Summary: Dim Sum of All Fears
Dim Sum of All Fears is the second book in Vivien Chien’s Noodle Shop mystery series. I enjoyed the first one, Death By Dumpling and this one did not disappoint.
Amature sleuth Lana Lee and the staff at Ho Lee Noodle House are recovering from the tragedy in book one when another tragedy occurs. Lana’s parents travel to Taiwan for a family matter and leave her in charge of the restaurant.
Just as she’s starting to feel like she can handle things, there’s a murder at the plaza. This mystery is also hits hard because it’s someone she’s close to. It doesn’t help that the person’s spouse, who’s also found dead is a suspect in the crime.
As Lana and her friend, Megan work to solve this puzzle, she also has to deal with her hot-and-cold new boyfriend, Detective Adam Trudeau.
Dim Sum of All Fears and the series so far is perfect for a cozy reading experience. I enjoyed spending time with Lana and her family, and loved seeing her take charge at the restaurant. I felt emotionally connected to the story and overall tragedy and really wanted to know who’d done it.
As always, every word in this book made me hungry. From dumplings to noodles and more, this one is packed with food descriptions. Finally, it was refreshing to see a relationship progress at normal speed. I liked that the author addressed both Lana and Adam’s hesitations. It’s a breath of fresh air when relationships aren’t overbearing or dangerously speedy — and both parties are okay with that.
OverallI enjoyed Dim Sum of All Fears and have been loving the Noodle Shop series as a whole. If you love food, cozy mysteries, and are in the mood for a light, but engaging read, I'd recommend this one! Click To Tweet
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