The Enigmatic Madam Ingram
- About the Author
Finalist for the 2023 Epigram Books Fiction Prize
In this exciting sequel to the multi-award-winning novel, The Formidable Miss Cassidy, Letty Ingram, a half-Malayan lady raised in the UK, has suffered under a strange curse her whole life. Her beautiful and fearsome mother, from an unknown island in the Malay Archipelago, is the key to the mystery. Letty arrives in Singapore in 1906 to seek the help of the Chinese medium, Madam Kay. But Madam Kay’s whole family gets involved, including her sister, her father…and their unusual mutual friend, the formidable Miss Cassidy.
Author Meihan Boey illustrates the lengths Letty will go to in order to save her own soul, and reveals how Miss Cassidy’s past has caught up with her, in the shape of a worthy opponent: a terrifying jungle spirit the native folk call the Bungadarah.
“A gripping and accomplished intertwining of mythology, battling Asian immortals and the eternal fight between good and evil. An ambitious and extraordinary book that sweeps you into its intricate world, riveting you there until the last page. Meihan Boey is a talent to watch.”
–Meira Chand, internationally bestselling author of A Different Sky
“Meihan Boey delights once again with a work that weaves together different mystical and supernatural threads in a wondrous and intriguing tale of cross-cultural historical/psychological mystery full of high jinks, misleads and cross-dimensional travel. The Enigmatic Madam Ingram unravels the nature of our spiritual and supernatural beliefs, and how they might draw from the same spring water, even as the petals of the flowers they sprout bear different shapes and colours.”
–Nuraliah Norasid, award-winning author of The Gatekeeper
Meihan Boey is the author of The Formidable Miss Cassidy (co-winner of the 2021 Epigram Books Fiction Prize and winner of the 2022 Singapore Book Award for Best Literary Work), and science-fiction novella The Messiah Virus. She is also the vice president of the Association of Comic Artists of Singapore and has scripted several comics, including Supacross and The Once and Marvellous DKD. She is a dedicated comic book and manga fan, an enthusiastic gamer, a persistent triathlete, and not yet a Super Saiyan, though she keeps trying.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 472
Year Published: 2023
Size: 225mm x 152mm