Snakeskin Shamisen

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Random House Publishing Group , New York
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ISBN 139780440335894
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Few things get Mas more excited. Jefferson Parker mystery award. She is credited with some publications among them journals, personal papers, and novels. Hirahara was awarded the Edgar Poe award for her third book in her Mas Aria series, Snakeskin Shamisen.

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