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Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers
“This book is a cozy mystery about the soul-healing power of found family. What hooked me was Vera’s indomitable personality - and her cooking. The descriptions of meals had my mouth watering. Jesse Sutanto weaves humor and lightness into a story about loneliness and finding yourself again after years of manipulation. With such likeable characters, I forgot I was reading a murder mystery! ”Courtney,
“I loved this book, it was so much fun. It hits a lot notes - it's funny and also has some family drama and a good mystery. I loved Vera Wang! ”Melli,
The Book Rack of Fort Walton Beach
“In true Jesse Q. Sutanto fashion, her newest book brings lovable characters, hijinks, and a rollicking good time. I don't know how she makes murder so wholesome and funny but she does in a forget-your-worries-and-only-read-this-book way every time.”Kimi,
Buttonwood Books and Toys
“What a delightful mystery. I loved Vera's determinedness and point of view, and I love how she's sure she knows more than everyone else. She's sharp, flawed, and lovable. ”Stacy,
The Curious Cat Bookshop
A lonely shopkeeper takes it upon herself to solve a murder in the most peculiar way in this captivating mystery by Jesse Q. Sutanto, bestselling author of Dial A for Aunties.
Vera Wong is a lonely little old lady—ah, lady of a certain age—who lives above her forgotten tea shop in the middle of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Despite living alone, Vera is not needy, oh no. She likes nothing more than sipping on a good cup of Wulong and doing some healthy detective work on the Internet about what her Gen-Z son is up to.
Then one morning, Vera trudges downstairs to find a curious thing—a dead man in the middle of her tea shop. In his outstretched hand, a flash drive. Vera doesn’t know what comes over her, but after calling the cops like any good citizen would, she sort of . . . swipes the flash drive from the body and tucks it safely into the pocket of her apron. Why? Because Vera is sure she would do a better job than the police possibly could, because nobody sniffs out a wrongdoing quite like a suspicious Chinese mother with time on her hands. Vera knows the killer will be back for the flash drive; all she has to do is watch the increasing number of customers at her shop and figure out which one among them is the killer.
What Vera does not expect is to form friendships with her customers and start to care for each and every one of them. As a protective mother hen, will she end up having to give one of her newfound chicks to the police?