Aunty Lee's Delights

Aunty Lee's Delights

A Singaporean Mystery

Paperback - 2013
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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.

Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062227157
Characteristics: 264, 13 pages ; 21 cm


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Mar 28, 2019

I could not get into this book, returned after first few chapters.

Jan 03, 2019

think Singaporean Miss Marple. it was one of the best things i've read in quite a while

JessicaGma Dec 16, 2018

This is very much like a No 1 Ladies Detective Agency novel, and great fun. A most excellent cozy read.

Oct 12, 2016

First title in a fun series set in Singapore. Aunty Lee loves to cook for people at her café and she loves to know the latest gossip. When a murder occurs, she is determined to solve it - with the help of the local police force, of course.

This is a fun series that combines a little-old-lady sleuth, Singaporean culture and food, and social commentary all in one!

Nov 19, 2014

Entertaining light read.


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