Meet the Author: Naomi Hirahara author of Murder on Bamboo Lane

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Mai 201417

Japanese American Museum of San Jose
535 North Fifth Street
San Jose, California, 95112
United States

Edgar Award-winning author Naomi Hirahara returns to JAMsj to introduce Murder on BambooLane, the first in her new mystery series. This new series follows the exploits of Officer Ellie Rush, a 23-year-old hapa bicycle cop for the LAPD.
"I wrote this new series to present the real-world challenges of young people of color in an entertaining way," said Hirahara, who also writes the Mas Arai mystery series, which features a Kibei Nisei gardener and Hiroshima survivor. "I also wanted to place downtown Los Angeles, my beloved city, on center stage."

Murder on Bamboo Lane, rookie cop Ellie gets involved in the investigation of the murder of a Vietnamese American college classmate, whose body is found on Bamboo Lane in Chinatown during the Lunar New Year weekend. Ellie's aunt, Cheryl Toma, happens to be the highest-ranking Asian American officer within the LAPD, which both helps and challenges Ellie's aspirations to someday become a homicide detective.
The trade reviews of the new book have been uniformly positive:
"Readers will want to see more of Ellie, who provides a fresh perspective on L.A.'s rich ethnic mix." --Publishers Weekly
"The author has also done a fantastic job of creating a main character who is both warm and realistic as she tackles a murder investigation close to her heart. This novel is a wonderful read." --Romantic Times (four stars)
"Hirahara's new series debut strikes just the right tone, neatly tuned into the twenty-something set. Her multi-ethnic cast promises a fascinating future for a cozy series tangling with serious topics." --Library Journal 
Cost: Free with admission to the museum (non-members, $5; students and seniors over age 65, $3; JAMsj members and children under 12, free). 

Contact or call (408) 294-3138 to reserve a spot. 



JAMsj . Atualizado em Mai 01, 2014 9:12 a.m.

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