The Diva Says Cheesecake!

Kensington. (Domestic Diva, Bk. 15). May 2022. 304p. ISBN 9781496732767. $26. M
In midsummer, event planner and advice columnist Sophie Winston has several big events planned, including a dinner for Bobbie Sue Bodoin, “the Cheesecake Queen.” Bobbie Sue didn’t realize, when she scheduled her dinner to coincide with Old Town Alexandria’s midsummer celebration, that her daughter would be in a ballet that evening, her son would be running in a marathon, and her husband Tate wouldn’t show up for any of the events. When Sophie finds a dead body in the basement of Tate’s restaurant, she has no reason to get involved in the case. That is, until one of her best friends is arrested for murder and Tate’s family members beg Sophie to find the killer. Sophie’s threatened, and continues to uncover clues, before she bumbles her way to the correct solution.
VERDICT Even the best cozy series have a weak one, and Sophie seems out of sync as an amateur sleuth in this 15th “Domestic Diva” mystery (following The Diva Serves Forbidden Fruit). Fans should concentrate on the recipes and the familiarity of Sophie’s circle of friends.
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