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Naomi Hirahara
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Naomi Hirahara is a freelance writer and journalist who served for several years as an editor of The Rafu Shimpo, the largest Japanese American daily newspaper. She is the author of two previous Mas Arai mysteries, Gasa-Gasa Girl and Summer of the Big Bachi, named one of "The Ten Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2004" by the Chicago Tribune and a Publishers Weekly "Best Books of 2004" pick.

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1001 Cranes

Written by Naomi Hirahara


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Yearling
On Sale: June 9, 2009
Price: $6.99

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1001 Cranes

Written by Naomi Hirahara


Format: eBook
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $6.99

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Gasa-Gasa Girl

Written by Naomi Hirahara


Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: May 20, 2008
Price: $6.99

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Gasa-Gasa Girl

Written by Naomi Hirahara


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: March 29, 2005
Price: $15.00

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Gasa-Gasa Girl

Written by Naomi Hirahara


Format: eBook, 300 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: March 29, 2005
Price: $6.99

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Snakeskin Shamisen

Written by Naomi Hirahara


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: April 25, 2006
Price: $14.00

Winner, 2007 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original (awarded by Mystery Writers of America)

From Summer of the Big Bachi to Gasa-Gasa Girl, Naomi Hirahara’s acclaimed novels have featured one of mystery fiction’s most unique heroes: Mas Arai, a curmudgeonly L.A. gardener, Hiroshima survivor, and inveterate gambler.

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Snakeskin Shamisen

Written by Naomi Hirahara


Format: eBook
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: April 25, 2006
Price: $9.99

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Summer of the Big Bachi

Written by Naomi Hirahara


Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: January 29, 2008
Price: $7.99

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Summer of the Big Bachi

Written by Naomi Hirahara


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: March 30, 2004
Price: $15.00

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Summer of the Big Bachi

Written by Naomi Hirahara


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: March 30, 2004
Price: $7.99

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