Jul 3, 2022

Sunday Salon: Death By Bubble Tea by Jennifer J. Chow

 Books reviewed



Death by Bubble Tea (LA Night Market #1)

Two cousins, Yale Lee and Celine, who is visiting from Hong Kong, become amateur sleuths when a young woman is found murdered at the Eastwood Village Night Market, where they were manning a food stall. Celine becomes a suspect because the bubble tea she served the victim may have led to the death. The two cousins are determined to find the real killer to clear their name and the reputation of Yale's father's restaurant.

I enjoyed the developing friendship between the two formerly long-distance cousins who together feature in this new amateur sleuth series. We eagerly follow Yale and Celine as they debate and investigate the crime at the same time as the police do. The culprit in the mystery is unexpected and so puts a twist at the end. 

Although it is sometimes hard to follow Yale's convoluted thinking about possible suspects and their guilt or innocence, the cozy was a satisfying read, and I look forward to reading more about the two in their next mystery. 
Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley.
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29 comments:

  1. Your post reminds me -- In college, I had a professor who did archaeology in Crete at Knossos. His course covered Greek art history in incredible detail, and I still remember much of it. He spent a week or two on Roman art, though the curriculum called for equal time.

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    1. How exciting! I would love to see Knossos in person!

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  2. I love the title of that first one. I love bubble tea and now I'll always think of that title when I drink it.

    My Sunday Post

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    1. Just make sure nothing no one adds anything strange to it, lol.

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  3. Death in the Aegean looks good. I went over and read the first few pages at Amazon after seeing it somewhere last week (here, maybe) and decided to get it. I love greece and especially Santorini so it was kind of a no- brainer. :)

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    1. My dream is to one day see Greece. The islands of course, as many as I can get to.

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  4. Fun books! Death in the Aegean is the one that appeals most to me because of that awesome setting. I've always wanted to travel to Greece. :)

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  5. I think I'd pick up Death in the Aegean based on the cover along, but the description sounds good, too!

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  6. One of the things I love about reading is getting the chance to visit other places. I think I'd most like to read Death in the Aegean because of its setting.

    Death by Bubble Tea sounds good, too.

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    1. Both enjoyable mysteries, set in different places.

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  7. Death in the Aegean looks amazing!

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  8. In the Dark We Forget looks like a really good read! Happy to have found your blog via The Sunday post.

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    1. An amazing and controversial way of writing this book.

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  9. These all look good!
    Mary @Bookfan

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  10. Oh, these books all sound fabulous. I love cozy mysteries and psychological thrillers. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I enjoy reading a variety of crime fiction

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  11. Glad you enjoyed all three and liked the variety within the crime genre. Have a good week and Happy Reading!

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  12. The first one sounds good to me. Cousins working together on a case to clear one's name. Interesting setting too.

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    1. I'm setting to read the others in the series too.

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  13. Those all sound good. I enjoyed a couple of Jennifer Chow's earlier books and I like the sound of Death by Bubble Tea.

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  14. All these books sound so good! The first book caught my attention because I love bubble tea so much. :D

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  15. So many great looking books here, I hardly know where to begin. I do love a good cozy.

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