The Frangipani Tree Mystery

Ovidia Yu


The Frangipani Tree Mystery

The Frangipani Tree Mystery

  • Title: The Frangipani Tree Mystery
  • Author: Ovidia Yu
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Kindle Edition



First in a delightfully charming crime series set in 1930s Singapore, introducing amateur sleuth SuLin, a local girl stepping in as governess for the Acting Governor of Singapore 1936 in the Crown Colony of Singapore, and the British abdication crisis and rising Japanese threat seem very far away When the Irish nanny looking after Acting Governor Palin s daughter dies sFirst in a delightfully charming crime series set in 1930s Singapore, introducing amateur sleuth SuLin, a local girl stepping in as governess for the Acting Governor of Singapore.1936 in the Crown Colony of Singapore, and the British abdication crisis and rising Japanese threat seem very far away When the Irish nanny looking after Acting Governor Palin s daughter dies suddenly and in mysterious circumstances mission school educated local girl SuLin an aspiring journalist trying to escape an arranged marriage is invited to take her place But then another murder at the residence occurs and it seems very likely that a killer is stalking the corridors of Government House It now takes all SuLin s traditional skills and intelligence to help British born Chief Inspector Thomas LeFroy solve the murders and escape with her own life.


Recent Comments "The Frangipani Tree Mystery"

I really enjoyed this one. While I liked much about the Aunty Lee series, it didn't grab me and have me wanting more. The Frangipani Tree Mystery, set in Singapore between the two World Wars, certainly did. The narrative flows, maintaining pace. It shifts easily between first and third person. The characters are rounded and sympathetically drawn even when hugely flawed. The reader empathises with SuLin and learns to see the colony through her eyes. It is a nuanced view of Singapore and of coloni [...]

So, full disclaimer, Ovidia Yu sent me this herself as we've developed a quite friendly professional relationship. I super love her Aunty Lee mystery series, feeling it's gone from strength to strength as the series progresses, so I was quite thrilled to receive the first in Ms Yu's new series. The setting is terrific -- I am always partial to books that do justice to the region I come from, and Ms Yu writes about Singapore with both skill and love -- and Su Lin is a wonderful heroine. The myste [...]

too repetitive, too old fashioned, too long,

Thank you Pansing Malaysia for providing a copy in exchange of an honest review Read more of my review for this book here: booklovesreviews.wordpressReally enjoyed this one!

read-the-world: SingaporeI found this 1 in a Thai bookshop. Good find! Enjoyable period mystery (1930s) with fun characters. Now awaiting sequel.


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