Vivien Chien Books

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Vivien Chien is an American novelist that writes mystery novels. As a mixed-race author with an Italian father and an Asian mother, Vivien’s stories are designed to give mixed-race people a voice in the mystery genre.

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Order of Noodle Shop Mysteries Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Death by Dumpling 2018 Description / Buy
2 Dim Sum of All Fears 2018 Description / Buy
3 Murder Lo Mein 2019 Description / Buy
4 Wonton Terror 2019 Description / Buy
5 Egg Drop Dead 2020 Description / Buy
6 Killer Kung Pao 2020 Description / Buy
7 Fatal Fried Rice 2021 Description / Buy
8 Hot and Sour Suspects 2021 Description / Buy
9 Misfortune Cookie 2023 Description / Buy
10 Gone to Hot Pot 2024 Description / Buy
11 Peking Duck and Cover 2024 Description / Buy
12 The Chow Maniac 2025 Description / Buy

Order of Cozy Case Files Mystery Sampler Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Cozy Case Files Volume 1 ( By: Cynthia Riggs, Mindy Quigley) 2017 Description / Buy
2 Cozy Case Files Volume 2 ( By: Carolyn Haines, Donna Andrews, Hannah Dennison, Cate Conte, Diane Kelly, E.J. Copperman, Ellie Alexander, Cynthia Riggs, Susan C. Shea, Mindy Quigley) 2017 Description / Buy
3 Cozy Case Files Volume 3 ( By: M.C. Beaton, Donna Andrews, Ellie Alexander, Mindy Quigley) 2017 Description / Buy
4 Cozy Case Files Volume 4 ( With: Parnell Hall, Shari Randall, Ellen Hart, Ellie Alexander, Frances Brody, Tessa Arlen, Julia Chapman, Paige Shelton, Jane K. Cleland, Mindy Quigley) 2018 Description / Buy
5 Cozy Case Files Volume 5 ( By: Carolyn Haines, Donna Andrews, Carola Dunn, Sheila Connolly, Ellie Alexander, Susan C. Shea, Judith Flanders, Mindy Quigley, Auralee Wallace) 2018 Description / Buy
6 Cozy Case Files Volume 6 ( By: Carolyn Haines, Donna Andrews, Cate Conte, Kylie Logan, Leonard Goldberg, Allison Montclair, Ellen Hart, Sheila Connolly, Mindy Quigley) 2019 Description / Buy
7 Cozy Case Files Volume 7 ( With: Donna Andrews, Diane Kelly, Ellen Crosby, Ellie Alexander, Ashley Weaver, Mindy Quigley) 2019 Description / Buy
8 Cozy Case Files Volume 8 ( With: M.C. Beaton, Diane Kelly, Paige Shelton, Susan Cox, Elizabeth Penney, Mindy Quigley) 2020 Description / Buy
9 Cozy Case Files Volume 9 ( By: Carolyn Haines, Donna Andrews, Hannah Dennison, Kylie Logan, Leonard Goldberg, Susanna Calkins, Allison Montclair, Ellie Alexander, Eve Calder, Mindy Quigley) 2020 Description / Buy
10 Cozy Case Files Volume 10 ( With: Carolyn Haines, Donna Andrews, Cate Conte, Diane Kelly, Ellen Hart, Ellie Alexander, Jane K. Cleland, Ashley Weaver, Susan Cox, Elizabeth Penney, Mindy Quigley) 2020 Description / Buy
11 Cozy Case Files Volume 11 ( With: Diane Kelly, Ellie Alexander, Paige Shelton, Mariah Fredericks, Elizabeth Penney, Mindy Quigley) 2021 Description / Buy
12 Cozy Case Files Volume 12 ( By: Carolyn Haines, Donna Andrews, Hannah Dennison, Cate Conte, Kylie Logan, Leonard Goldberg, Allison Montclair, Sheila Connolly, Ellie Alexander, Ashley Weaver, S.C. Perkins, Eve Calder, Jess Dylan, Mindy Quigley, Meri Allen) 2021 Description / Buy
13 Cozy Case Files Volume 13 ( By: Mindy Quigley) 2021 Description / Buy
14 Cozy Case Files Volume 14 ( By: Diane Kelly, Gigi Pandian, Ellie Alexander, Paige Shelton, Mindy Quigley, Korina Moss) 2022 Description / Buy
15 Cozy Case Files Volume 15 ( By: Mindy Quigley) 2022 Description / Buy
16 Cozy Case Files Volume 16 ( By: Carolyn Haines, Donna Andrews, Diane Kelly, Elizabeth Penney, Mindy Quigley, Korina Moss, M. C. Beaton) 2022 Description / Buy
17 Cozy Case Files Volume 17 ( By: Rhys Bowen, Diane Kelly, Gigi Pandian, Ellie Alexander, Paige Shelton, Jean-Luc Bannalec, Olivia Matthews, Olivia Blacke, Mindy Quigley, Clare Broyles, Korina Moss, Anastasia Hastings) 2023 Description / Buy
18 Cozy Case Files, Volume 18 ( With: Carolyn Haines, Donna Andrews, Leonard Goldberg, Allison Montclair, Olivia Matthews, Olivia Blacke, Mindy Quigley, Meri Allen, Katharine Schellman, Korina Moss) 2023 Description / Buy
19 Cozy Case Files, Volume 19 ( By: M.C. Beaton, Donna Andrews, Cate Conte, Diane Kelly, Ellie Alexander, Cynthia Riggs, R.W. Green, Elizabeth Penney, Korina Moss, Celeste Connally) 2023 Description / Buy
20 Cozy Case Files, Volume 20 ( By: Rhys Bowen, Gigi Pandian, Ellie Alexander, Paige Shelton, Olivia Matthews, Jennifer J. Chow, Olivia Blacke, Mindy Quigley, Clare Broyles, Anastasia Hastings) 2024 Description / Buy

Vivien Chien Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Cozy Case Files Volume 4 2018 Description / Buy
2 Cozy Case Files Volume 7 2019 Description / Buy
3 Cozy Case Files Volume 8 2020 Description / Buy
4 Cozy Case Files Volume 10 2020 Description / Buy
5 Cozy Case Files Volume 11 2021 Description / Buy
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When she was first starting, Vivien was tempted to make her novels completely Asian. But after some thought, she realized that the approach wasn’t an accurate representation of her life. Vivien was half Asian. However, she was also half Italian, and her experiences had always reflected both halves of her ancestry.

She eventually saw the rationale of writing fiction that mirrored her life, particularly after she realized that mixed characters were so rare. The author took up the writing habit at a young age. She was already writing stories about her classmates in 2nd grade.

Though, at the time, she hadn’t yet set her sights on a career in publishing. Because of her age, Vivien wasn’t necessarily dedicated to writing. Her interests kept changing. But her love for reading remained consistent.

As a teenager, she discovered Anne Rice‘s ‘Interview with the Vampire’. It changed everything. Not only was the author captivated by the novel but it compelled her to pursue writing as a career. Though, at the time, she did not truly believe that she would ever attain her dream of becoming a published author.

As an adult, Vivien learned the importance of believing in herself and trusting the quality of her stories. As a teenager, she was content to simply experiment with writing. Her first novel, written during her teenage years, was inspired by ‘Interview with the Vampire’. She never finished it, though she attempted to do so on numerous occasions.

Vivien was still learning the ropes of writing fiction at the time. She continued to hone her skills in the years that followed by writing a chick-lit novel that, she admits, was quite flat. It wasn’t until she turned her attention to the mystery genre that her fortunes began to change.

Vivien was drawn to the genre because she loves puzzles. She enjoys figuring things out and finding solutions to difficult problems. The author also loves the fact that, in the mystery genre, justice is almost always served. The protagonist always catches the bad guys and wrongs are righted.

Vivien is a pantser. Her publishers expect her to submit basic outlines of her books before she writes them. But for the most part, she doesn’t work with a plan. She prefers to figure things out as she goes.

The author encourages aspiring writers to pursue their craft with conviction and determination. She discourages them from tolerating doubt. Vivien tries to have as much fun as she can when writing. Her books spend a lot of time delving into her culture. Her goal is to keep things interesting and to keep surprising her readers whilst also respecting the traditions of her people.

Best Vivien Chien Books

Vivien loves video games. She is drawn to titles with intricate storylines. She also enjoys third-person shooters. When she isn’t reading, writing, or playing video games, Vivien can be found trawling bookstores for new novels. Some of the best books in her bibliography include:

Death by Dumpling: Lana was at the end of her rope. Her relationship was over and she had no career to speak of. So she went back to her family’s restaurant to wait tables. Lana wasn’t too keen on dealing with her mother. The woman was determined to find her a husband.

But Lana had little in the way of options. If she thought that life as a waiter would bring her some much-needed peace, Lana was proven wrong when the property manager died. Now the entire establishment is under suspicion. Mr. Feng was clearly murdered and Lana must find the culprit before its too late.

Dim Sum of All Fears: Lana was finally ready to move on to other things. She was on the verge of snagging a real job. But then her parents decided to travel, complicating matters considerably. Now Lana is in charge. She knows that she can run the place. However, she cannot steer clear of murder. When the newlyweds next door turn up dead, Lana decides to find their killer.

When Does The Next Vivien Chien book come out?

The next book by Vivien Chien is Peking Duck and Cover and will be released on July, 23rd 2024. It is the newest book in the Noodle Shop Mysteries Series.

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