By Tiffany Tsao
AmazonCrossing/ Paperback/ 258 pages/ US$9.08 or S$12.40/ Amazon.com
A quirky start to a wildly imaginative new series, this book follows the hapless Murgatroyd Floyd - blond, blue-eyed and completely out of place in Singapore - as he tries to come to terms with being an Oddfit, a rare human who can travel to lands invisible to most. Scheming parents, an ambitious best friend and the fact that the world as he knows it seems dead set on exterminating him, get in his way.
AUNTY LEE'S CHILLED REVENGE
By Ovidia Yu
William Morrow/ Paperback/ 368 pages/$25 before GST/Major bookstores from April 5
The feisty Aunty Lee - kaypoh, kiasu and em zai si (not afraid to die) - is back, poking her nose into yet another murder.
In the third book of the Singaporean Mystery series, a supposed puppy-killer turns up dead and Aunty Lee, crime solver and Peranakan cook extraordinaire, is bent on solving the case.
By Euginia Tan
Ethos Books/Paperback/ 84 pages/ $16 before GST/ Major bookstores and from www.ethosbooks. com.sg
Tan's third poetry collection, like her first two self-published books, looks at female identity. Death is an enduring preoccupation in a number of poems.