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The Formidable Miss Cassidy

Publisher: Epigram Books
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  • Co-Winner of the 2021 Epigram Books Fiction Prize
    Winner of Singapore Book Awards 2022 (Best Literary Work)

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    In 1890s Singapore, the formidable Miss Leda Cassidy arrives as paid companion to Sarah Jane Bendemeer, whose family suffers under the thrall of Southeast Asia's most terrifying hantu. But there's more to Miss Cassidy than meets the eye, and she's faced down worse in her life than a pontianak.

    However, she may have met her match in the indefatigable businessman, Mr Kay Wing Tong, whose large and constantly-growing family clearly requires female supervision—especially of the particular kind Miss Cassidy can provide. Ill omens and strange happenings surround Mr Kay and his colourful family, and Miss Cassidy must find a way to defend the ones she has learned to love.

  • Meihan Boey is the author of a science fiction novella, The Messiah Virus (2019). 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. The Formidable Miss Cassidy is her first novel.

ISBN: 9789814901888
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 288
Year Published: 2021
Size: 225mm x 152mm