By Naomi Hirahara
Curmudgeonly Japanese American gardener and unwitting detective Mas Arai is back in this fifth in the Edgar-winning series. Author Naomi Hirahara has created a memorable protagonist unlike any other: a Hiroshima survivor, L.A. gardener, widower, gambler, grandfather, and solver of crimes. In Strawberry Yellow, Mas Arai returns to the California strawberry farms of his youth and encounters family intrigue, GMO protests, danger, and murder. Paper: 256 pp.