October 31, 2002
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The Bride's Kimono

The Bride's Kimono
Sujata Massey

A romantic mystery. Rei Shimura, young Japanese antiques dealer, returns to the country of her birth as a museum courier, accompanying a shipment of Edo period kimono to a Washington, D.C. museum. A priceless garment is stolen, an office lady bent on an uncharacteristic sex fling vanishes, and Rei needs to figure out her social life; surprisingly, the latter problem proves the most compelling and the hardest to solve. Sexy, unsophisticated, fun.