Aunty Lee's Delights (Singaporean Mystery, Book 1) by Ovidia Yu

By Ovidia Yu

After wasting her husband, Rosie Lee may possibly simply became certainly one of Singapore's "tai tai," an idle wealthy girl dedicated to mah-jongg and comfort buying. as a substitute she threw herself into construction a culinary empire from her eating place, Aunty Lee's Delights, the place highly spiced Singaporean domestic cooking is graciously served to locals and travelers alike. but if a physique is located in a single of Singapore's appealing vacationer havens, and while one among her filthy rich site visitors fails to teach at a cocktail party, Aunty Lee is familiar with that the 2 are most likely connected.

The homicide and disappearance throws jointly Aunty Lee's henpecked stepson Mark, his social-climbing spouse Selina, a homosexual couple whose love continues to be unlawful in Singapore, and an aged Australian vacationer couple whose visit-billed initially as a excitement cruise-may masks a deeper objective. Investigating the homicide is rookie Police Commissioner Raja, who quick discovers that the savvy and well-connected Aunty Lee can music down clues even higher than neighborhood legislations enforcement.

Wise, witty and surprisingly fascinating, Aunty Lee's Delights is a highly spiced secret approximately love, friendship and residential cooking in Singapore, the place funds flows freely and other people of many faiths and ethnicities co-exist peacefully, yet the place tensions lurk slightly below the skin, occasionally with lethal effects.

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Dr Allen sported new glasses and a salon haircut. Finally having arrived at an age that matched his serious nature, he was beginning to find a look that he felt comfortable with: stylish academic. She had never asked him if he was married but she assumed not, and guessed that the subtle makeover was part of his strategy to remedy the situation. He looked up from the bound notebook in which he made his precise longhand notes. ' He smiled. ' She felt a rush of electricity travel up her spine and she almost said it; almost confessed that her father had told her that Katy was a first cousin, his brother's little girl.

Just tell me what she said, [suspect covers face with hands] DI G: Come on, Paul. Let's hear it. ' And that's when I picked up a knife from the counter and stuck it in her, right there, in the chest. DI G: How many times? [suspect shakes his head] DI G: What did you do then? PC: I ran out of that house. I ran away from there. DI G: What did you do with the knife? PC: Threw it away. DI G: Where? Where did you throw it? [suspect shakes his head, breaking down into tears] The last document in the file was a report from the court- appointed psychiatrist, Dr Helen Graham, who said she had examined Craven on three separate occasions during his remand.

He kept his eyes trained on the centre of her face. He was making her nervous. 'How is your relationship with your son? ' 'For the time being. ' She sounded like a fraud and could tell that he saw straight through her. ' 'We've both been rather busy. He works in the day and has to study at night. I barely get an evening to myself . ' 'So neither of you feels the need to make the effort? ' Declared himself. Where did he get these phrases from? Jenny shrugged. ' Dr Allen nodded, as if she had confirmed his theory.

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