When Lana Lee and her best friend Megan Riley set up a speed dating evening at Lana’s family’s restaurant, Ho-Lee Noodle House, they have no idea another friend, Rina, will be suspected of murdering the man she meets at the event.

Rina needs Lana’s help to figure out what happened…and the circumstances are anything but ideal. Rina looks like the most likely killer to the police. But Lana and friends are on the case and are not about to give up until they figure out who the real culprit is. With the background that shows up when they start to investigate Rina’s date, there is no dearth of suspects either.

Ms. Chien has created a wonderful cast of characters and an intriguing mystery to solve. Lana is a very appealing protagonist, and the reader will love being a part of this circle of smart, strong women.

I look forward to more Noodle Shop Mysteries from this talented author.

4 stars