Murder and Mamon is another dazzling addition to the series

Murder and Mamon by Mia P. Manansala. Image Courtesy of Berkley.
Murder and Mamon by Mia P. Manansala. Image Courtesy of Berkley. /

Some series continue to get better and better. That’s exactly how it feels reading Murder and Mamon which is book 4 in the Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mysteries.

Written by Mia P. Manansala, the series follows Lila Macapagal who upon moving back to her hometown of Shady Pines, gets entrenched in her aunties aka the Calendar Crew’s lives and the hijinks they all get into.

Oh and sometimes, most of the time, it usually involves a dead body. As much as I love these cozy mysteries, you have to be okay with seeing a dead body or two either being seen, discussed, or investigated.

I won’t get into too much yet, but if you’re a fan of this series, I think you’ll enjoy Murder and Mamon. I’d like to thank Berkley for sending me a digital ARC as this is easily one of my favorite cozy mystery series.

Murder and Mamon is another fun installment from Mia P. Manansala.

While this is the fourth book in the Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mysteries series, you can read these as standalone. However, I do think you’ll get the most out of reading the series in order as everything connects and you get to see the same characters who you come to know and love.

As for Murder and Mamon, Lila is excited about her aunties opening a new laundromat business which is in stiff competition with another local business. While the Calendar Crew is excited, things are quickly put on hold after Lila’s cousin, Divanda who comes to their small town for a fresh start is murdered.

With the murder of her cousin plaguing her, Lila is determined to investigate and figure out why her cousin was killed and how everything connects. Of course, things go a bit awry as per usual yet it doesn’t feel formulaic. That’s why I enjoy Mia P. Manansala’s books so much. While we do see the same characters from previous books, each book feels fresh and fun.

What I enjoyed most about Murder and Mamon was how Manansala turned the gaze inward at the Calendar Crew. They had to look at what they’ve done in the past and reflect on how it could have affected others. Even though I’m sure they’ll end up repeating those same patterns, I enjoyed that aspect immensely.

Seeing how everything was tied together was so satisfying and on the whole, this was a good book. Ultimately if you’re looking for a fun mystery with some good twists and delicious-sounding food, I highly recommend it. Plus these books are so fun and fast-paced that you’ll sink your teeth into them immediately.

Murder and Mamon by Mia P. Manansala is out now where books are sold. 

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