Lana Lee had made up her mind to be happy about working in her family’s noodle shop. She was asked to make a takeout delivery for the chef of Ho-Lee Noodle House right at lunchtime. She had a takeout order for Mr. Feng, the owner of the Asia village, the plaza where her family’s restaurant was located. Soon after the delivery, paramedics invaded the Plaza and the news swiftly spread that the body being taken off was none other than Mr. Feng, apparently the victim of eating something that he was highly allergic to. It seems that Mr. Feng was given seafood in his dumplings and those dumplings had been ordered from the Ho-Lee Noodle House. Lana works along with other characters to help vindicate her parent’s restaurant. I really enjoyed reading about the close relationships among the Asia Village shop owners and workers. The characters were engaging and believable which made this cozy mystery a delight to read. Good addition to the cozy mystery genre.
Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien will be available March 27, 2018 from St. Martin’s Press. An egalley of this book was made available from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.