and the local media in a feeding frenzy—to say nothing of the gorgeous police detective who keeps turning up for take-out—it’s up to Lana to find out who is behind Feng’s killer order. . . before her own number is up.
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Release Date: March 27, 2018
Genre: Cozy Mystery
I really enjoyed reading Death by Dumpling- the first book in the Noodle Shop Mystery series- even though it took me a while to read it from start to finish. It didn't take me a long time because it's not a fun book to read, but because life can get busy at moments and takes time away from reading. With that being said, this is a great start to a brand new cozy mystery series and I have every intention of reading all of the books that come after this one. The heroine/sleuth, Lana Lee, is a fun one to get to know. She's a smart cookie, comes off as very realistic, and would make the perfect BFF for any cozy reader. The way she sleuths is engaging and readers can figure out clues right along with her as well. So overall, I really enjoyed this one and look forward to reading the next book in the series when it is released.
ABOUT DEATH BY DUMPLING
In Death by Dumpling readers will meet Lana Lee- amateur sleuth from Ohio.- Following a bad break up, she decides to move back to her home town and work with her parents at their restaurant. But she doesn't anticipate that this move home will bring a lot more into her life than the grief she is facing from her breakup.
When family friend, Mr. Feng ends up murdered, Lana Lee will stop at nothing to clear her friends name and find out who really killed him. Hopefully she can crack the case before she's next!
WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS BOOK
One of the main reasons why this book caught my attention is the cover. I am a HUGE fan of Chinese food- it's my favorite- so knowing that this type of food would be incorporated within the story intrigued me. The author did a fine job at picking out the perfect cover to accompany this story. But that's not the only reason I chose to read this one. I also wanted to read it because I don't often find books with characters from different cultures but this one DOES. Lana Lee is Asian/American and readers will become acquainted with both cultures whiles reading it. Finally, I LOVE cozy mystery books. They are lighthearted, fun, and feature characters that readers will be able to get to know throughout an entire series. So I am really happy to continue following Lana (and her possible love life) as she continues to solve murders within her town.
OVERALL THOUGHTS OF THE BOOK
Overall, I loved this one. I think many readers are going to feel the same way once they meet Lana as well. I very much recommend it to fans of cozy mysteries. In fact, I would even recommend it to people who are NEW to the genre. It has everything one would need in order to figure out if they would like the genre themselves. So make sure to check this one out and grab a copy!
CHECK OUT THE NOODLE SHOP SERIES
You can find all the latest book reviews for 2018 right here on this page! I read various genres depending on my mood so there is a little something for any reader. xox Elle xox