Melissa Yi

Melissa YiMelissa Yi could slice your throat and sew it back up again. Legally. Because she’s an emergency doctor.

In her spare minutes, Melissa writes the Hope Sze medical crime series,  which Ellery Queen praised for its “nitty-gritty” description and Publishers Weekly for its “darker themes … entertaining and insightful.” Kirkus considers Hope Sze a “modern heroine,” the CBC calls her a “must-read,” and The Globe and Mail praises her as a “standout,” having written a best Canadian suspense novel.

Melissa’s mystery stories were finalists for the Arthur Ellis Award (best crime story in Canada) and the Derringer Award (best crime story in the English language) and longlisted for the Staunch Prize (best feminist thriller worldwide).

But that’s not all! Because all ER doctors have some form of ADHD (joking. Sort of), Melissa also writes romance and YA. Under the name Melissa Yuan-Innes, she writes the Unfeeling Doctor memoir series as well as fantasy and science fiction for which she won a Writers of the Future Award.



Pharaohs. Myths. Murder.

Dr. Hope Sze drops to her knees outside the Grand Egyptian Museum, desperate to save a now-comatose 87-year-old man with a nail through his skull. The man had raved about Kruger and treasure.

Hope’s fiancé, Dr. Tucker, fixates on their one chance at the legendary Kruger Millions, a fortune in gold that many believe to be secretly stowed somewhere in South Africa.

Hope and Tucker launch into their first mystery based in a birthplace of human civilization.

Where the evil god Set battled righteous Horus and Isis in an 80-year war.

Where Antony fell in love with Cleopatra.

Where Hope and Tucker must outwit, or fall prey, to a ruthless criminal mastermind.

Written by an emergency physician and award-winning author.

Praise for the Hope Sze series

#1 Mystery Selection—CBC Books, on Human Remains. Recommended authors also include Louise Penny and Maureen Jennings.

One of the best Canadian suspense books—The Globe and Mail.

See a listing of all of Melissa’s Books

Catch Melissa on the following social media platforms:

Instagram: melissa.yuaninnes
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