The Salaryman's Wife

The Salaryman's Wife

eBook - 2003
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During a sightseeing trip, Rei Shimura, a young Japanese-American English teacher living in Tokyo, stumbles upon the body of the wife of a powerful businessman and turns sleuth to solve the crime, crashing a funeral, masquerading as a bar girl, and pursued by police in her search for clues. Original.


Japanese-American Rei Shimura is a 27-year-old English teacher living in one of Tokyo's seediest neighborhoods. She doesn't make much money, but she wouldn't go back home to California even if she had a free ticket (which, thanks to her parents, she does.) Her independence is threatened however, when a getaway to an ancient castle town is marred by murder.

Rei is the first to find the beautiful wife of a high-powered businessman, dead in the snow. Taking charge, as usual, Rei searches for clues by crashing a funeral, posing as a bar-girl, and somehow ending up pursued by police and paparazzi alike. In the meantime, she manages to piece together a strange, ever-changing puzzle—one that is built on lies and held together by years of sex and deception.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : HarperTorch, [2003]
ISBN: 9780062325259
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (424 pages)

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Jan 30, 2018

(The first book in the Rei Shimura series)


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