Our search has the following Google-type functionality:
If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
Search results will contain 'Potter'.
If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry AND Potter
Search results will contain both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: AND will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'OR' between 2 single words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: OR will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
NOTE: NOT will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
NOTE: "" cannot be combined with AND, OR & NOT searches.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
VIVIEN CHIEN was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio where she grew up in a mixed-race home, making for some very interesting cultural experiences. She found her love of books and the written word at an early age while writing short stories about her classmates in elementary school. Currently, she writes side-by-side with her toy fox terrier who refuses to sit anywhere else. When she's not writing, Vivien enjoys frequenting local Asian restaurants, frolicking in the bookstore, and searching for her next donut. She is the author of the Noodle Shop Mystery series, including Death By Dumpling.
A fun who-dunit that's tasty and dangerous! --Woman's World, Book Club Pick In this fresh and funny series, Vivien Chien brilliantly depicts Asia Village, the neighborhood in which Lana's family restaurant is located, and where everyone knows one another. --Booklist Delightful. A fun read with great characters with twists and turns making the reader guess who might be responsible. Beware reading these books will also make you hungry for Chinese Food! --Red Carpet Crash Praise for Death by Dumpling A charming debut with plenty of red herrings. The heroine's future looks bright. --Kirkus Reviews Thoroughly entertaining... A fun and delicious read! --RT Book Reviews Life does not always take the path you want it to, which is an understatement when you find yourself delivering the dumplings that kill a man. The ending certainly left me wanting to continue reading a series starring Lee. --Book Riot Cozy fans rejoice! It is an honor to state that author Vivien Chien has done a fantastic job with both characters and plot. You will long for the next course that Vivien Chien serves up. --Suspense Magazine Vivien Chien serves up a delicious mystery with a side order of soy sauce and sass. A tasty start to a new mystery series! --Kylie Logan, bestselling author of Gone with the Twins Vivien Chien brings a fresh new voice to cozies. Death by Dumpling is a fun and sassy debut with unique flavor, local flair, and heart. --Amanda Flower, Agatha Award-Winning author of Lethal Licorice A cozy mystery with laughs, and a relatable amateur sleuth. --Book Riot What a charming book! This will definitely appeal to any cozy mystery. The Asian venue was a fresh and unique setting for the mystery. This isn't your average everyday cozy! --Mystereity Reviews The setting (a shopping plaza dedicated to Asian businesses) and the characters (the various merchants who work in the plaza and their friends and family members) were really well-done. --Read-At-Home Mom