Smoldering Flames and Secrets (A Raina Sun Mystery, #7)

Smoldering Flames and Secrets (A Raina Sun Mystery, #7)

by Anne R. Tan

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BN ID: 2940159000903
Publisher: Anne R. Tan
Publication date: 10/26/2018
Series: A Raina Sun Mystery , #7
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 55,961
File size: 382 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 debut humorous cozy mysteries features Raina Sun, a Chinese American amateur sleuth, dealing with love, family betrayal, and her place in the world while solving murders.

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Smoldering Flames and Secrets (A Raina Sun Mystery, #7) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Been waiting for ages for this Raina Sun title to be released. The usual, wonderful characters are present. Grandma Po Po, Matthew, and Raina’s foster cousin, Lucy Fong (Po Po’s foster granddaughter). Lucy has her own fun series. Ms. Tan provides a great story, and primary characters that I’d love to meet in real life. Smoldering Flames is set in San Francisco, a City I personally know well, so am able to follow the characters as they move through the city. Also, having had the privilege to attend a Chinese wedding many years ago, I was interested to see how much I remembered. Because this title takes place in Raina’s home town, we get to know a number of her relatives that have only been mentioned in previous books. I’ve already preordered the next Raina Sun title, Hazy Grooms and Homicide which comes out in late April.
The_Brats 9 months ago
Raina's cousin, Jung-yee is getting married to Sebastian Luc, who goes by the nickname of Blue. The wedding is scheduled for the following week. Raina, her maternal grandmother - Po Po, and Raina's fiance, Matthew, are helping with the pre-ceremony arrangements. Po Po found the Boston Terrier, Gigi, in a park and decided to watch over the animal until its owner's return. During a pre-wedding photo shoot, Gigi suddenly runs off. When she returns, her feet are covered with blood - but not her own! Raina, deciding to investigate the source of the blood, follows the dog's trail. What she finds is a dead body in the vineyard. From there, things start to get really strange. The body is that of a former child star turned "Angel". Angel is a title given to an individual who makes personal loans to help small business owners. Who would want to hurt an Angel? Why leave the body there where it is easily found? Was it deliberately left there to disrupt the wedding? Can Raina and Po Po unravel the mystery in time to salvage the wedding? Anne R. Tan puts so much into her books and the tidbits of Chinese culture really add to the story. She gives life to her fantastic characters, while keeping everything going at a steady pace. If you are not paying attention, you will likely miss an important clue. I hope she can continue with more books in the Raina Sun series for a very long time.
Steph7anie 9 months ago
This is Smoldering Flames and Secrets, book 7 of Anne R Tan’s outstanding series, the Raina Sun Mysteries. Raina is an amateur detective and her Grandma Po Po is her trusty sidekick. This series is super fun, except for the murder portion, of course. It’s also interesting to learn about Chinese culture. I really think the series would make a wonderful television series for Hallmark Movies and Mysteries! You will not want to put it down until the eventful ending!
Tangen 9 months ago
cozy-mystery, Chinese-culture, family-dynamics, amateur-sleuth, women-sleuths, murder-investigation, law-enforcement ***** Raina is stuck with an ugly bridesmaid dress for her cousin's wedding to Raina's old boyfriend. But it gets worse when a body is found in the vinyard during the Chinese wedding preliminary, the wedding planner goes looney, Raina has to pick up duties as wedding planner, and solve the murder so that the marriage isn't cursed. And then there's PoPo, her beloved eccentric grandmother! If you haven't read about Raina and her grandmother before, it's not too late to start! Be prepared to sleuth along with them while they have you laughing hysterically!
Ying-Ko 9 months ago
A wonderful entry in the series, Raina Sun is helping with a wedding when a body is discovered in the fields nearby. The Wedding Planner quits, and Raina finds herself as the new planner; she also finds out that Blue, her ex-boyfriend and the groom to be, was involved in a financial deal with the murdered woman. Raina, Po Po, have to solve the mystery to ensure the happiness of the wedding. Full of great characters, a good plot, and wonderful dialogue, I highly recommend the book for the fun and the glimpse into Chinese-American life.