Singaporean writer Ovidia Yu’s historical murder mysteries may be headed for the small screen.
Her whodunnit series, featuring a plucky teenage Peranakan detective in 1930s and 1940s Singapore, has been optioned for television by international production company Poisson Rouge Pictures.
Producer Christopher Granier-Deferre said the bright orange cover of The Betel Nut Tree Mystery (2018) caught his eye in a bookshop while he was filming in Stockholm. Realising it was the second book in a series, he asked his wife to send him the first, The Frangipani Tree Mystery (2017).
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