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Murder Lo Mein: 05/22/19
Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien is the third in the Noodle Shop Mystery series. Lana has settled into her role as manager of Ho-Lee while her mother deals with her mother coming for a visit from Taiwan. Meanwhile, the noodle shop is participating in an annual Asian restaurant competition, this time being hosted at the mall and run by Ian, the mall manager and owner.
At the close of the first round of competition, one of the judges is found dead. The only clue is a fortune that is a quote from the Art of War. As the competition tries to restart on another day, another judge is murdered and another Art of War fortune is found.
Lana doesn't want to investigate another murder but she has insights into most of the suspects that others don't. She also has received an Art of War fortune as a warning. She knows if she doesn't act, she might be next.
This series continues to be fun. I hope Lana's grandmother ends up being a regular character. She is the most like Lana of all her family members. She might not speak English well and Lana might not speak either Mandarin or the Taiwanese dialect her family prefers very well, but the two clearly enjoy each other's company.
The fourth book is Wonton Terror. It will be released on August 27th of this year.