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Melissa Yi

Dr. Melissa Yuan-Innes is an emergency physician who, under the name Melissa Yi, writes medical thrillers featuring crime-fighting Dr. Hope Sze. She writes speculative fiction, non-fiction including memoirs, and books for children under her real name.


Hope Sze Medical Mysteries / Hope Sze Medical Crime Novels

Written under the name Melissa Yi
The series began with Code Blues (2012), followed by Notorious D.O.C.; Terminally Ill (2013), Stockholm Syndrome (2015) , Human Remains (2017; a Derringer Award finalist), Death Flight (2018), and Graveyard Shift (2019).

In addition to the core novels that are available in print as well as Kindle editions, Yi publishes supplementary stories and novellas in e-format only via Kindle editions.

Publishers vary including Olo Books, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Windtree Press, and Kindle editions.

Anthology (Short story)

Montreal Noir

Brooklyn, NY: Akashic, 2017.
PS8257 .M6 M66 2017

Yi, Melissa. “The Sin Eaters.” In Montreal Noir, edited by John McFetridge & Jacques Filippi. Brooklyn: Akashic, 2017, 237-257.
This story was a finalist for the 2018 Arthur Ellis Award–Best Crime Story in Canada. The author notes on her website: “These events take place between Terminally Ill (Hope Sze #3) and Stockholm Syndrome (Hope Sze #4).”

The story is also available as a Kindle edition.

Selected Criticism and Interpretation



Publisher Windtree Press

Melissa Yuan-Innes (who writes as Melissa Yi) personal website