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Killer Kung Pao

Killer Kung Pao

A Noodle Shop Mystery

A Noodle Shop Mystery (Volume 6)

Vivien Chien

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Vivien Chen's Lana Lee returns for Killer Kung Pao, another delectable cozy set in a Chinese restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio!

Is life at the Ho-Lee Noodle House becoming too hot to handle?

Lana Lee’s plate is already plenty full. Running her family’s Chinese restaurant in Cleveland’s Asia Village is challenging on the best of days. But just when Lana thinks she might be able to catch her breath before the weekend—which she’s eager to spend with her equally overworked boyfriend, Detective Adam Trudeau—Lana witnesses a car accident in the parking lot. And now she has no choice but to get involved.

June Yi, of Yi’s Tea and Bakery, is a serious businesswoman well-known for her heartlessness. But June meets her match when she rear-ends the Cadillac belonging to Mah Jong lover Mildred “Millie” Mao. As each woman curses—and threatens—the other, it becomes clear to Lana that trouble lies ahead. Still, who could have imagined that Millie would end up dead at the beauty salon? The evidence suggests that she was electrocuted while having a foot bath, and all eyes are on June. Can Lana find a way to solve this case before another fatality occurs in Asia Village?

“Thoroughly entertaining…fun and delicious.”?RT Book Reviews

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“Lana Lee, you’re the only person in this world who would choose to dye their hair gray,” my sister, Anna May said, scrutinizing the photo of a sassy model with the hair color I wanted for myself....

Praise for Killer Kung Pao

"Lana is a quirky but responsible young woman in this engaging cozy, nicely framed by details of running a restaurant in suburban Cleveland while living up to her family’s high expectations." - Booklist -

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Vivien Chien

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 Mystey series, including Death By Dumpling.

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