Vivien Chien's Lana Lee returns for Killer Kung Pao, another delectable cozy set in a Chinese restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio!
Is life at the Ho-Lee Noodle House becoming too hot to handle?
Lana Lee’s plate is already plenty full. Running her family’s Chinese restaurant in Cleveland’s Asia Village is challenging on the best of days. But just when Lana thinks she might be able to catch her breath before the weekend—which she’s eager to spend with her equally overworked boyfriend, Detective Adam Trudeau—Lana witnesses a car accident in the parking lot. And now she has no choice but to get involved.
June Yi, of Yi’s Tea and Bakery, is a serious businesswoman well-known for her heartlessness. But June meets her match when she rear-ends the Cadillac belonging to Mah Jong lover Mildred “Millie” Mao. As each woman curses—and threatens—the other, it becomes clear to Lana that trouble lies ahead. Still, who could have imagined that Millie would end up dead at the beauty salon? The evidence suggests that she was electrocuted while having a foot bath, and all eyes are on June. Can Lana find a way to solve this case before another fatality occurs in Asia Village?
“Thoroughly entertaining…fun and delicious.”?RT Book Reviews
VIVIEN CHIEN (she/her) 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. When she’s not writing, Vivien enjoys frequenting local Asian restaurants, frolicking in bookstores, and searching for her next donut.
She is the author of the Noodle Shop Mystery series, including Death by Dumpling.
A Suspense Magazine "Best Book of 2020 - Cozy Category"
One of Book Riot's "10 Great 2020 Cozy Mysteries to Catch Up On"
"Pair your noodles with a steaming mystery, and you have the perfect chilly night combination!" - PopSugar ("Lighthearted, Cozy Mysteries to Settle Down With This Fall")
"Lana is a quirky but responsible young woman in this engaging cozy, nicely framed by details of running a restaurant in suburban Cleveland while living up to her family’s high expectations." - Booklist
"Chien infuses the latest deftly crafted entry in her detectable "Noodle Shop" series with plenty of wry charm and dry wit, making this yet another tempting, too-good-to-miss treat for culinary cozy fans." - Library Journal
"A fun and engaging cozy mystery! The dialogue between characters is light and fluffy, despite the serious nature of the murder, and you can't help but fall in love with Lana and her inquisitive nature. If you love cozy mysteries, give Killer Kung Pao a try as it's an absolutely delicious read!" - Fresh Fiction