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Aunty Lee's Delights

(2013)
(The first book in the Singaporean Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
This delectable and witty mystery introduces Rosie “Aunty” Lee, feisty widow, amateur sleuth and proprietor of Singapore’s best-loved home cooking restaurant.

After losing her husband, Rosie Lee could easily have become one of Singapore’s “tai tai,” an idle rich lady devoted to an aimless life of mah-jongg and luxury shopping. Instead she threw herself into building a culinary empire from her restaurant, Aunty Lee’s Delights, where spicy Singaporean home cooking is graciously served by Rosie Lee herself to locals and tourists alike. But when a body is found in one of Singapore’s beautiful tourist havens, and when one of her wealthy guests fails to show at a dinner party, Aunty Lee knows that the two are likely connected.

The murder and disappearance throws together Aunty Lee’s henpecked stepson Mark, his social-climbing wife Selina, a gay couple whose love is still illegal in Singapore, and an elderly Australian tourist couple whose visit—billed at first as a pleasure cruise—may mask a deeper purpose. Investigating the murder is rookie Police Commissioner Raja, who quickly discovers that the savvy and well-connected Aunty Lee can track down clues even better than local law enforcement.

Wise, witty and unusually charming, Aunty Lee’s Delights is a spicy mystery about love, friendship and home cooking in Singapore, where money flows freely and people of many religions and ethnicities co-exist peacefully, but where tensions lurk just below the surface, sometimes with deadly results.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"A delicious debut. No mere whodunnit - Aunty Lee's Delights sparkles with insight... Rosie Lee is a terrifically original heroine." - Louise Penny


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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Aunty Lee's Delights: A Singaporean Mystery (The Aunty Lee Series)
Author(s): Ovidia Yu
ISBN: 0-06-222715-7 / 978-0-06-222715-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Aunty Lee's Delights: Singaporean Mystery Series, Book 1
Author(s): Ovidia Yu
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Aunty Lee's Delights: Singaporean Mystery Series, Book 1
Author(s): Ovidia Yu
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Aunty Lee's Delights: Singaporean Mystery Series, Book 1
Author(s): Ovidia Yu
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Aunty Lee's Delights: Singaporean Mystery Series, Book 1
Author(s): Ovidia Yu
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Aunty Lee's Delights: A Singaporean Mystery
Author(s): Ovidia Yu
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU