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Death by Bubble Tea

(2022)
(The first book in the LA Night Market series)
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Two cousins who start a food stall at their local night market get a serving of murder in this first novel of a delicious new cozy mystery series by Jennifer J. Chow, bestselling author of Mimi Lee Gets a Clue.

When Yale Yee discovers her cousin Celine is visiting from Hong Kong, she is obliged to play tour guide to a relative she hasn’t seen in twenty years. Not only that, but her father thinks it’s a wonderful idea for them to bond by running a food stall together at the Eastwood Village Night Market. Yale hasn’t cooked in years, and she hardly considers Celine’s career as a social media influencer as adequate experience, but because she’s just lost her job at her local bookstore, she feels she has no choice.
 
Yale and Celine serve small dishes and refreshing drinks, and while business is slow, it eventually picks up thanks to Celine’s surprisingly useful marketing ideas. They’re quite shocked that their bubble tea, in particular, is a hit—literally—when one of their customers turns up dead. Yale and Celine are prime suspects due to the gold flakes that Celine added to the sweet drink as a garnish. Though the two cousins are polar opposites in every way, they must work together to find out what really happened to the victim or the only thing they’ll be serving is time.


Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"Appealing characters and the alluring setting of a night market make Death by Bubble Tea a delicious page-turner of a mystery." - Ellen Byron

"Delightful! Death by Bubble Tea is a cozy culinary treat that will tingle your taste buds and satisfy your craving for mystery. Filled with culture, family and food, Chow has crafted a whodunit that will keep you guessing. A great start to a much anticipated new series!" - Abby Collette

"A tasty new cozy series! Yale Yee doesn't have high hopes about an upcoming visit from a spoiled cousin whom she barely knows. Even worse, when they work together in the highly original venue of a bustling night market, the cousins soon become murder suspects, testing the bonds of family. Author Jennifer Chow's food descriptions are not only mouth-watering but beautifully elegant." - Krista Davis

"Death by Bubble Tea bubbles over with great characters, an intricate plot, a setting you'll want to move to, and oh, the food. I can't wait for the next book in this series." - Sherry Harris

"As addictive as shrimp dumplings and sticky rice in lotus leaves, Jennifer J. Chow's Death By Bubble Tea will provide a delightful treat for lovers of culinary cozies. With its intrepid sleuth and vividly-drawn setting, this clever whodunit will have you greedily turning the pages for more." - Leslie Karst

"Death by Bubble Tea is a delectable series debut with a pair of amateur sleuths that will steal your heart and leave you hungry for more!" - Kate Lansing

"Jennifer J. Chow pens an evocative L.A. cozy seasoned with suspense, family drama, and a smart and engaging amateur sleuth. Death by Bubble Tea is a clever and cunning culinary mystery that is sure to leave readers satisfied but longing for another visit to the Night Market." - Jenn McKinlay

"Delicious treats, family drama, and a bit of murder are the order of the day for Yale Yee, the engaging and multilayered lead in Death by Bubble Tea. A fantastic series starter, I can't wait to see what else is in store for the Yee family and the Eastwood Village Night Market regulars. Don't forget to try the recipes at the end!" - Mia P Manansala

"Chow cooks up a savory blend of cutthroat foodie culture, juicy red herrings, and warm family dynamics in this tasty series debut." - Shari Randall

"Like salt and caramel, tea and tapioca, Chow's sleuthing cousins are the perfect odd couple...Death By Bubble Tea has a twist like a bao bun and is just as satisfying." - Raquel V Reyes


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