Sunny days ahead...but this amateur sleuth may get burned.
Graduate student Raina Sun thought being a fake fiancée to an acquaintance would get her closer to her deceased grandfather's journal. But instead she wind up cloistered in an elaborate country estate, surrounded by members of the Nine Dragons Triad, a multi-generational criminal organization.
When the dead body of a rival lands in her lap, Raina must prove her fake fiancé's innocence. Amid the hostile triad members, could she find the conniving killer before she becomes the next victim? And will the secret hidden in the journal come to light?
Come on out, the sun is shining--get your copy of Sunny Mates and Murders today!
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A note from Anne:
My books are my legacy to my children. Unfortunately, they won't grown 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Chinese customs, amateur sleuth, murder investigation, family dynamics, Toronto, humor, seniors Exciting and confusing, kept me guessing til the end! This time murder catches up to Raina and her PoPo in Toronto where Raina is still trying to lay hands on her grandfather's diary for PoPo. This involves the leader of one of the triads, and he wants her to pretend to be his fiancee at a party for his brother. Enter PoPo the eccentric just about the time that a murder occurs, right in the home of the gang's familial head! Hijinks, humor, police and more ensue. Don't take my word for it, but stick your nose into it and let yourself get caught in the mystery. Even if you haven't read any of the previous ones, you'll get an insight into some Chinese cultural beliefs and probably want to investigate further. I requested and received a free review copy.
Sunny Mates and Murders: A Chinese Cozy Mystery (A Raina Sun Mystery Book 5) by Anne R. Tan "I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book." Raina agrees to pose as Sonny Kwan's fake fiancee for the weekend to get her grandfather's journal back. The party is for his grandfather and he hoes not want grandfather to force him to marry for and alliance. Sonny's ex fiancee (Myling Low) is there with her husband. Before dinner Sonny's brother Jerry falls dead on Raina's lap. Shortly thereafter Raina's PoPo (grandmother) showed up. PoPo is in rare forum wanting to help Raina solve the murder There are a handful of people that Raina suspect of murdering Jerry. Lily the wife (who can not have children.) Myling (is pregnant) who used to date Jerry and was engaged to Sonny. Freddie the older husband of Myling. Cat the enforcer of the Kwan family. And last is Sonny his brother. I enjoyed this story very much. There were times I was laughing so hard I cried. I can not wait to see what Anne writes next.
I received an early copy of the book and voluntarily wanted to review it. The story is very well told, the characters well-defined, and it is filled with some great information on Chinese-American culture. The book continues the search for information about an old family scandal, but with the complication of a murder investigation. A great entry in a fun mystery series.,