The Sin Eaters

Nip. Tuck. Cut. Kill.

One doctor plunges through the looking glass. And the scalpel. And an online game of truth or dare.

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About the Book

Cheek implants.


He’s only 22 years old. What’s he trying to hide behind plastic surgery?

Dr. Hope Sze scours the Internet for real-life clues to this patient’s past, present, and deadly future.

Photos. Videos. And anything else she and her computer-savvy boyfriend can pin on him before it’s too late.

“The Sin Eaters”: inspired by a true case of murder in Montreal.

A finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award for the best crime story in Canada.

Accompanied by essay by the author exploring the real-life killer who committed one of Canada’s most vicious crimes—and the police officers and civilians who put him behind bars.

These events take place between Terminally Ill (Hope Sze #3) and Stockholm Syndrome (Hope Sze #4).

Originally published in Montreal Noir.




Series: Hope Sze medical mystery, Book 3.5
Genres: Medical mystery, Mystery, Short Story
Tags: Hope Sze, medical mystery
ISBN: 9781927341797
List Price: 2.99
There are many standouts … especially … Melissa Yi's The Sin Eaters (featuring Côte-des-Neiges).
– Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail
Melissa Yi profiles a young medical resident who is drawn into the murky world of plastic surgery, where, by definition, people are not always what they seem. Smart and sassy, this time she might be in over her head.
– Jim Napier, Reviewing the Evidence
A bicultural roster of talent by some of the city’s best crime-fiction specialists, with tales from the city’s many neighbourhoods. Some examples: Melissa Yi’s “The Sin Eaters” is set in Côte-des-Neiges ….
– Sarah Murdoch, Toronto Star
Hope Sze, the modern heroine of Melissa Yi’s “The Sin Eaters,” finds solace in a venerable Yiddish proverb….Whether it’s the quirkiness of the characters, the ingenuity of the puzzles, or the big hearts inside some of the darkest villains, noir’s different north of the border. Here’s hoping readers will say ‘Vive la difference.’
– Kirkus Review
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