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Publication Date
14 May 2015
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Birlinn Ltd

The Feng Shui Detective Novels

Omnibus Edition
by Nury Vittachi - Find out more about the author


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‘Wacky, original and fun’ – Independent on Sunday

‘Extremely funny’ – The Daily Telegraph

‘Makes you laugh out loud and often’ – The Age

‘Highly entertaining’ – Time Out

A bestselling author and columnist throughout Asia, and described by the BBC as ‘Hong Kong’s funniest commentator’, Nury Vittachi lets rip in these three gloriously feel-good novels which revolve around sleuth and feng shui master CF Wong and his over-enthusiastic sidekick Joyce.

In The Shanghai Union of Industrial Mystics the oriental, occidental and accidental collide as CF Wong and Joyce must save the city, a couple of presidents and an explosive white elephant from a group of vegan extremists intent on blowing up the place. The Feng Shui Detective's Casebook is Vittachi at his witty, innovative best. CF Wong and Joyce are in demand – with a missing Thai film idol, an escaped tiger in a supermarket and a Sydney gym where they seem to be exercising their clients to death. After an ill-advised stationery deal puts him in debt to the Chinese mafia, CF Wong finds himself heading for his least favourite place – the West – to do a feng shui reading of Buckingham Palace. Princes, planes, pens and points of the compass all collide in the final adventure of the Feng Shui Detective, Mr Wong Goes West.

Nury Vittachi is one of Asia’s most widely published humour columnists – hailed by CNN as ‘the beat reporter of the offbeat’ and described by the BBC as ‘Hong Kong’s funniest commentator’. Born in Sri Lanka, Vittachi escaped the civil war and emigrated to Britain. He later returned to Asia and began his career with the South China Morning Post in the late 1980s. Well known for not pulling any punches in his journalism, his gossip column was deemed too dangerous to publish in the 1990s after Hong Kong was handed over to China.

Vittachi now lives with his English wife and three adopted Chinese children in Hong Kong. His whole life has been dedicated to breaking down cultural barriers and promoting freedom of expression, and he has written many fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children. He did not win the Costa for his first novel, was not shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize with his subsequent books, and has never been nominated for a Nobel Prize for Literature. ‘I hope to make it a clean sweep by not winning the Pulitzer next year,’ he said recently.