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Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala

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Book Summary

The first book in a new culinary cozy series full of sharp humor and delectable dishes—one that might just be killer….

When Lila Macapagal moves back home to recover from a horrible breakup, her life seems to be following all the typical rom-com tropes. She’s tasked with saving her Tita Rosie’s failing restaurant, and she has to deal with a group of matchmaking aunties who shower her with love and judgment. But when a notoriously nasty food critic (who happens to be her ex-boyfriend) drops dead moments after a confrontation with Lila, her life quickly swerves from a Nora Ephron romp to an Agatha Christie case.

With the cops treating her like she’s the one and only suspect, and the shady landlord looking to finally kick the Macapagal family out and resell the storefront, Lila’s left with no choice but to conduct her own investigation. Armed with the nosy auntie network, her barista best bud, and her trusted Dachshund, Longanisa, Lila takes on this tasty, twisted case and soon finds her own neck on the chopping block…


Condition: New

Paperback, Published May 4, 2021 by Penguin Random House

ISBN: 9780593201671


2 reviews for Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala

  1. Elysse W

    A delicious whodunnit 😋 yes please! I’m loving this light read, and very much enjoying the constant guessing and twists and turns! Pairs well with a sweet treat too!

  2. jenguerdy78

    Lila left home to try her luck away from her family, but when her family asked her to help out with their restaurant business, she moved back home and got accused of her ex-bf murder because he died after eating in their restaurant. Hmmm…⁣
    It’s a no-brainer that I will pick up this book and enjoy it. I love everything that showcases Filipino food and culture. I love how intact Lila’s family and I can relate very well with her relationship with her tita’s and Lola. Aside from the Filipino dishes that made me miss the Philippines, I love her friendship with Adeena and the hidden feelings between Lila and Amir. I was a bit annoyed with the detective though I really can’t blame him because the situation is way too much of a coincidence. Anyway, this is an excellent cozy mystery with an easy-to-follow background and plot. It is intriguing and has that whodunit impact. I can’t wait to read more on this series⁣

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