The Two Sisters of Borneo

An Ava Lee Novel: Book 6

By (author) Ian Hamilton
Categories: Crime and mystery: women sleuths, Crime and mystery fiction, Fiction and Related items
Series: An Ava Lee Novel
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Paperback : 9781770892446, 344 pages, February 2014


The sixth installment in the wildly popular Ava Lee series from Arthur Ellis Award winner Ian Hamilton.

Ava has been in Hong Kong looking after Uncle. She has also set up an investment company with May Ling Wong and her sister-in-law, Amanda Yee. One of their first investments — a furniture company owned by two sisters in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo — runs into immediate problems with a Dutch customer. Ava goes to the Netherlands to investigate, but her life is threatened when she is confronted by a gang of local thugs in Borneo. Out of the shadows comes a mysterious man from Shanghai…


Ian Hamilton’s great new Ava Lee mystery has the same wow factor as its five predecessors. The plot is complex and fast-paced, the writing tight, and its protagonist is one of the most interesting female avengers to come along in a while.

- Lesley McAllister

entertaining series

- Athena McKenzie

…the series as a whole is as good as the modern thriller genre gets.

- David Worsley