In Misfortune Cookie, Lana is now the manager of her family’s noodle house in Cleveland, Ohio. She and her sister, Anna May, go to a restaurant convention in Irvine, California. They are also visiting their Aunt Grace, who lives nearby.
During the conference, Lana overhears an altercation between a fortune cookie vendor and a female journalist. The next evening Lana, Anna May and Aunt Grace attend a cocktail party, where the journalist either falls or is shoved from the roof to her death. Because the journalist is a friend of Aunt Grace, the three relatives investigate the incident. Although the police rule the death an accident, Lana is convinced that something suspicious is going on.
While I liked the change of scenery, I really missed the uniqueness of Asia Village and the girls’ family and friends. The mystery was enjoyable. The red herrings and twists were fun and made a compelling read for this armchair detective. Overall, Misfortune Cookie is an entertaining cozy mystery. 4 stars!
Thanks to St. Martin’s Paperbacks and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.