Just Shoot Me Dead (A Lucy Fong Amateur PI Mystery #1)

Just Shoot Me Dead (A Lucy Fong Amateur PI Mystery #1)

by Anne R. Tan
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Just Shoot Me Dead (A Lucy Fong Amateur PI Mystery #1) by Anne R. Tan

While on a blind date with a doctor and his mama, Lucy Fong gets a call that her estranged mom is found shot in the stomach in her private investigation office. She returns to Morro Cliff Village to search for answers and her sister...and finds only a dead body in her sister's apartment. When the local police chief zeros in on her sister as a "person of interest," Lucy must brush up her sleuthing skills. It's a race to find her sister before the police--and the killer--do. She must use all her wits (and those she can borrow) to find this hidden killer before he strikes at her family again. Don't miss this fast-paced cozy mystery--get your copy of "Just Shoot Me Dead" today!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158957215
Publisher: Anne R. Tan
Publication date: 04/08/2018
Series: A Lucy Fong Amateur PI Mystery series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 107,679
File size: 302 KB

About the Author

Anne R. Tan fell in love with storytelling in elementary school, but decided to study engineering so she could get a "real job." Her day job is her vacation from home and she moonlights as a writer to keep the voices inside her head under control. Her humorous cozy mysteries feature Chinese-American amateur sleuths dealing with love, family, and life while solving murders. Sign up for her newsletter at http://annertan.com/newsletter/

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Just Shoot Me Dead (A Lucy Fong Amateur PI Mystery #1) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
The_Brats 4 months ago
While on a blind date, Lucy Fong gets a phone call from her cousin, Estelle, informing her that her mother has been shot and is in the hospital. Lucy rushes back to her home town of Morrow Cliff Village Lucy has only spoken to her mother once in the last sixteen years. After checking on her mother in the hospital, Lucy goes to find her half-sister, Breanne. Instead of finding her sister, she finds a dead body in her sister's apartment, but her sister is nowhere to be found. With help from Po Po, Raina Sun's grandmother and Lucy's foster-grandmother, Lucy sets out to find her sister and solve the mystery of her mother's shooting. Who is the dead man in her sister's apartment? Did Breanne kill him? If so, why? Who shot Lucy's mom? Can Lucy and Po Po find the killer and prove her sister's innocence? Being the first book in the series, it starts a little slow to properly lay the background material. Once the background is laid out, Anne Tan picks up the pace and the story moves along at a good clip, keeping the reader totally involved to the very end.
Ying-Ko 9 months ago
A fun start to a new cozy mystery series. I received an advanced copy of the book and enjoyed it enough to want to review it. In addition, I pre-ordered it. Lucy Fong’s life is complicated; she left her mother, half-sister, and abusive step-father at the age of 16 and lived with her beloved Uncle Wong. He life is rather confused as she tries to find her path, but is completely thrown into a blender when her P. I. mother is shot and her sister is missing. She travels to her old home along with her foster Bonnie “Po Po” Wong. Po Po is a hip granny, more up on current trends than most of the younger set and will be familiar to readers of the author’s Raina Sun mysteries. What follows is a fun and exciting mystery with a missing half-sister / possible suspect, sneaking around, and other events that play fair with the reader, or put another way, it is solvable based upon the clues on-hand. If you like a good mystery you need look no further.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Disclaimer, I was fortunate enough to receive a review copy, and I couldn’t wait to start reading. ALSO, since I had pre-ordered I did pay for my copy. After six delightful Raina Sun mysteries (with an seventh on the way), author Anne Tan gives us a new heroine, half Chinese Lucy Fong. With Lucy, Ms. Tan has created a much more complex character. There is also Po Po (official title of a maternal grandmother or term of respect for an elderly woman in Chinese). Lucy’s Po Po is also Raina’s Po Po. For those who have read the Raina Sun mysteries, there are a few passing references to Raina and Matthew. For those who are newly discovering Anne R. Tan, absolutely no knowledge of the Raina series is needed to fully enjoy this mystery. This story begins with a disastrous restaurant dinner in San Francisco, then quickly moves down the California coast, after Lucy receives a phone call saying someone has tried to murder her estranged mother in a small beachside town, half way to Los Angeles. Lucy’s P.I. mother has been shot, and is in a coma. Breanne Faye, Lucy’s half-sister has disappeared, and a dead body is found in Breanne’s residence. Lucy realizes the only way to help is to try to find out why someone tried to kill her mother, and successfully murdered the man found on the floor in Breanne’s kitchen floor. After all, her grandfather started the family P.I. business that her mother inherited, so maybe helping to solve two crimes is in her genes. And, it doesn’t hurt that Po Po has helped cousin Raina solve several murders, and cousin Stella is a local I thoroughly enjoyed this new series and look forward to the next Lucy Fong mystery.
Tangen 9 months ago
family-dynamics, murder-investigation, situational-humor, verbal-humor, twisty, suspense, cozy-mystery Po Po, the irrepressible grandma from the Raina Sun series is now involved in her foster granddaughter's life and investigation. Although Lucy's family has a long history of private investigators in their small town, Lucy has been living and working in San Francisco for a long time. Now mom is in hospital and unresponsive since getting shot in her office, and little sister has gone missing. Lucy also discovers a good friend in her cousin, and an ally in the attractive police chief. Lots of twists and suspense as well as some really great situational humor. Can't ever go wrong with an Anne R Tan cozy mystery!