Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Diva Runs Out of Thyme

Few can compete with Natasha Smith when it comes to entertaining, but her childhood rival, Sophie Winston, certainly tries. Natasha may have stolen the spotlight—and Sophie’s husband—but Sophie is determined to rob her of the prize for the Stupendous Stuffing Shakedown. She just needs the right ingredient.

But Sophie’s search for the perfect turkey takes a basting when she stumbles across a corpse. And when the police find her name and photo inside the victim’s car, Sophie will have to set her trussing aside to solve the murder—or she’ll be serving up prison grub. (From Amazon)

A great start to a brand new series!
Sophie and Natasha have always been rivals, every since childhood. And now all grown up - they're still "fighting" for that top dog position - winner of the Stupendous Stuffing Shakedown. Unfortunately a little thing like murder is going to have to put the competition on hold! First Sophie has an encounter in a parking lot with a man and he soon after is found dead in the dumpster. Why did he have a picture of Sophie with him?? The following day , at the stuffing competition the sponsor and head judge is found dead. And wouldn't you know it - Sophie just happens to be there again! What a wonderful introduction to a great cast of characters. We meet Nina - Sophie's neighbor and fellow crime solver, her sister and future brother in law, her parents, Mars - her former husband, Bernie - and old friend, and many more. The release of this book, right before the holiday season starts is perfect. Sophie and her friends will add lots of spice to your holiday (and your holiday planning). The book is filled with wonderful suggestions for enhancing your holiday as well as includes some great recipes for you to try on your own. I'm looking forward to reading more in this series. I can't wait to see what happens when Natasha moves into Sophie's neighborhood.

1 comment:

samantha35 said...

Cant wait for this book to come out- looks like a great new cozy series~!