The Flower Master

Another Sujata Massey mystery following the hijinx of Rei Shimura. In this one, she’s swept into the action at the flower arranging school her aunt studies/teaches at. One of the particularly crabby teachers gets murdered, Rei herself gets poisoned with arsenic, there’s a new dude on the scene to capture Rei’s heart, and all the usual hubub and nonsense. Utterly pointless, exactly what I need to end the year.