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The Scarlet Macaw Paperback – May 19 2013

4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Dundurn; 1st Edition edition (May 19 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 145970598X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1459705982
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 440 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,885,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hozy’s luscious prose makes this literary stand-alone a memorable read. Her talent for juggling multiple narrators (alternating between the present and 1920s Singapore) and interspersing with clue-laden short stories is impressive. Leisurely paced, it has tremendous crossover potential for non-mystery readers who favor classic tales such as those of W. Somerset Maugham. (Library Journal)

Notable particularly for its vivid sense of place in modern Singapore. (Booklist)

Hozy's third mystery is a magnificent combination of two stories a century apart. ...Hozy skillfully transports readers between the two centuries and builds suspense with questions of who can be trusted. (Publishers Weekly)

What elevates The Scarlet Macaw from most other mysteries is its fervent grasp of the power of stories, and how important they are in providing a sense of self. (National Post)

About the Author

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.


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