Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Aunty Lee's Delights by Ovidia Yu...Review & Giveaway!

Are you looking for a mystery with lots of heart?  Well, I have just the book for you...Aunty Lee's Delights by Ovidia Yu!  Here is the scoop...

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 have become one of Singapore's "tai tai," an idle rich lady. Instead she is building a culinary empire from her restaurant, Aunty Lee's Delights, where spicy Singaporean meals are graciously served to locals and tourists alike. But when a body is found in one of Singapore's tourist havens and one of her guests fails to show at a dinner party, Aunty Lee knows that the two events 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 may mask a deeper purpose. Investigating the murder are Police Commissioner Raja and Senior Staff Sergeant Salim, who quickly discover that Aunty Lee's sharp nose for intrigue can sniff out clues that elude law enforcers.
Wise, witty, and charming, Aunty Lee's Delights is a spicy mystery about love, friendship, and food in Singapore, where money flows freely and people of many religions and ethnicities coexist peacefully, but where tensions lurk just below the surface, sometimes with deadly consequences. 

I really enjoyed this book. The mystery part was great and well thought out but the real appeal of the book is the character of Aunty Lee.  She is a warm, busy body with a talent for scoping out the bad guys.  The reader gets the perfect blend of mystery, feel good story and even a cultural lesson about  Singapore.  As I was reading I kept thinking of Jessica Fletcher from Murder She Wrote.  Aunty Lee evokes those very same traits of that beloved character...wittiness, smarts and warmth.  I can't wait to read about Aunty Lee's next adventure.  Pick up your copy today on Amazon...





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24 comments:

slb3334 said...

Mine is at night before bed.

Anita Yancey said...

I like to read in the afternoon.
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Carl Scott said...

I'm on my computer all day so it's nice to take a break in the afternoon and read for a while, even if it's only a few pages. Thanks. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

Kirby said...

At night or during nap time. Sometimes I can convince the toddler that we are having quiet reading time where he looks at his books and I read my book. :)

Anonymous said...

At night is best. There is omething warming about it.

Crystal Sell said...

I love to read at night. It relaxes me and I can get really into the book.
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Kimberly said...

I enjoy reading right before bed

Megan Parsons said...

I love reading at night when everyone is sleeping and it's quiet!

Helen said...

At night just before bed

Crystal Rose said...

I like to read in the evenings or in the tub.

eclairre said...

before be.d

Brittany M said...

Mine is right after I put the kids to bed and finally have some quiet time.

Linda Kwolek said...

My favorite time to read ios bed time, when all the kids are in bed and no one is yelling for my help.

kat said...

My time is in the afternoon when it is quiet.

GeorgiaBeckman said...

I agree. We are raising our 11 year old granddaughter & my favorite time to read is after she goes to bed. Household things are done for the day & it's time to relax.

Stephanie K. said...

Favorite time to read is evening. Helps my mind escape and relax. I could read all night if I didn't need to sleep! LOL

katja9_10 said...

I like to read in the evening...especially while taking a bubble bath with a glass of wine :)

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tavernie said...

I like to read at night before bed!
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Atreau said...

I like to read before going to bed.

Diana said...

I like to read right before bed
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ellie said...

I would read all day if I could too, but I usually just manage to read right before bed.

Melinda said...

I like to read in the evening, especially while taking a bath.

Susan Smoaks said...

i like to read before i go to bed
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Sue Hull said...

I like to read before I go to bed.It helps me relax.I'm an avid reader and there's nothing better than a good mystery. Thank you :)
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