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The Bride's Kimono By Sujata Massey 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: 336
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Bride's Kimono By Sujata Massey 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. Ladiibbug on said:

      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 lovers of [...]

    2. Lindsey on said:

      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 she [...]

    3. CatBookMom on said:

      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. Kirsty Darbyshire on said:

      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 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 Washington DC a [...]

    5. Sarah Sammis on said:

      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. Heidi on said:

      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. Lauriina on said:

      J lleen yksi Rei Shimura kirja N m ovat aina mainoita, mukaansatempaavia tarinoita Eiv t ehk loistavia, mutta tarpeeksi j nnitt vi ja kiinnostavia Parasta ovat kulttuuriset yksityiskohdat ja tiedot, joita Massey kertoo juonen lomassa Kirjoissa on aina paljon tietoa Japanin historiasta ja kulttuurista, joista kerrotaan my s l nsimaalaisen n k kulma huomioiden T ss osassa oli tietysti runsaasti tietoa kimonoista.

    8. Doreen on said:

      The topic for this round is kimono I like this one the most thus far because there is 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. Judy on said:

      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 suspenseful than it is isn t.

    10. Tesha L.McKinney on said:

      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. Christine Williams on said:

      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. Josephine on said:

      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 one th [...]

    13. yexxo on said:

      Die Halbjapanerin Rei Shimura bringt als Kurierin wertvolle Kimono von Tokyo nach Washington Kurz nach der Ankunft verschwindet eines der kostbarsten St cke und wenig sp ter wird Reis Sitznachbarin im Flugzeug, die im selben Hotel n chtigte, 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 h tte werden k nnen, entwickelt sich leider zu einer Geschichte, die eher aus Shoppingerlebnissen [...]

    14. Cinnamingirl on said:

      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 I wanted to ju [...]

    15. Karmen on said:

      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 unantic [...]

    16. Laurie on said:

      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 the [...]

    17. Linh on said:

      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, lac [...]

    18. Amy on said:

      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 a [...]

    19. Bernye on said:

      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 exhib [...]

    20. Linda on said:

      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 romance [...]

    21. Pinky on said:

      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 going to ca [...]

    22. Nandadevi on said:

      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 buried under [...]

    23. Harley on said:

      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 that I wou [...]

    24. Tara on said:

      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 works by Sujata Ma [...]

    25. Melinda on said:

      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. catechism on said:

      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 than I like Takeo, which maybe has something to do with it.

    27. Frank on said:

      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. Josh on said:

      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 of the books Probably won t happen for me, though.

    29. Sarah on said:

      Eh, could have been 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. Jo on said:

      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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