Copyright 2008

Mingmei Yip

Skeleton Woman

Skeleton Women is the story of a singer and a spy, a magician, and a gossip columnist scheming to survive the gang wars in the lawless, 1930ies Shanghai.


A guilty pleasure....enjoy the exotic location and characters.... This is a large, luscious box of chocolates. Go on. You know you want to." -- RTBook 4 star Review, June 2012

Entertaining…diversion is (a strength of this book) – Publisher’s Weekly

Poignant and often heartbreaking story…captivating…mix of worldly and ethereal, mystery and drama… kept me interested and kept me reading with her journal cum memoir style that few authors pull off…I loved how she incorporated in her narrative Chinese customs, legends, myths and beliefs and especially how she quoted from long ago texts on war and strategies …it was her characters that dominated the pages. –, June 1, 2012

What a phenomenal novel!! The characters are well-developed and the storyline is amazing and reads fast. So much is going on you won’t be able to put the book down and you’ll be turning the last page before you know it. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone. Great job Mingmei!!! -- Bookbag Lady, June 13, 2012

This is an intriguing story. The Shanghai background is credible and interesting; the story flows well; --Journey of a bookseller, June 18, 2012

As always, Mingmei Yip did not disappoint. Skeleton Women is a dynamic novel jam-packed with action, suspense, romance, lust, scheming, and twists and turns…an incredibly well written novel…The characters are not only complex but also have the ability to evoke an array of emotions in the reader…The plot for this book is original and mesmerizes the reader from page one to the very last sentence. Mingmei Yip proves once again why she is a master of creative writing, suspense, and romance. – June 26, 2012

Once you pick it up you won’t be able to put it down. I adore Mingmei’s writing style. It’s very unique and makes the story flow so nicely. –, June 15, 2012

Camilla goes through a lot, a lot more than I have ever been through and emerges as a strong woman who can take care of herself. I loved her for that…. and because she has awesome knife throwing skills. -- June 23, 2012

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