- Book Intro
Barista detective MA Hwan teams up with a century-old coffee-loving spirit to solve mysteries in the neighbourhood. This time, he is tasked to undercover the mystery behind the Pyeongsaengdo by a Joseon dynasty slave, said to contain the man’s unfulfilled regrets and powerful yearning for a good life for his deceased son. The series of 12 paintings, rumoured to bless the owner with riches and longevity, is scattered and lost in modern day. Hwan must stop the murders surrounding the coveted paintings before it is too late, and he later discovers the Pyeongsaengdo’s links to his estranged father, the spirit Hal and himself.
- About the Author
(Enlgish) Previously a magazine journalist and then an editor, YANG Soo-ryeon is a full-time writer and currently resides in Seoul, South Korea. Her projects and work span a wide range of prose types and genres. She has written scripts for drama mini-series and short films, mystery novels, essays, and non-fiction books on scriptwriting and fiction writing. Under a pen name, she also writes children stories. Yang won several awards, including the grand prize in SK Telecom Open Call for short film scripts and the newcomer award for the 34th Korea Mystery Fiction Award in 2018 with her mystery novel Coffee Spirit and the Barista Detective.