A Mas Arai Mystery
By Naomi Hirahara


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ISBN 978-1-938849-19-0
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Mas Arai’s best friend Haruo is getting married, and he has grudgingly agreed to serve as best man. But when an ancient Japanese doll display of Haruo’s fiancée goes missing, the wedding is called off with fingers pointed at Haruo. To solve the mystery to save Haruo’s life, Mas must untangle a web of secrecy, heart-breaking memories, and murder.

Praise for Blood Hina

“Edgar-winner Hirahara once again provides a sensitive insider’s view of the Japanese- American subculture in her fourth Mas Arai mystery.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Written with heart and depth, and starring an Everyman for our time.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Mas Arai is a true original and one of my favorite characters in crime fiction. I love spending time in his world and I’m thrilled that he’s back—and at the top of his grumpy game.”
—S.J. Rozan, Edgar-winning author of
The Shanghai Moon

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Naomi Hirahara is the Edgar Award–winning author of the Mas Arai mystery series. Nominated also for Macavity and Anthony awards, the novels in the series include Summer of the Big BachiGasa-Gasa Girl, Strawberry Yellow, and Hiroshima Boy; she is also the author of the Ellie Rush mystery series. Her novel for younger readers, 1001 Cranes, won honorable mention in youth literature by the Asian/Pacific Librarians Association. Naomi has been a reporter at The Rafu Shimpo and a Milton Center Fellow in creative writing at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas, and has written and edited many other books about gardening and Japanese American culture. Learn more at naomihirahara.com.