The Scarlet Macaw by S.P. Hozy

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Meanwhile, a charming Swedish officer working with Interpol takes an interest in art and Maris while he investigates a complicated smuggling operation. Hozy skillfully transports readers between the two centuries and builds suspense with questions of who can be trusted.
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A literary mystery where the people and the settings in the exotic East are paramount.

Two entwined mysteries unfold in two time periods in Singapore – one in the present and the other in the 1920s. Artist Maris Cousins has lived in Singapore for four years, but the sudden death of her mentor, gallery owner Peter Stone, causes her to stop painting and leave Singapore to reconnect with her family in Canada. There she becomes immersed in the fictional stories of love and betrayal from Singapore’s past – in first editions left to her by Stone – written by a famous early-20th-century author, E. Sutcliffe Moresby.

Drawn back to Singapore and the gallery, she searches for answers to the mystery of three people – a writer, his young wife, and their baby – who seem to be linked to Stone. But along the way, Maris becomes caught up in circumstances involving smuggling and possibly murder.

 

About S.P. Hozy

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S.P. Hozy is the author of four novels set in Asia. A world traveller for most of her life, she is retired from the film industry, where she won numerous awards as a sound editor and currently works as a book editor, dividing her time between Malaysia and Toronto.
 
Published May 19, 2013 by Dundurn. 393 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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on Sep 16 2013

Meanwhile, a charming Swedish officer working with Interpol takes an interest in art and Maris while he investigates a complicated smuggling operation. Hozy skillfully transports readers between the two centuries and builds suspense with questions of who can be trusted.

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