VERA WONG has been dubbed a most anticipated book by
"I'll promise you this: you've never met a character quite like Vera Wong, and once she gets under your skin, you'll never forget her, nor will you want to. Vera is a force, and so is author Jesse Q. Sutanto, spinning a compulsively readable story with intrigue, humor, and above all, heart. Get ready for this cast of loveable characters to feel like family, pulling you into their beautifully interwoven lives and the mystery linking them together. Smart, wholly original, and brimming with emotion, Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice For Murderers feels like the warmest hug that you'll never want to end."—Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of The Girls Are All So Nice Here
"Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers is flawless. With a clever plot filled with marvellous, lovable characters who feel like real people, it's laugh-inducing, heart-warming, and fabulously crafted. Truly a joy to read."—India Holton, bestselling author of The League of Gentlewomen Witches
"Step aside, Miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes! Vera Wong is on the case! A murder mystery with a found-family story at its heart, Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers is delightful, compelling, and laugh-out-loud funny. I couldn’t put this book down!"—Jenny L. Howe, author of The Make-Up Test
"Jesse Sutanto has once again weaved her magic and gifted us with another winner. Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers is a signature Sutanto creation, a feel-good genre-defying comedic whodunnit with a superb cast of characters headed by the indomitable, chaotically funny Vera, indubitably one of the best senior protagonists I've seen in a long while. A+, no notes."—Lauren Ho, bestselling author of Last Tang Standing and Lucie Yi Is Not A Romantic
“A staggering, masterful suspense confection, Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers is quite simply one of my favorite novels of all time. The kind of book you want to reread every year in order to revisit its brilliant world. Vera will delight, charm, and steal your heart. A propulsive, delectable blend of Knives Out meets The Maid shot through with Sutanto’s customary raucous sense of humor and gift for astonishing twists, Vera is an instant classic.”—May Cobb, author of My Summer Darlings
"Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers is like the perfect cup of tea: complex, carefully brewed, with a zing of humor and a warm, sweet finish. A funny, charming, delightful book."—Amy Clarke, author of Girl, 11
"Vera knows best in this hilarious mystery. Jesse Sutanto is masterful in delivering hijinks in this warm-hearted story that brings together a unique cast of characters. Vera is a force who reminds us that meddling moms are not to be messed with."—Julie Tieu, author of Circling Back to You
"I love this book and I LOVE the feisty Vera Wong! Once again, Jesse Sutanto delivers laugh-out-loud hijinks that are all wrapped up in charm and heart (and a dead body). 10/10 recommend this delightful ride!"—Lynn Painter, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Wager
“A mystery with warmth, humor, and many descriptions of delicious teas and foods. Recommended for fans of Sutanto and of character-driven cozy mysteries.”—Library Journal, starred review
“Vivid sensory descriptions of the custom teas Vera concocts and the elaborate feasts she prepares further heighten the feel-good appeal. Literary comfort food in the guise of a quirky whodunit.”—Kirkus
ABOUT VERA WONG'S UNSOLICITED ADVICE FOR MURDERERS:
Elevator pitch: Knives Out meets Kim’s Convenience in this rollicking mystery-comedy starring an inquisitive old lady living in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
Keep it on your radar: Readers quickly fell in love with Jesse Q. Sutanto and her laugh-out-loud novels Dial A for Aunties (2021) and Four Aunties and a Wedding (2022), which were full of wit, humor, and totally charming mysteries.
The buzz was immediate, with glowing reviews from The New York Times, USA Today, and Marie Claire, making Jesse Q. Sutanto a name readers across genres are familiar with.
This spring, Sutanto is back with Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers, a hilarious tale of murder written with Jesse’s trademark humor and heart and featuring the irresistible Vera Wong, a nosy Chinese mother and amateur sleuth.
The story: When Vera Wong finds a dead man in the middle of her teashop, she takes it upon herself to solve his murder.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jesse Q. Sutanto is the author of adult, YA, and children's middle grade books.
She has a master’s degree in creative writing from Oxford University, though she hasn't found a way of saying that without sounding obnoxious.
The film rights to her women’s fiction, Dial A for Aunties, was bought by Netflix in a competitive bidding war.
Her adult books include Dial A for Aunties and its sequel, Four Aunties and a Wedding.
Her YA books include The Obsession, The New Girl, and her upcoming romcom, Well, That Was Unexpected.
Her MG books include Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit and an untitled sequel.
Find her on Twitter @thewritinghippo and on Instagram @jesseqsutanto.