Three new local adult fiction novels feature familiar settings

Former illusionist Ning Cai (left) , public servant Low Ying Ping (centre) and former journalist Pauline Loh have published young adult fiction.
Former illusionist Ning Cai (left) , public servant Low Ying Ping (centre) and former journalist Pauline Loh have published young adult fiction. ST PHOTOS: NG SOR LUAN, LEE JIA WEN

From "ah beng" magicians to idol-like lion dancers, three local books feature familiar settings Singaporean readers can relate to

Magic, murder and megachurches - two new local young adult novels test out different genres of fiction, while a third heads for the small screen.

Misdirection is the first book in a new trilogy and the first solo work of fiction by Ning Cai, formerly the illusionist Magic Babe Ning, who has since foregone that career to write.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 17, 2018, with the headline 'Young adult fiction with local flavour'. Print Edition | Subscribe