Monday, March 26, 2018

My Nails and My Book Review - Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien


Title: Death by Dumpling
Series: Noodle Shop Mystery #1
Author: Vivien Chien

Goodreads Summary: 
Welcome to the Ho-Lee Noodle House, where the Chinese food is to die for. . .

The last place Lana Lee thought she would ever end up is back at her family’s restaurant. But after a brutal break-up and a dramatic workplace walk-out, she figures that a return to the Cleveland area to help wait tables is her best option for putting her life back together. Even if that means having to put up with her mother, who is dead-set on finding her a husband.

Lana’s love life soon becomes yesterday’s news once the restaurant’s property manager, Mr. Feng, turns up dead―after a delivery of shrimp dumplings from Ho-Lee. But how could this have happened when everyone on staff knew about Mr. Feng’s severe, life-threatening shellfish allergy? Now, with the whole restaurant under suspicion for murder and the local media in a feeding frenzy―to say nothing of the gorgeous police detective who keeps turning up for take-out―it’s up to Lana to find out who is behind Feng’s killer order. . . before her own number is up.

My Review: **I voluntarily read this ARC**
This was a really fun start to a new series. I really enjoyed the setting. The mystery was well written with some surprising reveals. I am really looking forward to the next book in the series.

My Manicure: Today's manicure is inspired by the Asian heritage that the main characters have. The noodle shop is described as having a traditional red, black, and gold color scheme, so I simplified it to black and gold, which also gives a really nice contrast. As usual, I started with Sinful Colors Black on Black. The lanterns were stamped with Bundle Monster H15 and Heart of Gold.


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