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Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien
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This is a perfect beach read, especially if you are Asian-American. The main character, Lana Lee, grew up helping out with her parents' restaurant. Life goes a bit sideways on her, and she's returned to work there while sorting out her life, putting up with her perfect older sister, and dealing with being the primary suspect in a murder case. Along the way, she learns more about her family's past, tries to be an amateur detective, and meets a cute police detective.
The tone is light-hearted, the heroine is likeable, and there are plenty of cultural references that resonate with those who grew up with immigrant Asian parents. The mystery is interesting without being too intellectually taxing.
All in all, a solid debut to a series. If you are looking for a fun beach read, this is a good place to start!
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June 15, 2019 – Finished Reading
June 23, 2019 – Shelved
June 23, 2019 – Shelved as: mysteries

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