Ovidia Yu is one of Singapore's best-known and most acclaimed writers. She has had over thirty plays produced and is the author of a number of comic mysteries published in Singapore, India, Japan and America. She received a Fulbright to the University of Iowa's International Writers Program and has been a writing fellow at the National University of Singapore.
'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
'Simply glorious. Every nook and cranny of 1930s Singapore is brought richly to life'
'Unassuming, brilliantly observant'