About Aunty Lee’s Chilled Revenge
• Paperback: 368 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (April 5, 2016)
Rosie “Aunty” Lee—feisty widow, amateur sleuth and proprietor of Singapore’s best-loved home cooking restaurant—is back in another delectable, witty mystery set in Singapore.
Slightly hobbled by a twisted ankle, crime-solving restaurateur Aunty Lee begrudgingly agrees to take a rest from running her famous café, Aunty Lee’s Delights, and turns over operations to her friend and new business partner Cherril.
The café serves as a meeting place for an animal rescue society that Cherril once supported. They were forced to dissolve three years earlier after a British expat killed the puppy she’d adopted, sparking a firestorm of scandal. The expat, Allison Fitzgerald, left Singapore in disgrace, but has returned with an ax to grind (and a lawsuit). At the café one afternoon, Cherril receives word that Allison has been found dead in her hotel—and foul play is suspected. When a veterinarian, who was also involved in the scandal, is found dead, suspicion soon falls on the animal activists. What started with an internet witch hunt has ended in murder—and in a tightly knit, law-and-order society like Singapore, everyone is on edge.
Before anyone else gets hurt—and to save her business—Aunty Lee must get to the bottom of what really happened three years earlier, and figure out who is to be trusted in this tangled web of scandal and lies.
Happy Monday everyone! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Aunty Lee’s Child Revenge by Ovidia Yu. I want to send my thanks to the author, TLC Book Tours and the publisher Harper Collins for giving me the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Aunty Lee’s Chilled Revenge is the third book in a mystery series centered around the main character Aunty Lee whose passion is feeding people great food, being everyone’s nosy old aunt and acting as a sort of amateur sleuth helping to solve murder cases with her uncanny knack for reading people.
This is the very first cozy, foodie mystery that I have ever read so I was pretty excited to be introduced to this genre through reading this book. I am bummed that I came in at the third book in this series but it is definitely a book where it’s not absolutely necessary for the reader to have read the first two. I think it’s a good stand alone but it would definitely be nice to have a little background on Aunty Lee going into this story as well…it definitely wouldn’t hurt. I really liked our main character Aunty Lee. I thought she was feisty and funny, definitely very nosy which was an awesome quality for her to have in the context of this book. She definitely reminds me of what I think of when I try to picture what a nosy aunt would be like.
I had fun reading it and enjoyed reading it. I don’t know that foodie mystery’s are really my thing but I am definitely willing to keep on exploring the subgenre. I would definitely read another book about Aunty Lee so I will more than likely be picking up and reading the first two books in this series and seeing how I like them. They are referenced in this story which I thought was fun and sounded interesting. I got into this book pretty fast because the case has to do with a woman who adopted a dog and later had it put down and lied about it (plus a whole lot more, that is just the background). That was definitely enough to pique my interest but I did feel like there was a piece of the book that didn’t have alot happening in it. I liked the cast of characters and I think a mystery is great when I can’t decide or figure out who the killer is because everyone seems to have some sort of motive and this was one of those stories where I couldn’t figure it out and that is always, always a good thing.
If you are into cozy mysteries, especially foodie mystery’s definitely check this book out.
About Ovidia Yu
Ovidia Yu is one of Singapore’s best-known and most acclaimed writers. She has had more than thirty plays produced and is also the author of a number of mysteries. She received a Fulbright Fellowship to the University of Iowa’s International Writers Program and has been a writing fellow at the National University of Singapore.