Dovalpage, Teresa. Death Comes in Through the Kitchen. Soho Crime. Mar. 2018. 368 p.
ISBN 9781616958848. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616958855. MYSTERY
Winner of Spain’s Rincón de la Victoria Award and the author of both fiction and plays, Cuban-born, New Mexico–based Dovalpage offers a literary mystery set in 2003 Havana. It opens with San Diego journalist Matt arriving in town to marry Yarmila, whom he got to know through her food blog, and instead finding her dead in the bathtub. Swift amateur sleuthing (obviously, Matt is the main suspect), psychological suspense (who was Yarmila, really?), and a portrait of modern Cuba; a big pitch at ALA Midwinter.