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." -
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. – Bookclub.BarnesandNoble.com, June 1, 2012
What a phenomenal novel!! The characters are well-
This is an intriguing story. The Shanghai background is credible and interesting;
the story flows well; -
As always, Mingmei Yip did not disappoint. Skeleton Women is a dynamic novel jam-
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. – Beingalison.com, 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. -
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If you buy from my site, you will get an autographed copy with my Chinese seal. If you buy 2 or more copies (They make great gifts!), you can choose one of the following free gifts: an original print of Mingmei's Chinese goddess painting or a CD of Mingmei's qin playing and singing.