Monday, April 12, 2021
Arsenic and Adobo
A cute start to a new series. I especially loved that it wasn't some ditzy blond or old white woman leading the charge. Cozy mysteries are long overdue for some diversity and Arsenic Adobo delivers. Lila Macapagal has dropped out of college and moved back home to help out her aunt's restaurant. Her love life is in shambles and she is constantly plagued by her matchmaking aunties - but at least she's closer to her best friend. When her ex-boyfriend (a nasty food critic) drops dead at her aunt's restaurant the cops discover that he was murdered. Arsenic was found in his food. If Lila want's to clear her aunt's restaurant from slander and keep herself out of jail she is going to have to solve this mystery fast because she has no confidence in the police. Filled with lots of amazing Filipino food dishes, family drama, cute men, and friendship drama. A little underwhelming but still good enough to have me looking forward to the next book in the series.