Arsenic and Adobo

  • Type: Audiobooks
  • By: Mia P. Manansala
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Mystery & Suspense
  • Recommended by: Eric S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780593347409
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A fun cozy mystery for foodies

I love cozy mysteries, but there is a dearth of diversity in this genre when it comes to protagonists.  So, I’m always thrilled when I come across a cozy in which a person of color is the amateur sleuth. Lila, the protagonist in this book is Asian American and the plot surrounds her aunt, Tita Rosie’s restaurant in a small town in Illinois.  Yes, it has many of the typical cozy mystery tropes, but I enjoyed learning about Filipino cuisine and the cultural complexities of her familial interactions.  Cozy enthusiasts will enjoy this book.