Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. SutantoVera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto
Published by Berkley on March 14, 2023
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback
Also by this author: Dial A for Aunties, Four Aunties and a Wedding

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers

Vera Wong, widow, tea house owner, and holder of Very Strong Opinions About How Things Should Be Done finds a body in her tea house. She helpfully draws an outline around the body in Sharpie and then calls the police. She’s unsatisfied when they don’t investigate the way she’s seen on CSI and L&O. So Vera decides to take matters into her own hands and find the killer.

My thoughts about Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice

The book’s written with wickedly sharp humor and a tightly woven plot. It’s also about the hurt our families can give and the unexpected joys of found family. Vera is a delight as she bosses everyone around. She weaves bonds of friendship with and between them even as she investigates her suspects. I couldn’t put it down and laughed out loud multiple times. And the descriptions of the tea and food were mouthwateringly delicious. Perfection!

In closing

If you enjoyed Jesse Q. Sutanto’s heist/romcoms, Dial A for Aunties and Four Aunties and a Wedding, Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers has the same madcap feel. Such a fun read – I laughed so much reading it!

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About Jesse Q. Sutanto

Jesse Q Sutanto grew up shuttling back and forth between Jakarta and Singapore and sees both cities as her homes. She has a Masters degree from Oxford University, though she has yet to figure out a way of saying that without sounding obnoxious. She is currently living back in Jakarta on the same street as her parents and about seven hundred meddlesome aunties. When she’s not tearing out her hair over her latest WIP, she spends her time baking and playing FPS games. Oh, and also being a mom to her two kids.

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