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The Feng Shui Detective Goes West: Feng Shui Detective

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Feng shui master C.F. Wong has never been to the West, but he knows he doesn't like it. It is unquestionably full of Westerners, with their large noses and their disgusting food and their habit-he has seen it many times in movies-of fighting with each other on top of speeding trains. And yet C.F. is going to England. The Family has been having a bad time. The Family needs a feng shui master. Only Wong can bring balance to Buckingham Palace.

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Overview

Feng shui master C.F. Wong has never been to the West, but he knows he doesn't like it. It is unquestionably full of Westerners, with their large noses and their disgusting food and their habit-he has seen it many times in movies-of fighting with each other on top of speeding trains. And yet C.F. is going to England. The Family has been having a bad time. The Family needs a feng shui master. Only Wong can bring balance to Buckingham Palace.

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Vittachi smoothly mixes humor and crime in his second whodunit to be made available in the U.S. featuring Singapore feng shui specialist C.F. Wong (after 2004’s The Feng Shui Detective). Wong’s plan to make a packet—by serving as middleman on a deal for small fruit-shaped highlighter pens involving the only Indian member of the Chinese mafia—goes awry after the supplier fills the implements with black ink, leaving Wong on the hook for a huge amount of money. Wong’s luck changes with a lucrative commission—to insure the spiritual balance of a giant plane redesigned to serve as a flying conference center and to apply his geomancy to Buckingham Palace itself. But an oil company executive’s murder threatens to scuttle the job, forcing Wong to again turn sleuth. What appears to be an open-and-shut case leads to an especially ingenious solution. The quirky supporting cast provides abundant comic relief. (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934609798
  • Publisher: Felony & Mayhem, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/16/2011
  • Series: Feng Shui Detective Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 697,136
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted November 30, 2011

    Stressed out? Is your life going down the drain? Check out the art of Feng Shui and restore peace in your life.

    Are you stressed out? Do you feel as if your life is going down the drain and you are powerless to stop it? Then you might think about looking into the art of Feng Shui. The Art of Feng Shui began 3000 years ago in China and might help you restore peace in your life. This art is based on inconspicuous, deep and hidden Chinese superstitions. Some of these bits and pieces of wisdom are included in the story. And, they are really worth reading.
    This story starts out in Singapore where Feng Shui specialist, C.F. Wong is meeting a client onboard a cruise ship, simply because he thinks that the ambiance will help to keep everything on an even keel. Along with his feng shui business, Wong is very fond of lots of money, and plans to really rake it in by acting as a middleman in a deal where he is selling fruit-shaped highlighter pens to a stationery company. This deal also involves a member of the Chinese Mafia. Unfortunately, things hit the skids when the supplier makes a mistake and fills the pens with black ink, which of course everyone knows, is not the right color for highlighter pens. The deal goes south and Mr. Wong is in debt for a very large amount of money.
    While Mr. Wong is trying to figure out how to get out of this mess, he receives a Feng Shui commission to help keep a peaceful balance on a giant airplane that has been refurbished. This plane has been especially decorated as a business park that flies, calling it an "office above the clouds." The British Government, who own the aircraft, want to have a Feng Shui consultant take a look at the plane and fly in the plane to London. Mr. Wong does not want to go to London as, and these are his words, "it's full of foreigners." Mr. Wong does take the trip for money. He really loves money but, sadly an oil company exeutive is murdered and Mr. Wong goes on the hunt for the culprit.
    When in London Mr. Wong accepts a consulting job from Queen Elizabeth or "Mrs. Windsor" as he calls her. He knows that he must make sure that the world will be on an even keel and is willing to help her out as he as been advised that the Queen will pay well and, as you already know, Mr. Wong is fond of a big paycheck.
    The author has a very definite sense of humor and uses it a lot. Mr. Wong is portrayed as a nervous little man who just wants everyone to be happy no matter what. This is the second in the Master Wong Mystery Series and if readers are into the art of Feng Shui they will be pleasantly surprised.

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