The top holiday mystery recommended by CBC Books
A great mystery you need to read this summer, selected by the Mystery Panel on CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter
When Dr. Hope Sze retreats to an Ottawa stem cell lab for a peaceful month of research, she discovers a dead man in the snow—only the first in a series of corpses, both at home and around the globe.
This time, the killer knows no borders and no conscience.
Hope must extricate them all, while caught between the man who saved her life, the man who helps rebuild it, and a killer on an intercontinental rampage.
Praise for Human Remains
“Human Remains strikes straight at the heart of today’s most controversial and moving issues, through the hothouse world of big-bucks medical research. Impressive and complex. This is good stuff. Big stuff.” Richard Quarry, Author of Midnight Choir
“Dr. Sze is a fully-drawn character who draws you into the medical milieu as well as into the mystery….
Almost immediately Hope and Ryan and Ryan's new puppy Roxy stumble over a human body with a black bag taped over the head….
There's no way you can put the book down from that opening.” Jan Grape, author of Austin City Blue
"When I last wrote about Melissa Yi’s wonderful character Dr. Hope Sze, she was in dire circumstances in Stockholm Syndrome. The aftermath of this has resulted in PTSD.
Currently living in Ottawa, Sze is set for a rotation at a lab for stem cell research. Scoping out the lab the evening before her first work day, she finds a body in the snow. The murdered man is Dr. Acayo, a recent addition to the personnel.
The research lab has an interesting mix of characters, from the imperious to the sullen, and the over enthusiastic. Sze must carefully navigate these personalities as there is something else happening there. It’s a deep, disturbing undercurrent that works on Sze’s vulnerability.
As she strives to deal with her trauma, Sze continues to be torn between the two loves of her life, Tucker and Ryan. Changes are coming and she may be too fragile to manage them.
Melissa Yi is a talented writer and this 5th offering in the Hope Sze Medical Crime Novels has her on firm ground." —June Lorraine, Murder in Common
"Wonderful characters and plot."—Richard King, CBC Radio's Homerun
Praise for the Hope Sze series
"Dr. Melissa Yi has created medical thrillers that shine with authenticity and are impossible to put down.” Kris Nelscott, New York Times bestseller