The third in a tasty series, Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien is a delight!
Everyone agrees that the food at Ho-Lee Noodle House is delicious—unless it happens to be deadly.
Lana Lee’s stake in her family’s Chinese restaurant is higher than ever now that she’s been made manager. So when she enters Ho-Lee into Cleveland’s Best Noodle Contest, Lana makes it her business to win—at all costs. But when a local food critic receives a threatening note in a fortune cookie and is later found dead, face-down in a bowl of lo mein, all bets are off. . .
Now, along with her sweet-and-sour boyfriend Detective Adam Trudeau, Lana decides to take matters into her own hands and dig into the lives of everyone involved in the contest. But when she receives an ill-fated fortune, Lana realizes that in order to save the reputation of her restaurant, she needs to save herself first. . .
“Thoroughly entertaining...fun and delicious.”—RT Book Reviews
Vivien Chien was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio where she grew up in a mixed-race home, making for some very interesting cultural experiences. She found her love of books and the written word at an early age while writing short stories about her classmates in elementary school. Currently, she writes side-by-side with her toy fox terrier who refuses to sit anywhere else. When she’s not writing, Vivien enjoys frequenting local Asian restaurants, frolicking in the bookstore, and searching for her next donut.
She is the author of the Noodle Shop Mystery series, including Death By Dumpling.
"A fun who-dunit that's tasty and dangerous!"—Woman's World, Book Club Pick
"In this fresh and funny series, Vivien Chien brilliantly depicts Asia Village, the neighborhood in which Lana's family restaurant is located, and where everyone knows one another."—Booklist
"Delightful. A fun read with great characters with twists and turns making the reader guess who might be responsible. Beware reading these books will also make you hungry for Chinese Food!"—Red Carpet Crash
Praise for Death by Dumpling:
"A charming debut with plenty of red herrings. The heroine's future looks bright."—Kirkus Reviews
"Thoroughly entertaining... A fun and delicious read!"—RT Book Reviews
"Life does not always take the path you want it to, which is an understatement when you find yourself delivering the dumplings that kill a man. The ending certainly left me wanting to continue reading a series starring Lee."—Book Riot
"Cozy fans rejoice! It is an honor to state that author Vivien Chien has done a fantastic job with both characters and plot. You will long for the next course that Vivien Chien serves up."—Suspense Magazine
"Vivien Chien serves up a delicious mystery with a side order of soy sauce and sass. A tasty start to a new mystery series!" —Kylie Logan, bestselling author of Gone with the Twins
"Vivien Chien brings a fresh new voice to cozies. Death by Dumpling is a fun and sassy debut with unique flavor, local flair, and heart." —Amanda Flower, Agatha Award-Winning author of Lethal Licorice
"A cozy mystery with laughs, and a relatable amateur sleuth."—Book Riot
"What a charming book! This will definitely appeal to any cozy mystery. The Asian venue was a fresh and unique setting for the mystery. This isn't your average everyday cozy!"—Mystereity Reviews
"The setting (a shopping plaza dedicated to Asian businesses) and the characters (the various merchants who work in the plaza and their friends and family members) were really well-done."—Read-At-Home Mom