The Diva Frosts a Cupcake by Krista Davis is the 7th book in the “Domestic Diva” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, June 2013
Revenge is sweet.
Sophie Winston and her BFF, Nina Reid Norwood, share a sweet spot for animals. So Sophie is delighted to help when Nina cooks up Cupcakes and Pupcakes—a fundraising event for animal shelters. All the local bakeries will be selling treats, with the profits going to pups and kitties in need. But Old Town is in for a whole batch of trouble when a cupcake war erupts between two bakeries.
Tongues wag and tempers rise when a partner leaves Sugar Baby Bakery and unveils her competing cupcakery, Sugar Mama, precisely as the fundraiser gets under way. Just as it seems nothing else can go wrong, Sugar Baby’s sole remaining employee is found dead. Suspicion falls on the feuding owners, but the scrumptious new guy in town is also raising some eyebrows. Now Sophie and Nina have to sift through the clues and discover who isn’t as sweet as they seem.
I always have a good time when I travel to Old Town, Virginia. This time Sophie is involved in cupcakes and murder and the prime suspect is a good friend of hers. This is one of those books that once I started, I could not put it down until I was finished and what a great read that I enjoyed. The author did a good job in delivery a mystery full of suspects that each time I thought I knew who was behind the murder; she changed direction that kept me guessing further. Sophie and the gang are back with the introduction of a new cast member who I hope we get to see more of. A solid entry into the Domestic Diva series, this well-written whodunit is charmingly entertaining.