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Mia P. Manansala (MAH-nahn-sah-lah) (she/her) is a writer and book coach from Chicago who loves books, baking, and bad-ass women. She uses humor (and murder) to explore aspects of the Filipino diaspora, queerness, and her millennial love for pop culture.She is the winner of the 2018 Hugh Holton Award, the 2018 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award, the 2017 William F. Deeck - Malice Domestic Grant for Unpublished Writers, and the 2016 Mystery Writers of America/Helen McCloy Scholarship. She's also a 2017 Pitch Wars alum and 2018-2020 mentor.​A lover of all things geeky, Mia spends her days procrastibaking, playing JRPGs and dating sims, reading cozy mysteries, and cuddling her dogs Gumiho, Max Power, and Bayley Banks (bonus points if you get all the references).​Her debut novel, ARSENIC AND ADOBO, comes out May 4, 2021 with Berkley/Penguin Random House and is the first in the Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery series.Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @MPMtheWriter​

Genres: Cozy Mystery
New Books
October 2022

Blackmail and Bibingka
(Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery, book 3)
Mia P Manansala recommends
Dead Dead Girls (2021)
(Harlem Renaissance Mystery, book 1)
Nekesa Afia
"Though she be but little, she is fierce.' Shakespeare might as well have been describing Louise Lloyd, the flawed yet fantastic protagonist in Afia's debut set in 1920s Harlem. I loved the world that Afia created and can't wait to follow Lou and her friends on their next adventure. Come for the wonderfully diverse and twisty mystery, stay for the amazing 20s slang and fashion."
Mango, Mambo, and Murder (2021)
(Caribbean Kitchen Mystery, book 1)
Raquel V Reyes
"Grab yourself a cafecito and settle in to read MANGO, MAMBO, AND MURDER, Raquel V. Reyes's refreshing and delicious spin on the cozy mystery genre. She deftly weaves the importance of food, family, and culture in her delicious Caribbean-tinged debut, while also producing an engaging mystery and a protagonist with the coolest job ever. This series is now on my insta-buy list, and I can't wait to see what our beloved food anthropologist turned cooking show host cooks up next!"
A Deadly Bone to Pick (2022)
Peggy Rothschild
"Dog lovers and mystery fans alike will love A Deadly Bone To Pick."
Death by Bubble Tea (2022)
(LA Night Market, book 1)
Jennifer J Chow
"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!"
Vinyl Resting Place (2022)
(Record Shop Mystery, book 1)
Olivia Blacke
"Rockin' music, taco trucks, pun-tastic coffee drinks, family bonds, and a twisty mystery to boot! What's not to love about Vinyl Resting Place? A fantastic start to the Record Shop Mystery series, which is definitely an auto-buy for me from now on. Can't wait for the next one!"
Against the Currant (2023)
(Spice Isle Bakery Mystery, book 1)
Olivia Matthews
"If you enjoy culinary cozies, buy this book immediately!."

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