Arsenic and Adobo ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⁠

▫️Arsenic and Adobo | Fiction | Mystery⁠⁠
▫️Author:  Mia P. Manansala @mpmthewriter ⁠⁠
▫️Publisher: Berkley Publishing @berkleypub⁠⁠
▫️Goodreads rating: 3.63⁠⁠
▫️My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⁠⁠
This book was soo sweet and savory and mouth watering and delicious 🤤⁠⁠
I don't read cosy mysteries that often and honestly did not know what that entailed before reading this book. I enjoyed the cultural and culinary depth of it and loved that I learned more about Filipino food. Warning: Do not read this book hungry!⁠⁠
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…⁠⁠
Review By:  Fabineen Cordaro