- About the Author
In the fourth installment of the award-winning Kain Songket Mysteries detective series set in east coast Malaysia, amateur sleuth Aunty Maryam investigates the death of a winning contestant at a kite flying contest. With little experience, the winner is found to have beaten some of Kelantan’s best competitors, but no one knows why he suddenly took up the sport. Aunty Maryam’s investigation leads her into a labrynth of unexpected relationships in a seemingly peaceful village.
Barbara Ismail spent several years in Kelantan in the 1970s and '80s, living in Kampong Dusun and Pengkalan Cepa, studying Wayang Siam and the Kelantanese dialect. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from Yale University, and is originally from Brooklyn, New York.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 240
Year Published: 2017