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Book Talk: Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q Sutanto

Dang, will you look at that cover? That’s what grabbed me first and then, when I read the blurb, I was kind of smitten, aunties getting involved in hiding/disposing of a dead body? It sounds like a recipe for a lot of fun. And yes, it’s already been optioned and being made into a movie, next year, and the book isn’t even out yet! Can’t wait for both the book, and the movie.

About the Author

Jesse Q Sutanto grew up shuttling back and forth between Indonesia, Singapore, and Oxford, and considers all three places her home. She has a Masters from Oxford University, but she has yet to figure out how to say that without sounding obnoxious. Jesse has forty-two first cousins and thirty aunties and uncles, many of whom live just down the road. When she’s not writing, she’s gaming with her husband (mostly FPS), or making a mess in the kitchen with her two daughters.

About the Book

When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, a dead body proves to be a lot more challenging to dispose of than one might anticipate, especially when it is inadvertently shipped in a cake cooler to the over-the-top billionaire wedding Meddy, her Ma, and aunties are working at an island resort on the California coastline. It’s the biggest job yet for the family wedding business—Don’t leave your big day to chance, leave it to the Chans—and nothing, not even an unsavory corpse, will get in the way of her auntie’s perfect buttercream flowers.

But things go from inconvenient to downright torturous when Meddy’s great college love–and biggest heartbreak–makes a surprise appearance amid the wedding chaos. Is it possible to escape murder charges, charm her ex back into her life, and pull off a stunning wedding all in one weekend?

Jesse Q Sutanto
Berkley Books, April 27 2021
Paperback, 352 pages
Romantic Comedy

4 comments on “Book Talk: Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q Sutanto

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    Glad I’m not the only one that grabbed this for the same reasons!

    • Alex

      Oh, that’s good to know. The minute I saw it I was opening my browser and going online to pre-order it! I love these style rom-com murder-mysteries. You know you’re going to get a lot of snark! 😀

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    I hope you’ll love it Alex! By the way I wanted to comment on your post about the little “outside” celebration but I guess you turned down the comments 😉

    • Alex

      Oh, so do I, Sophie. It just looks like wickedly good fun.

      Sorry about the comments over on the Wry Writer, I just went and checked and, doh, they were turned off. Don’t know how that happened. But they are now working again. 😀

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