Mah-jongg meets murder at a hip Chinese banquet
Yep. In hip Hollywood, that kitsch old game is fast becoming the next "new" obsession--and that calls for a party! Madeline Bean and her charming partner Wesley Westcott are determined to throw a gonzo Chinese New Year banquet. But among the hot mah-jongg tiles, the steamy dim sum, and the frosty Singapore slings, no one expects to find one of the players ice-cold dead!
Meanwhile, in one of the historic celebrity mansions that Wesley is restoring as a sideline, a well-aimed crowbar uncovers a stash of precious objects--including an antique mah-jongg set. As Madeline pieces together how these two events are connected, she must separate the yin from the yang to uncover a killer. It doesn't take a fortune cookie to spell it out. There is always a price to pay...whether gambling at mah-jongg--or murder.
Praise for Jerrilyn Farmer's Mysteries
"Jerrilyn Farmer has raised the bar for the amateur sleuth mystery in a most provocative and exciting way."
-Sujata Massey, Agatha Award-winning author of The Floating Girl
"Farmer ladles on the humor with a fine hand."
-Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
"Madeline Bean gives great dish in every sense of the word!"
-Edgar Award-winning author Laura Lippman
"The author truly hits her stride...an appetizing read for any fan of the modern-day cozy."
-Charlotte Austin Review
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