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Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials : A Singaporean Mystery
by Ovidia Yu


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Rosie "Aunty" Lee, the feisty widow, amateur sleuth, and proprietor of Singapore's best-loved home cooking restaurant, is back in another delectable, witty mystery involving scandal and murder among the city's elite.

Few know more about what goes on in Singapore than Aunty Lee.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Rosie "Aunty" Lee, the feisty widow, amateur sleuth, and proprietor of Singapore's best-loved home cooking restaurant, is back in another delectable, witty mystery involving scandal and murder among the city's elite.

Few know more about what goes on in Singapore than Aunty Lee. When a scandal over illegal organ donation involving prominent citizens makes news, she already has a list of suspects. There's no time to snoop, though--Aunty Lee's Delights is catering a brunch for local socialites Henry and Mabel Sung at their opulent house.

Rumor has it that the Sung's fortune is in trouble, and Aunty Lee wonders if the gossip is true. But soon after arriving at the Sung's house, her curiosity turns to suspicion. Why is a storage house she discovers locked? What is the couple arguing about behind closed doors? Where is the guest of honor who never showed up?

Then, Mabel Sung and her son Leonard are found dead. The authorities blame it on Aunty Lee's special stewed chicken with buah keluak, a local black nut that can be poisonous if cooked improperly. Aunty Lee has never carelessly prepared a dish. She's certain the deaths are murder--and that they're somehow linked to the organ donor scandal.

To save her business and her reputation, she's got to prove it--and unmask a dangerous killer whose next victim may just be Aunty Lee.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062338327
  • ISBN-10: 0062338323
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Company
  • Publish Date: September 2014
  • Page Count: 384
  • Dimensions: 8.43 x 4.92 x 0.91 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.64 pounds

Series: Singaporean Mystery #1

Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Books > Fiction > Cultural Heritage

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-08-18
  • Reviewer: Staff

In Yu’s energetic second Singaporean mystery (after 2013’s Aunty Lee’s Delights), prosperous widow and self-professed busybody Rosie “Aunty” Lee, the owner of Aunty Lee’s Delights, gets hired to cater a party celebrating attorney Sharon Sung’s new partnership in Sung Law. Sharon’s mother, Mabel Sung, the firm’s proprietor, ask Aunty Lee to bring a chicken dish made from seeds that are poisonous unless specially prepared. Midway through the party, Mabel and her beloved son, Leonard, whose health has been comprised by drug addiction, are found dead next to each other. Though authorities attribute the deaths to a mother’s mercy killing and suicide, Aunty Lee’s Delights is closed pending a health investigation. Sensing foul play, Aunty Lee probes the Sungs’ family conflicts, financial woes, and possible connection to the illegal trafficking of human organs. Aunty Lee and her social circle are as vibrantly colorful as the locale, more than making up for a sometimes repetitive investigation. Agent: Priya Doraswamy, Lotus Lane Literary. (Oct.)

 
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