Murky Passions and Scandals (A Raina Sun Mystery, #6)

Murky Passions and Scandals (A Raina Sun Mystery, #6)

by Anne R. Tan

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Murky Passions and Scandals (A Raina Sun Mystery, #6) by Anne R. Tan

Murky weather in store... with a chance of fatal storms.

After private investigator in training, Raina Sun witnesses a kidnapping, the victim shows up unharmed and claims nothing happened. She insists she was at a day spa the entire time.

The case grows even murkier when Raina's client, the husband of the supposed victim, is found dead at the old pumpkin patch, the site for a contentious new mall development. Raina's new boss seems more worried about collecting their fee than seeking justice for the deceased.

To make matters worse, her sister plans a getaway weekend in Lake Tahoe to revive her marriage, landing Raina with a tornado of a three-year-old. As if that's not enough, her grandma is jealous of the time Raina spends with her new fiancé.

A kidnapping, a dead client, and a energetic preschooler--Raina's weekend goes from bad to worse. Can Raina see her way clear to the end, or will a storm come crashing down when the murderer realizes she's hot on the trail?

Grab your flashlight and come along --get your copy of "Murky Passions and Scandals" today!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157417871
Publisher: Anne R. Tan
Publication date: 10/06/2017
Series: A Raina Sun Mystery , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 36,288
File size: 336 KB

About the Author

Anne R. Tan is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She writes the Raina Sun Mystery series and the Lucy Fong Amateur PI Mystery series. Her humorous cozy mysteries feature Chinese-American amateur sleuths dealing with love, family, and life while solving murders.

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1. I can't resist ice cream.
2. I started my first book a month after I had my first baby.
3. And now that she's seven, I brainstorm story ideas with my girl.
4. Instead of reading to my children, I make up stories round-robin style with my children at bedtime.
5. I secretly want Raina Sun's life.


My books are my legacy to my children. Unfortunately, they won't grow up in the San Francisco Bay Area as I did. Without a cultural hub to keep the language and philosophies alive, our family will lose this part of our heritage in one generation. My children will be visitors to this rich culture just like my readers. I hope you'll enjoy your time with Raina Sun and her large dynamic family.

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Murky Passions and Scandals 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
The_Brats More than 1 year ago
Raina is at it again, her fiancé, Detective Matthew Louie has to be out of town for a week. He asked that while he is away, she keep an eye on the town and especially on Detective Youri Sokol. Detective Sokol is being left in charge of the Gold Springs Police Department while Matthew is in San Francisco and the Police Chief is out on sick leave. Shortly after Matthew leaves town, Raina learns that Arthur Westchester and Robert Spillman were planning to build a shopping mall just outside the city limits. When Mr. Westchester is found dead on the property, Detective Sokol immediately identifies it as an accident. The coroner's findings contradict that conclusion and the coroner declares it to be murder, which stuns Det. Sokol. If he can solve this case, Detective Sokol is certain that he will be given a promotion, especially with the Police Chief looking to retire at the end of the year. Det. Sokol asks Raina to help with the investigation. During the course of their investigation, Raina and Det. Sokol learn that Mr. Westchester had changed his mind regarding the mall. Meanwhile, PoPo and her gang of senior citizens try to aid the investigation by holding a Chinese séance in the field where the proposed mall was to be built. They are attempting to see if Mr. Westchester can or will tell them who murdered him. During the seance they uncover body, or at least part of one, a bone. Why would anyone want to murder Mr. Westchester? Will the shopping mall get built? Why is Raina helping Detective Sokol? What was the bone PoPo found? Will PoPo and her gang be able to help or will they be in the way? Can they solve the mystery before Matthew gets home? Anne R. Tan puts so much depth into each character one that you feel you could meet them on the street. Some you might love to meet while others you would prefer to avoid. Murky Passions and Scandals is written with the types of personalities and locations that you might find in your own travels. I hope to read more stories of PoPo, Raina, and Matthew and their adventures in Gold Springs
sin39 More than 1 year ago
A Chinese Cozy Mystery (A Raina Sun Mystery Book 6) by Anne R. Tan Raina and PoPo are on a stakeout An easy assignment for PI training and what happens they witness their target (Mia Westchester) being kidnapped. PoPo beams the getaway van with a pumpkin. After Officer Hooper arrives, both Raina and PoPo go and talk with her to give their report. A few hours later it appears the wife of their client was in a beauty shop and NOT kidnapped. Later, Arthur Westchester their client is found murdered. Raina and PoPo are on the trail of the killer and the fun begins. Anne has an action fun book again. Can not wait t see hat next is in store for Raina, PoPo and Matthew.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another truly enjoyable mystery with Raina and her grandmother. Raina is an intern private investigator and her job is to keep an eye on the wife of a rich man while he's away at work. Raina and her grandmother believe she's having an affair and her husband is trying to catch her in the act, but instead, they witness her being kidnapped. Raina files a police report after losing the abductors in a chase, but the next day, her client claims his wife was at the spa all day and was never kidnapped.
catwoman1a More than 1 year ago
I just love these stories. Anne R. Tan has written another mystery with just wonderful characters that you just want to hug. Raina and PoPo are two of my favorites. The mysteries are so much fun and the stories are enjoyable. I love how Anne R. Tan weaves wonderful background throughout. Can't wait for the next story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading Anne's books for a while now. I love how amateur sleuth Raina Sun gets herself into funny situations trying to solve murders. This book in the series did not disappoint. Raina is now trying to get her PI license and her fiancé Matthew, the police detective is supportive of this decision. While investigating a possible cheating wife, Raina's client is found dead. Raina's boss does not want to get in the middle of the investigation, but Raina feels there is more to meets the eye. With Matthew away at conferences, Raina enlists her grandmother, Po Po and her geriatric posse, to get the bottom of the mystery. Every step of the way, Raina finds unexpected challenges both with the investigation and with her grandmother's involvement. These situations are what I love - the relationship between Raina and Po Po is a big part of this. Not just an ordinary Grandma, Po Po makes sure to be packing a pumpkin launcher, even during her Halloween dance routine. Add an unexpected visit from her 3 year old niece, Raina is in for more fun and distractions than true detective work. The humor mostly clouds the investigation and adds to the serious situations, but in the end, Raina always solves the mystery. This book had many suspects and in depth developments for each as well as little side stories that effect Raina's investigation. As always, Anne not disappoint with Raina and Po Po and their hijinks. Can't wait for the next in the series. (less)
Tangen More than 1 year ago
series, chinese-customs, mystery, situational-humor, seniors, verbal-humor Every bit as hilarious as the previous books whether you've read them or not! Raina Sun and her grandmother called PoPo are on the case, and later the other octogenarians help with surveillance. And then, of course, there is PoPo's mini pumpkin launcher. A good, well written mystery with some fascinating characters and situations that will really have you spraying your caffeine!
Ying-Ko More than 1 year ago
A fun mystery with lots of interesting twists. I received an advance and enjoyed it enough to want to leave a review. The 6th entry in the Raina Sun series is another winner. Raina and her Grandmother are baby sitting her niece, Lila, while Raina works as an intern for a private detective. Her first case is to follow a woman and determine where she goes during the day. While tailing the wife, she (and her Grandmother) witness the woman being abducted by two men and call it in. The problems begin when the Wife turns up alive and well, but denies there was an abduction. In hot water with her boss and then a body is discovered that is connected to the abduction. Unable to leave the case, Raina, begins investigating in earnest. With events get complicated in a delightful way. The case is laid out in a way that it is possible go guess who-dun-it. One of my favorite small elements is how the niece, Lila, always calls Raina by, “New Rain,” the literal translation of her name in the traditional format. Lila always calls her Aunt New Rain. As with all of the book, the series gives some insight into the Chinese-American cultural.