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Strawberry Yellow by Naomi Hirahara
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Curmudgeonly Japanese American gardener and unwitting detective Mas Arai is back in this fifth installment in the Edgar-winning series of mystery novels.  Author Naomi Hirahara has created a memorable protagonist unlike any other: a Hiroshima survivor, gardener, widower, gambler, grandfather, and solver of crimes. 

The series’ most compelling and evocative mystery yet is set in the strawberry fields of Watsonville, California, where young Mas first arrived from Hiroshima in the 1940s.  Now a retired gardener who lives in an L.A. suburb, he returns for the funeral of a cousin and quickly gest entangled in the murder of a young woman.  Was his cousin murdered, too?

  • “Hirahara has a keen eye for the telling detail and an assured sense of character.”
    —Los Angeles Times

  • “A shrewd sense of character and a formidable narrative engine.”
    —Chicago Sun-Times

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