Dim Sum of All Fears
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
Lana Lee returns in this second intriguing installment of the Noodle Shop Mystery Series.
Lana is left in charge of the restaurant while her parents leave to visit family. This is not exactly a responsibility she wants. Lana feels she needs and wants more from her professional life than working in the noodle shop, but now she is trapped, forced to pass on a plumb opportunity.
She is also unhappy about the slow progress ...more
In this installment, Lana continues working on her family's restaurant Ho-Lee Noodle House and has become friends with Isabelle, the owner of the new business next door. They get together every week after work and go to the bookstore to pick up new books.
Unexpectedly, Isabelle and her husband turn up dead and Lana starts investigating who ...more
In between two minds. This was a very easy, entertaining read. I’ve come to care for Lana and Megan (and Kikko), and this is where the book’s strength lies - the characters and their interactions. That whole little Asia Village, with all its idiosyncrasies, is weirdly charming. Also, what is the deal with Adam?! Questions questions... The murder mystery on the other hand paled a little in comparison. It still worked and kept me interested but something was missing, and I’m not sure what. ...more
Just when Lana Lee is about to make a huge life change and take a chance on a job outside of the family business, her parents announce they are going to Taiwan and leave her in charge of Ho Lee Noodle House. She is not happy but takes on the job and realizes she is darn good at it. The one thing she couldn’t control though was the double murder that took place at the souvenir store next door. She had become good friends with Isabelle Yeoh who spent the day running the shop ...more
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Actual Rating: 4 stars
Vivien Chien delivers in her second Noodle Shop Mystery series! From the food to the murder mystery, readers are going to devour this one! I knew after reading the first book in the series that I was going to love it, I just didn't realize how much until this followup! I can't wait for the next one! If you are a fan of culinary cozies and cozies that are jam packed with delicious ethic foods, this is a must have series ...more
I had some really high hopes for this book because the first one blew me away. So I was really excited to finally read the second book in the Noodle Shop Mystery series. What makes this book stand out is the fact that it features an Asian cast as well as a lot of traditions and cultural activities that celebrates Asian culture.
However, what made this book unique in the first place is also its biggest weakness here. Chien still writes a fun story however I felt like the focus of the book wasn’ ...more
What I love about Chien’s writing style is that she is to the point and brisk but not so brisk that she’s impersonal. This was just the light murder mystery that I needed as the summer days become shorter.
Obviously this is the second ...more
Vivian Chien’s second Lana Lee mystery flowed more smoothly ...more
The characters are quirky and witty, the story has a solid mystery, and the pacing of the story was done well. The internal struggle of the main character, Lana Lee, was done exceptionally well in her dealing with doing what she loves versus following ...more
Almost immediately, there is a double murder in Asian Village (the shopping center her ...more
Lana Lee is back! She’s still unhappily working at her parents’ Chinese restaurant at Asia Village except now her parents have left her fully in charge as they take a trip to Taiwan. And of course there’s another murder at Asia Village. Thankfully, Lee and her coworkers aren’t suspects, but it is Lee’s friend and husband who are dead so she can’t help herself from asking questions to get to the bottom of what really happened. It’s really not ...more
In this second book, Lana is still trying to figure her life out when her new friend, Isabelle, the owner of a souvenir shop next to the restaraunt, and Isabelle’s husband, Brandon, are found brutally murdered in the shop. Then ...more
Lana and a lot of others are happy to see the empty shop next to the noodle shop open for business, Lana is even happier when she realises that she, and the young woman next door have a lot in common, but Lana does't expect it to include murder of the young woman, and it appears also her husband! Now with two ex wives (oh and some girlfriends) crawling out of the woodwork, Lana's parents suddenly ...more
When she's not writing, she can be found frolicking in ...more