Dial A for Aunties

Dial A for Aunties


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A hilariously quirky novel that is equal parts murder mystery, rom-com, and a celebration of mothers and daughters as well as a deep dive into Chinese-Indonesian culture, by debut author Jesse Q. Sutanto.

1 (accidental) murder
2 thousand wedding guests
3 (maybe) cursed generations
4 meddling Asian aunties to the rescue!

When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, a dead body proves to be a lot more challenging to dispose of than one might anticipate, especially when it is accidentally shipped in a cake cooler to the over-the-top billionaire wedding Meddy, her Ma, and aunties are working, at an island resort on the California coastline. It’s the biggest job yet for their family wedding business—“Don’t leave your big day to chance, leave it to the Chans!”—and nothing, not even an unsavory corpse, will get in the way of her auntie’s perfect buttercream cake flowers.

But things go from inconvenient to downright torturous when Meddy’s great college love—and biggest heartbreak—makes a surprise appearance amid the wedding chaos. Is it possible to escape murder charges, charm her ex back into her life, and pull off a stunning wedding all in one weekend?

Story Locale: Southern California

Title:Dial A for Aunties
Edition Language:English
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    Dial A for Aunties Reviews

  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)

    Holy shit this was so good. This is definitely a new favourite. I wasn't sure about it going in just because I didn't quite understand the synopsis but oh my god did it work. It literally took me like...

  • Paromjit

    Jesse Sutanto's comedy thriller is an absolute hoot, but you are going to have to suspend your sense of disbelief to fully appreciate and enjoy this offbeat fun fest. It celebrates the Chinese and Ind...

  • megs_bookrack

    **4.5-stars**Meddy Chan works as a photographer for her family's up-and-coming wedding planning business. Even though she did study photography, the wedding scene isn't exactly what she envisioned for...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    This book is a hoot and an absolute delight! I was wiping tears as I cackled while reading about Meddy and her family's antics. I loved the opportunity to learn more about the main character's Indones...

  • Jessica

    4.5What a pleasant surprise! I did not expect to enjoy this book as much as I did, but I could not put it down! From the start, I loved Meddy's relationship with her mom and aunts. Their banter and bi...


    update: THIS RELEASES TODAY AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHalso I got denied for the ARC I requested*sobbing*if you need me I'll be in the cornerEXCUSE MEAN INDONESIAN AUTHORINDONESIAN CULTURE BEING REPRESENTEDCR...

  • K.J. Charles

    A truly glorious caper comedy about a young Indonesian/Chinese American woman, her overbearing aunties/mum, and the disposal of a body. Because they kind of accidentally killed the guy. It's absolutel...

  • EmBibliophile

    3.75 starsOkay, am I the only one who got “the hangover” vibes from this book? I can’t explain why it reminded me of that movie so much, maybe it’s the “everything is a mess and all over the...

  • Tina

    This is a light hearted funny Mystery/Romance. I have to say there is so much in this book that is unbelievable, but it is so funny that I just loved it so much. The characters in this book is laugh y...

  • Berit???

    Wedding cakes, dead bodies, and aunties... oh my! This book was laugh out loud hilarious! You definitely need to go into this book with suspended belief. Kind of reminded me of Stephanie Plum or more ...