9 /10

The Mushroom Tree Mystery

by Ovidia Yu

Snappy Review

So much has happened I felt a need to reread the series before embarking on this latest novel. Su Lin is a wonderful character and the stories flow almost effortlessly. I’m hopeful for more…

Book Synopsis

The Allies have defeated Germany in Europe, but Japan refuses to surrender the East.

In Singapore, amid rumours the Japanese occupiers are preparing to wipe out the population of the island rather than surrender, a young aide is found murdered beneath the termite mushroom tree in Hideki Tagawa’s garden and his plans for a massive poison gas bomb are missing. To prevent any more destruction it falls to Su Lin to track down the real killer with the help of Hideki Tagawa’s old nemesis, the charismatic shinto priest Yoshio Yoshimo.