Dim Sum of All Fears: A Noodle Shop Mystery (Mass Market)
Welcome back to Ho-Lee Noodle House, where you can get fantastic take-out. . .unless you get taken out first.
“Vivien Chien serves up a delicious mystery with a side order of soy sauce and sass. A tasty start to a new mystery series!” —Bestselling author Kylie Logan on Death by Dumpling
Dim Sum of All Fears is the second book in a delicious new cozy series.
Lana Lee is a dutiful daughter, waiting tables at her family’s Chinese restaurant even though she’d rather be doing just about anything else. Then, just when she has a chance for a “real” job, her parents take off to Taiwan, leaving Lana in charge. Surprising everyone—including herself—she turns out to be quite capable of running the place. Unfortunately, the newlyweds who just opened the souvenir store next door to Ho-Lee have turned up dead. . .and soon Lana finds herself in the midst of an Asia Village mystery.
Between running the Ho-Lee and trying to figure out whether the rock-solid Detective Adam Trudeau is actually her boyfriend, Lana knows she shouldn’t pry into the case. But the more she learns about the dead husband, his ex-wives, and all the murky details of the couple’s past, the more Lana thinks that this so-called murder/suicide is a straight-up order of murder. . .
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 worthy sophomore outing provides plenty of twists and turns and a perky, albeit conflicted, sleuth."—Kirkus Reviews
"The endearing Lana, the relationship between the two sisters, and the restaurant frame story will all appeal to fans of Chris Cavender's Pizza Lovers mysteries."—Booklist
"I am so delighted by this cozy mystery series!"—Book Riot
"Dim Sum of All Fears serves up a fun platter of humor, engaging characters, and a good storyline that will have you requested seconds!"—Cheryl's Book Nook
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
"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
"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