“The Frangipani Tree Mystery is set in 1936 in the Crown Colony of Singapore where the British abdication crisis and rising Japanese threat seem far away.
When the nanny looking after the Acting Governor’s daughter dies suddenly, Mission-School-educated local girl Su Lin – an aspiring journalist trying to escape an arranged marriage – takes her place.
But then another murder at the residence occurs and it takes all Su Lin’s traditional skills and intelligence to help British-born Chief Inspector Thomas LeFroy solve the murders – and escape with her own life.”
‘Chen Su Lin is a true gem. Her slyly witty voice and her admirable, sometimes heartbreaking, practicality make her the most beguiling narrator heroine I’ve met in a long while.’’
– Catriona McPherson
‘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 novels’
– Rhys Bowen