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CCC #65: Naomi Hirahara

Naomi Hirahara

"Mrs Lin's Art of Tea"

Naomi Hirahara, after graduating from college and spending a year in Japan, worked at a small daily newspaper as a reporter and then editor while taking creative writing classes at UCLA Extension.

Her first mystery, SUMMER OF THE BIG BACHI, took her fifteen years to write and get published. The third novel in the series, SNAKESKIN SHAMISEN, won an Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original. She’s published four Mas Arai mysteries — three with Random House and one with St. Martin’s. She’s also had one middle-grade novel published with Random House’s imprint, Delacorte.

"Mrs. Lin’s Art of Tea" is published in "West Coast Crime Wave" edited by Brian Thornton. Today's story is MRS LIN’S ART OF TEA which first appeared in West Coast Crime Wave edited by Brian Thornton.

Naomi Hirahara's website

Narrated by Nikolle Doolin.

CrimeCityCentral #65 podcast October 7th 2013 - 39 minutes

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