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The Concubine’s Child

The Concubine’s Child
  • Author(s): Carol Jones
  • Location(s): Kuala Lumpur
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s and contemporary

In 1930s Malaya a sixteen-year-old girl, dreaming of marriage to her sweetheart, is sold as a concubine to a rich old man desperate for an heir. Trapped, and bullied by his spiteful wife, Yu Lan plans to escape with...

The Orientalist and The Ghost

The Orientalist and The Ghost
  • Author(s): Susan Barker
  • Location(s): Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Malaya)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s to modern

Malaya 1951, Christopher Milnar falls passionately in love with Chinese nurse Evangeline in a jungle resettlement camp – an affair that ends in tragedy when, under attack from Communist guerrillas, Christopher is betrayed, beaten and left for dead. Half...

The White Pearl

The White Pearl
  • Author(s): Kate Furnivall
  • Location(s): Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Malaya)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): WW2

Malaya, 1941. As the glamorous wife of a plantation owner, Connie Hadley appears to lead a pampered and comfortable life. But she is hiding devastating secrets that could destroy her marriage. Life is changed for ever on the day...

A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder

A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder
  • Author(s): Shamini Flint
  • Location(s): Kuala Lumpur
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

First in the series – Detective Singh is sent to Kuala Lumpur to ensure that a Singaporean citizen accused of murdering her very wealthy Malaysian Chinese husband, gets fairly retreated by the Malaysian justice system.

Sweet Offerings

Sweet Offerings
  • Author(s): Chan Ling Yap
  • Location(s): Kuala Lumpur
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): late 1930s and 1960s

Set in the late 1930s and 1960s, this is the tale of Mei Yin, a young Chinese girl from an impoverished family. Her destiny is shaped when she is sent to Kuala Lumpar to become the ward and companion...

The Weight of Our Sky

The Weight of Our Sky
  • Author(s): Hanna Alkaf
  • Location(s): Kuala Lumpur
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): 1969

A music loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in this heart-pounding literary debut. Melati Ahmad looks like your typical...

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