgic for all things Japan. I even miss their overly polite, confrontation avoidance ways that may seem weird and unnecessary to anyone unfamiliar with their culture. I was reminded of my own feelings when I came back to North America as I watched Rei make several blunders in North American etiquette, or in some cases, [...]

    18. An okay mystery, mainly of interest to me for the information about kimono rather than the actual story. Part of a series, I thinkOM THE PUBLISHERRei Shimura is struggling to build her antiques business in Tokyo when she gets a call from a Washington, D.C. museum, asking her to act as courier to transport a set of priceless early 19th-century kimonos. Thus begins the adventure of a lifetime, involving stolen articfacts, a wacky tour group of Japanese women heading for the U.S shopping malls, and [...]

    19. So far my favorite of the series. Rei is always facing challenges between her Japanese heritage and her American birth. This conflict continually comes through as Rei tries to do the right thing. Her love of Japanese antiques and in this case antique kimono fabrics has taken her to Washington DC to bring an exhibit to a museum. Her Japanese boyfriend sends her off with his favorite good luck travel charm; however, no proposal. While at the museum, Hugh comes back into her life, a kimono from her [...]

    20. I don't read that much fiction, and rarely mysteries, but this was a book club pick and I got my nonfiction kick with the history and culture included. I learned about kimono, Japanese culture, and art museums, and enjoyed the food and clothing details. The author has done her research. Rei is a feisty Japanese-American heroine who is smart but comes across as a regular girl torn between lovers, trying to muddle her way out of a mess that gets bigger. Some parts don't seem realistic and the roma [...]

    21. This mystery novel takes Rei Shimura from Tokyo to Washingto, D.C where she is presenting a lecture on Edo period kimono. It has been a long time since I've read one of these mysteries, but this one fell a bit short. It was written in 2001 and there is quite a bit about not being able to use computers and email and this "new" auction site eBay. Funny! I'm pretty sure everyone I know (aside from my parents) was on the web by the late 90s. Anyway, I found Rei too annoying in this novel, but I'm go [...]

    22. The author had every chance here to write a great novel. The subject matter offered insights not only into Japanese culture and particularly textiles, but also into the interior world of modern museums. The plot (setting aside the romantic element) had potential in the best who-dun-it tradition, and behind that was the potential for a great back story - of the origins of these kimono and the relations between the original owners. But, alas, all of this wonderful material was well and truly burie [...]

    23. Another excellent mystery by Sujata Massey. I discovered her novels earlier this year. This is the third that I have read and unlike the other two is actually set in the United States. Rei Shimura couriers Kimono's from a museum in Japan to a museum in the U.S. The only surprising error that I found was that the hotel where Rei Shimura stays in the U.S. has door bells on the rooms. I have stayed in lots of hotels all across the country and have never found one with door bells. Excellent read tha [...]

    24. This book was well written with many layers to every character. I was impressed that I had no idea who "did it" until the very end. A Japanese-American citizen travels to the US on behalf of a Japanese museum to bring precious kimono to an American museum and deliver some lectures. One kimono is stolen and there is a murder and mayhem ensues The author writes in a way to keep the reader somewhat disoriented by throwing a lot of information and devolpments at them. I will be reading more works by [...]

    25. The Bride's Kimono by Sujata MasseyA light mystery about a Japanese/American woman who lives in Japan andworks doing something with antiquities. She is hired to give a lectureand bring over a group of kimonos from Japan to a museum inWashington, DC. There's a mix up, which is kind of her fault and oneof the kimonos disappears. There's also the sub story about who thekimonos actually belonged to and why the original lecturer didn'tcome. Mildly amusing but not worth paying money for.

    26. Much better than the last few in this series. (Yeah, I know, I complain about them and then keep reading. There is method to my madness, I swear.) The mystery was a little tighter, and I liked the historical aspect of what was going on. You'd think a series about an antiques dealer would be rife with history, but not so much! Anyway. I also like Hugh more than I like Takeo, which maybe has something to do with it.

    27. [library e-book, no investment in finishing; plot summary elsewhere.]This was a little too chick lit fashion showy for me. The strength of the book is a lot of detail about Japanese culture and history. The discussion of kimono was ok, but the rest of the clothes descriptions were too much. Also, decent scenic detail about Washington. Still, the female lead's juggling of two love interests was eventually tiresome.But, I finished, not sure I will read another.

    28. Sujata Massey knows the Mendelsons so Koky got to meet her a couple of years ago when she was in Hawaii. The book was okay. Entertaining, but rather weak character development. I am told all of her books have the same protagonist, so perhaps her character is better developed when reading more of the books. Probably won't happen for me, though.

    29. Eh, could have been more exciting. When the excitement did build it was cheesy and cliche. Characters weren't very round. It's the typical dry writing style of modern age writers that doesn't afford one's imagination much clarity. The history incorporated into this book was the only thing that saved it- for me, that it.

    30. Each of Sujata Massey's books seemed to have a bit of a different style and sometimes the writing sounded naive. But I still loved the series, found it very charming, and this book was my favourite because it had a sense of humour. I loved the way she delicately described the little cultural quirks and especially the Japanese office ladies.

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