Sunny Mates and Murders: A Raina Sun Mystery

Anne R. Tan
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Sunny days ahead…but this amateur sleuth may get burned.

Graduate student Raina Sun thought being a fake fiancée to an acquaintance would get her closer to her deceased grandfather's journal. But instead she wind up cloistered in an elaborate country estate, surrounded by members of the Nine Dragons Triad, a multi-generational criminal organization. 

When the dead body of a rival lands in her lap, Raina must prove her fake fiancé's innocence. Amid the hostile triad members, could she find the conniving killer before she becomes the next victim? And will the secret hidden in the journal come to light?  

Come on out, the sun is shining--get your copy of Sunny Mates and Murders today!

Keywords: cozy mystery, amateur sleuth, traditional mystery, mystery, small town mystery, female sleuth mystery, murder mystery, cozy mysteries, interracial, female sleuth, humor, series, college, funny, female protagonist, novel, secret, suspense, triad, mob mystery, Chinese mystery

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About the author

Anne R. Tan fell in love with storytelling in elementary school, but decided to study engineering so she could get a "real job." Her day job is her vacation from home and she moonlights as a writer to keep the voices inside her head under control.

Her debut humorous cozy mysteries features Raina Sun, a Chinese American amateur sleuth, dealing with love, family betrayal, and her place in the world while solving murders.

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Anne R. Tan
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Feb 4, 2017
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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Praise for USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton's previous books:

"Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." --The Midwest Book Review

"Shelton again has done a superb job in bringing New Mexico to life." --Albuquerque Journal

Will there be Valentine wedding bells for Samantha Sweet and Beau Cardwell? (introduced in this mystery series opener Sweet Masterpiece) Sam's pastry shop, Sweet's Sweets is busier than ever this Valentine week, as she struggles to replicate the magical chocolate-making techniques of the enigmatic chocolatier who boosted her winter holiday sales into the stratosphere. However, candy classes take second place to a new mystery, when Sam meets a woman whose missing son's case seems to have been dropped by the authorities. Marla Fresques learns that she is dying and needs for her son to come home and raise the daughter he left behind. Sam agrees to help, hoping that Sheriff Beau's inside connections will bring about a quick and happy resolution.

But what about Sam's and Beau's own wedding plans? They may be in jeopardy when an entirely new development appears in the form of Beau's ex-girlfriend who is determined to win him back.

With the familiar mix of mystery, romance and a touch of magic that has enchanted readers of this series, Sweet Hearts draws the reader even further into the captivating world of Samantha Sweet.



"Shelton continues to combine suspenseful storytelling with sensitive portrayals of complex family relationships." --Booklist

Gusty winds...and a trail of destruction.

Graduate student Raina Sun thought she knew what she was getting herself into when she volunteered to take the new foreign exchange student shopping on the last weekend before Christmas. But between a riot for the last hot toy of the season and an abandoned baby, the holiday is a season for mayhem, and sometimes it doesn’t pay to be a Good Samaritan.

Raina wants to reunite the infant with his family, but calling the mysterious phone number in the diaper bag leads to more questions than answers. A strange man claims to be the child’s father, and his alleged mother turns up dead.  

The local police are more interested in keeping the town’s good name out of international news than considering if there’s foul play. And to make matters worse, she has less than a week to find his real parents before the FBI takes over the case.

Raina summons her sleuthing skills to protect this baby and soon discovers everyone has a few skeletons in their closets. With her pimp-cane-toting grandma, she faces an ex-boyfriend bringing sexy back as well as a murderer determined to hide the truth.

Don't miss out on Raina's new adventure--get your copy today!


For readers who like fun cozy mysteries, quirky characters, and a dash of humor.


Keywords: cozy mystery, amateur sleuth, traditional mystery, mystery, small town mystery, female protagonist mystery, murder mystery, cozy mysteries, interracial, female sleuth, humor, series, college, funny, female protagonist, novel, secret, suspense, Christmas mystery, holiday, Xmas

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