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The Mimosa Tree Mystery

(2020)
(The fourth book in the Crown Colony series)
A novel by

 
 
'Simply glorious. Every nook and cranny of 1930s Singapore is brought richly to life' CATRIONA MCPHERSON

'Charming' RHYS BOWEN

'One of the most likeable heroines in modern literature' SCOTSMAN


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Mirza, a secretive neighbour of the Chens in Japanese Occupied Singapore, is a known collaborator and blackmailer. So when he is murdered in his garden, clutching a branch of mimosa, the suspects include local acquaintances, Japanese officials -- and his own daughters.

Su Lin's Uncle Chen is among those rounded up by the Japanese as reprisal. Hideki Tagawa, a former spy expelled by police officer Le Froy and a power in the new regime, offers Su Lin her uncle's life in exchange for using her fluency in languages and knowledge of locals to find the real killer.

Su Lin soon discovers Hideki has an ulterior motive. Friends, enemies and even the victim are not what they seem. There is more at stake here than one man's life. Su Lin must find out who killed Mirza and why, before Le Froy and other former colleagues detained or working with the resistance suffer the consequences of Mirza's last secret.
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Praise for Ovidia Yu:



'One of Singapore's finest living authors'

South China Morning Post

'Chen Su Lin is a true gem. Her slyly witty voice and her admirable, sometimes heartbreaking, practicality make her the most beguiling narrator heroine I've met in a long while' Catriona McPherson

'Charming and fascinating with great authentic feel. Ovidia Yu's teenage Chinese sleuth gives us an insight into a very different culture and time. This book is exactly why I love historical novels' Rhys Bowen

'A wonderful detective novel . . . a book that introduces one of the most likeable heroines in modern literature and should be on everyone's Must Read list' Scotsman

'Unassuming, brilliantly observant' SCMP

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Paperback Editions

June 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Mimosa Tree Mystery (Crown Colony)
Author(s): Ovidia Yu
ISBN: 1-4721-3202-5 / 978-1-4721-3202-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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Audio Editions

August 2020 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Mimosa Tree Mystery
Author(s): Ovidia Yu
ISBN: 1-4450-9203-4 / 978-1-4450-9203-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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August 2020 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Mimosa Tree Mystery
Author(s): Ovidia Yu
ISBN: 1-4450-9204-2 / 978-1-4450-9204-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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July 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Mimosa Tree Mystery
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July 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Mimosa Tree Mystery
Author(s): Ovidia Yu
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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Kindle Editions

June 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Mimosa Tree Mystery
Author(s): Ovidia Yu
Publisher: Constable
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June 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Mimosa Tree Mystery (Crown Colony)
Author(s): Ovidia Yu
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU