This set includes the first 3 books in the Raina Sun Mystery Series. For readers who like cozy mysteries, quirky characters, a dash of humor, and Chinese-American culture.
Raining Men and Corpses
Graduate student Raina Sun is on a quest to collect an outstanding loan from her college advisor. When she stumbles on his dead body, she becomes the prime suspect. And the only man she ever loved reappears as the lead detective and wants to reignite their passion (or at least he's sending out smoke signals). She must summon her sleuthing skills to find this cunning killer before she becomes the next victim. There's no place for an amateur when it comes to murder...
Gusty Lovers and Cadavers
Graduate student Raina Sun thought she knew what she was getting herself into when she volunteered to take the new foreign exchange student shopping on the last weekend before Christmas. But between a riot for the last hot toy, an abandoned baby, and a dead body, the holiday turns into a season for mayhem. She must summon her sleuthing skills to protect this baby and track down a hidden killer before she becomes the victim. There's no place for an amateur when it comes to murder...
Breezy Friends and Bodies
Raina Sun is cleaning her grandma's house in San Francisco in preparation for Chinese New Year when she finds her deceased grandfather's secret journal. When she loses it in a mugging incident and her grandfather's BFF dies under mysterious circumstances, she is drawn into another murder investigation. She must summon her sleuthing skills to find this skulking killer before she becomes the next victim. There's no place for an amateur when it comes to murder...
I loved the characters Raina and Po Po, the grandma. You never knew what Po Po had up her sleeve, or what her next ninja move was going to be. The story line kept me turning the pages to know what will happen next. I could not tell who the killer was till the end when it was revealed. Must read the next volume to find out about the journal...55
Lot o suspense and turns reading these three books.55
This set of 3 was a good read. There were some things that the editing missed to correct or make more clear, but it was good.35
The author has a tremendous sense of humor. I enjoyed reading about her grandma being a fun part of the series. Interesting to learn about Chinese culture a bit, too.45
A good read during the holidays. Wish I was as limber as the grandmother :)55
Interesting to read, when I would get confused... I just continued reading until it made sense. I am one that doesn’t believe in praying to dead ancestors... or receiving their help... don’t believe in ghosts, etc... but I find learning of different cultures... interesting and sometimes comical.45
Really enjoyed reading the books! I recommend it to anyone that loves a great mystery with a chuckle here and there. Thank you!55
I enjoyed the first of the three books, sort of liked the 2nd and was thoroughly confused with the 3rd. I still don’t understand the ending. I know Chinese families are big and complicated as I have Chinese friends so I’m taking all the blame for my misunderstanding.25
Loved them. Very original. Great characters.55