Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials: A Singaporean Mystery

Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials: A Singaporean Mystery

by Ovidia Yu

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062338327
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Series: Aunty Lee Series , #2
Edition description: Original
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,065,665
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Ovidia Yu is one of Singapore's best-known and most acclaimed writers. She has had more than thirty plays produced and is also the author of a number of mysteries. She received a Fulbright Fellowship to the University of Iowa's International Writers Program and has been a writing fellow at the National University of Singapore.

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Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials: A Singaporean Mystery 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read 10/17-1/19 2014 GoodReads/ First Reads win 5 stars Cosy Mystery, food, a bit of humor I received this book from GoodReads/First Reads and HarperCollins Publishers. I thank them in advance for their generosity. However, I was not compensated otherwise and my opinions are my own. Now you know, and knowing's half the battle ;) This is a story very reminisent of a South Indian food based series. However, this book is so much better! Food and a mystery, what could be better Aunty Rosie Lee has had a great deal if sucess launching her restaurant and food line of traditional Singaporean foods packaged for the next generation. A widow, she is also mourning the loss of her beloved husband ML from a sudden heart attack. The restaurant and catering business have helped her heal as well as keeping traditions alive, even if the next generation doesn't care for them ( she rightfully realizes that its not the food, but the time involved that's the problem) At a catered event, the hostess and her son die, and everyone makes assumptions that it was the food, especially a traditional dish called buhah keluak, containing a black nut that can kill you if not properly fixed. Aunty Lee is sure its not her food, and that it may be connected to other goings on in Singapore. Having a background in cooking myself, this type of mystery is one of my favorites. Having some knowledge of traditions and knowing some language makes me feel smack in the middle and I get the asides, I get the double entendre, and I enjoyed it more than I expected to. I will be looking for the first in the series, and will read anything else she writes.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Impossible uninteresting plot and cast unpleasant borrow buska
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a cute story i liked Aunty Lee and Nina would read others
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tighter plot but lost exotic setting except for mention of food could have been anywhere even florida. Background of everyone in former book of family and friends left out hard to tell who was who or what about cafe and wine. Missed a great chance to have aunty saved by the most expensive wine bottle. I will read next in series but borrow in case doesnt get back to first book. Plot may have been tighter but a muddle mess
Anonymous More than 1 year ago