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, 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), Student Body (2014) , Human Remains (2017; a Derringer Award finalist), and Death Flight (2018).

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

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.

Selected Criticism and Interpretation



Publisher Windtree Press

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