New book in Fil-Am’s ‘Kitchen Mysteries’ series to launch Sept. 24
MURDER and Mamon, the fourth book of Mia P. Manansala in her Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mysteries series, will be launched Sunday, Sept. 24 at Konakuniya Books, 100 E Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois.
The multi-award winning author will be present to sign books, which are generously discounted just for the event.
Mamon follows Arsenic and Adobo (2021) and last year’s Blackmail and Bibingka and Homicide and Halo-Halo. In Mamon, murder mars the grand opening of Lila Macapagal’s aunties’ new laundromat, and she will have to air out all the dirty laundry in Shady Palms to catch the killer.
Macapagal’s godmothers April, Mae and June—AKA the Calendar Crew—are celebrating the opening of their new laundromat with much fanfare (and controversy).
However, what should’ve been a joyous occasion quickly turns into a tragedy when they discover the body of Ninang April’s niece next to a chilling message painted on the floor.
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With Ninang April falling apart from grief and little progress from the Shady Palms Police Department, it’s up to Lila and her network to find justice for the young woman.
Manansala is also a certified book-coach from Chicago. She loves baking and mixes humor and murder to explore the aspects of Filipino diaspora and queerness and pop culture.