By Ovidia Yu
Rosie “Aunty” Lee, the feisty widow, novice sleuth, and owner of Singapore’s best-loved domestic cooking eating place, is again in one other delectable, witty secret related to scandal and homicide one of the city’s elite.
Few be aware of extra approximately what is going on in Singapore than Aunty Lee. whilst a scandal over unlawful organ donation concerning well-liked electorate makes information, she already has an inventory of suspects. There’s no time to snoop, though—Aunty Lee’s Delights is catering a brunch for neighborhood socialites Henry and Mabel Sung at their opulent house.
Rumor has it that the Sung’s fortune is in difficulty, and Aunty Lee wonders if the gossip is right. yet quickly after arriving on the Sung’s apartment, her interest turns to suspicion. Why is a garage condo she discovers locked? what's the couple arguing approximately in the back of closed doorways? the place is the visitor of honor who by no means confirmed up?
Then, Mabel Sung and her son Leonard are stumbled on useless. The professionals blame it on Aunty Lee’s exact stewed poultry with buah keluak, an area black nut that may be toxic if cooked improperly. Aunty Lee hasn't ever carelessly ready a dish. She’s yes the deaths are murder—and that they’re someway associated with the organ donor scandal.
To keep her company and her acceptance, she’s obtained to turn out it—and unmask a perilous killer whose subsequent sufferer could be Aunty Lee.
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Not even a memory," I said. We stared at each other. I didn't look at the pointed black slipper that showed under the plush curtain on the doorway to my left. Brody said quietly: "Don't get me wrong. I'm not a tough guy—just careful. I don't know hell's first whisper about you. " "You're not careful enough," I said. " He drew a long slow breath and let it out silently. Then he leaned back and crossed his long legs and held the Colt on his knee. "Don't kid yourself I won't use this heat, if I have to," he said.
Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials (Singaporean Mystery, Book 2) by Ovidia Yu