Hot and Sour Suspects: A Noodle Shop Mystery (Mass Market)
Lana Lee returns for another delectable cozy set in a Chinese restaurant in Vivien Chien's Hot and Sour Suspects.
"Pair your noodles with this steaming mystery, and you have the perfect chilly night combination!”—PopSugar
At the Ho-Lee Noodle House, murder is on the menu.
When Lana Lee’s best friend, Megan Riley, asks her to help host a speed dating contest at Ho-Lee Noodle House, she doesn’t see the harm in lending a hand. The night goes better than anticipated, and both Lana and Megan are beyond thrilled with the results. But before they can break out the champagne, Rina Su, fellow Asia Village shop owner and speed dating participant, calls to inform Lana that the date she’s just matched with has been murdered. Under suspicion of foul play, Rina enlists Lana’s help in finding out what really happened that night.
Without hesitation, Lana begins to dig into the man in question. To her dismay, she quickly finds that Rina’s date has a rather unsavory past. There’s a long line of slighted women, angry neighbors, and perturbed co-workers—all of whom seem to have a motive.
As Lana continues to spiral down the treacherous path of scorned lovers and mistreated acquaintances, she can’t help but dwell on how quickly an innocent evening filled with hope and positivity could turn so sour. When the media gets in on the case, Lana must rush to find the killer before more dates turn deadly.
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.
Praise for the Noodle Shop Mysteries:
"A worthy sophomore outing provides plenty of twists and turns and a perky, albeit conflicted, sleuth."—Kirkus Reviews
"Cozy fans rejoice! You will long for the next course that Vivien Chien serves up."—Suspense Magazine
"A fun who-dunit that's tasty and dangerous!"—Woman's World, Book Club Pick
"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
"The endearing Lana, the relationship between the two sisters, and the restaurant framed story will all appeal to fans of Chris Cavender's Pizza Lovers mysteries."—Booklist