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Ovidia Yu

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 that have been published in Singapore and India.

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Historical Mystery
Ovidia Yu recommends
The Case of the Dotty Dowager (2015)
(WISE Enquiries Agency Mystery, book 1)
Cathy Ace
"The women of the WISE (Welsh-Irish-Scots-English) Enquiries Agency are a lovely diverse bunch who sort out a variety of personal problems while investigating a corpse seen by an 80 year old (but not yet dotty) dowager with only a bloody (literal, not expletive) bobble cap for evidence. I was drawn by the deceptively light, deft tone which which gives a poignancy to exchanges such as: 'I have never used that word [senile], Mother.' 'You don't have to say it, Henry. I can hear you think it!' And I loved the posh Welsh setting and the enchanting McFli!"
Skin Deep (2020)
(Siobhan O'Brien, book 1)
Sung J Woo
"Siobhan O’Brien (black haired Asian adopted by an American Irish father and Nordic mother) perfectly fits the spunky independent investigator gap left by Kinsey Millhone. I love how she delivers lines like, ‘Surveillance makes the tummy grow fonder?for food, that is,’ in this funny, entertaining mystery that hits all my favourite buttons."

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