Singapore Shelf

FICTION

THE ODDFITS

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.


THE ODDFITS By Tiffany Tsao

AUNTY LEE'S CHILLED REVENGE

By Ovidia Yu


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.

POETRY


PHEDRA By Euginia Tan

PHEDRA

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.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 27, 2016, with the headline 'Singapore Shelf'. Print Edition | Subscribe