Another Peranakan Milestone – Ovidia Yu

A series about a food-loving Peranakan sleuth named Aunty Lee is one of veteran writer Yu’s many literary pursuits.

Both a playwright and an author of novels, Yu, 55, is a household name in the local scene. Outside of Singapore, she has had her Aunty Lee series published by HarperCollins. It has been released in both the UK and the US, with imprint William Morrow publishing the series in the US.

Her latest work is The Frangipani Tree Mystery, released in Britain in June this year. Set in Singapore in 1936, the book’s protagonist is young Peranakan detective Su Lin, who helps the Britain-born Chief Inspector solve a series of murders.

Recommended book: The Frangipani Tree Mystery

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