The Diva Says Cheesecake is the 15th book in the A Domestic Diva Mystery series and boy was it a good one! I haven’t read any of the books in the series before and Krista Davis wrote this book so well that I felt I didn’t miss out on anything regarding character arcs and background stories. And so, being able to fully enjoy a good mystery in and of itself is a huge positive in my books.
What I especially liked in this book was the main character and amateur sleuth,Sophie worked with the local police in their investigation. This helped keep the plot at a good pace and the momentum of the investigation was perfect. The characters were all fun and mannerisms were flushed out enough with the novel that I got a good grasp of the dynamics between all the main players.
I was able to guess the killer for once but that doesn’t mean the red herrings weren’t good as they did make me question my sleuthing hunches along the way.
Overall, a great cozy mystery that allows you to start the series right in the middle and be entertained.
The Diva Says Cheesecake is available now!
Thank you Kensington for the arc. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Old Town’s midsummer festivities are getting a tasty addition this year. To coincide with a public performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Bobbie Sue Bodoin, the Queen of Cheesecake, has hired Sophie to organize a dinner with a dessert buffet on the waterfront. Bobbie Sue’s homegrown company is thriving, and since her baking dish overfloweth, she wants to reward her employees.
Bobbie Sue has only one menu demand: no cheesecake! But her specialty isn’t the only thing missing from the evening—Tate, Bobbie Sue’s husband, is too much to her annoyance. Next morning, however, Tate’s dead body is discovered. Bobbie Sue insists she didn’t kick her spouse to the curb, and begs for Sophie’s help finding the real killer. Digging in, Sophie discovers an assortment of Old Town locals who all had reason to want a piece of Tate. Can she gather together the crumbs the killer left behind in time to prevent a second helping of murder?