The Masao Masuto Mysteries Volume One

The Case of the Angry Actress, The Case of the One-Penny Orange, The Case of the Russian Diplomat, and The Case of the Poisoned Eclairs
Author(s): Howard Fast
Original Publish Date: Dec 18, 2018
Product Number: EB00745866
Released: Dec 18, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504057639
Publisher: Open Road Media
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A collection of thrilling murder mysteries featuring "an unusually interesting detective" from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Spartacus (The Washington Star). Japanese-American Beverly Hills homicide detective Masao Masuto is a karate expert, a devotee of roses, and a Zen Buddhist. He does his job with a cool, caustic wit—and with surprising force when necessary. He possesses a singular sense of justice, taking action on his own and occasionally pushing the boundaries of the law . . . The Case of the Angry Actress: When a Hollywood mogul drops dead at his own party, Detective Masuto must dig into the darkest secrets of the magnate's past. Now he must uncover a secret worth killing for before someone else dies. "A good fast-paced thriller." —Reader's Syndicate The Case of the One-Penny Orange: Masuto has a break-in and a murder to solve, both of which are baffling. But when he suspects a connection between the two crimes, he uncovers a bizarre conspiracy that reaches back to the darkest days of World War II. "A finely perceived mystery puzzle . . . an unusually interesting detective." —The Washington Star The Case of the Russian Diplomat: When a dead body is found in a pool at a high-class hotel notorious for its illicit activities, Matsuo finds himself hunting for a killer and tangled in a web of espionage and international intrigue. "An enjoyable, highly professional entertainment." —The New Yorker The Case of the Poisoned Eclairs: A pleasant lull in murder cases is broken when a series of unusual poisoning deaths puts Masuto on the hunt for someone whose terrifying vendetta has only just begun. "A consummate storyteller." —The Baltimore Sun