Reviewer: Mary Lignor
Title: Celebrity Sudoku - 6th in the Sudoku Mystery series
Author: Kaye Morgan
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Release Date: December 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: Cozy Mystery
Year/Setting: Present day, Maiden's Bay, Oregon and Los Angeles, CA
Overall Rating: 3.0
Sexual Content Rating: None
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Kaye's Website/Blog: www.katemorgan.com
Liza Kelly, a Sudoku Puzzle expert, lives in the small community of Maiden's Bay, Oregon. This town is overrun with puzzle enthusiasts and Liza keeps them well supplied with puzzles in the Oregon Daily, their local newspaper. She is extremely proficient in solving puzzles and can figure out even the most baffling clues.
At this particular time, Liza finds herself winging her way to Los Angeles when she is asked to join the show D-Kodas. This show is a celebrity Sudoku challenge and Liza is the Sudoku expert who will create puzzles for the celebrities to solve. She is not very happy to leave her quiet life and go to the big city but, she goes. When she arrives she finds that the celebrities who are on the show are not very famous. These are not celebrities who are called A-listers but mostly B or C. Unfortunately, they have A-List sized egos and present a lot of problems for Liza and the creators of the show. In the midst of all the egomania there is an earthquake that rocks the studio and the most difficult of the celebrity players turns up missing. She is found, dead, and it is determined that the quake had nothing to do with her demise so Liza and the others will try to catch the culprit before something more happens.
This book is a super-find for Sudoku players with many puzzles included in the text. I'm not a Sudoku fan, probably because I like easier stuff but, I am a devoted mystery fan so there was plenty for me too. Puzzle mavens will enjoy this as the puzzles are discussed and solved in the back of the book. So, enjoy and I'll talk to you soon.
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