Arsenic & Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
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. But when a notoriously nasty food critic ex-boyfriend drops dead moments after a confrontation with Lila, her life quickly swerves 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, 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, Lila takes on this tasty, twisted case and soon finds her own neck on the chopping block…
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Fatmisia & body shaming
- Domestic violence mentioned
- Drug abuse
- Police intimidation