Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Feng Shui Detective Goes West- Nury Vittachi

The Feng Shui Detective Goes West

Nury Vittachi

Felony & Mayhem, Nov 16 201, $14.95

ISBN 9781934609798

Singapore feng shui specialist C.F. Wong brokers a business deal involving fruit-shaped highlighters between a member of the Chinese mafia and a supplier. However, instead of the colors of fruits, the pens are filled with black ink. As the middleman Wong owes a fortune to the mafia.

Wong obtains two lucrative commissions. He is to apply his expertise to insure a flying conference center aircraft is balanced spiritually and to do likewise to the occupants of Buckingham Palace though he feels his inner harmony is out of whack as he hates the west he has seen in the movies. Before he can perform his magic, someone murders an oil company executive leaving his requests in jeopardy.

This feng shui amateur sleuth tale contains a madcap story line that entertains readers with an east meets west clashing of cultures. The jocular story line is fun to follow as the whodunit takes a spin to the delight of readers and chagrin of the protagonist. Fans will enjoy Wong’s second caper (see The Feng Shui Detective) as he goes west to his consternation in order to remit his angry enforcer eastern customer.

Harriet Klausner

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