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The Domestic Diva Mystery Series in order --

1. The Diva Runs Out of Thyme

2. The Diva Takes the Cake

3. The Diva Paints the Town

4. The Diva Cooks a Goose

5. The Diva Haunts the House

6. The Diva Digs up the Dirt

7. The Diva Frosts a Cupcake

8. The Diva Wraps It Up

9. The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss

10. The Diva Serves High Tea


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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 the Sugar Baby Bakery and unveils her competing cupcakery, Sugar Mama, precisely as the fundraiser gets underway.  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...

Determined not to be a garden-variety diva, Sophie Winston’s neighbor Natasha cultivates a plan to shine on television -- using Sophie’s backyard.  As the cast and crew of the make-over show Tear it Up with Troy bulldoze through her backyard -- and vacation -- Sophie retreats to her perennial boyfriend Wolf’s to replace a dead rosebush.  But her tender deed goes awry when she digs up a purse belonging to Wolf’s missing wife.


As speculations sprout, Wolf bolts, and then a body crops up in a garden.  Is Wolf’s thorny past raising an ugly head?  This is one case the domestic diva can’t let wilt on the vine.

Domestic diva Sophie Winston is getting into the holiday spirit, and her decorations for a community haunted house are so good, it’s scary. Not to be outdone, rival domestic diva Natasha is throwing a spooktacular Halloween party at her house. But when Sophie arrives, she discovers one of Natasha’s guests dead in a hair-raising Halloween display and a pale, fanged party-goer fleeing the scene.


The cause of death is not immediately apparent, but the victim does have two puncture wounds on his neck. While Sophie’s boyfriend, homicide detective Wolf, investigates, rumors start flying faster than witches on broomsticks. Could the killer be a real vampire—the same one rumored to have lived in Sophie’s haunted house back when it was a boardinghouse? Good thing a domestic diva never runs out of garlic…

Sophie Winston’s reclusive neighbor, Professor Mordecai Artemus, has died and left his sprawling home to his Pomeranian. Sophie feels a tad guilty for not having befriended Mordecai, but at least she’s not as heartless as her nemesis Natasha, who’s descended on the house with a crew of interior designers and contractors to renovate the place for the statewide Spring Home and Garden Tour.

 

Even Sophie’s been assigned a room to decorate: the family room, where the Professor did most of his living—and where he died. In the midst of cleaning, spackling and painting, Sophie uncovers a second body—but when next she looks it’s disappeared!  Now Sophie has to hammer away to discover the truth about the missing man, before her best friend gets nailed for murder….

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ISBN: 0425251349          ISBN-13: 9780425251348

Nominated for an Agatha Award!

Nominated for an Agatha Award!

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ISBN: 0425238253       ISBN-13: 9780425238257

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ISBN: 0425251349          ISBN-13: 9780425251348

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ISBN: 0425238253       ISBN-13: 9780425238257

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ISBN: 0425238253       ISBN-13: 9780425238257

Sophie Winston’s sister, Hannah, is getting married -- again!  And if you ask Sophie, her future brother-in-law is no prince.  But is he a killer?  That’s the question on everyone’s mind when his ex-wife is found hanging from a pergola.  This is one event Sophie and her sister hadn’t planned on.


As hidden family secrets begin to come to light, Sophie finds the list of suspects is almost as long as the list of wedding guests.  Will the real killer be seated on the groom’s side or the bride’s?  Or will he be standing at the altar?  Either way, Sophie must solve the murder in time to stop her sister from making the biggest -- and possibly last -- mistake of her life.

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ISBN: 0425228401       ISBN-13: 9780425228401

Nominated for an Agatha Award!

Few can compete with Natasha Smith when it comes to entertaining, but her childhood rival, Sophie Winston certainly tries.  While Natasha is known for her intricate centerpieces and painstakingly prepared gourmet meals, Sophie likes to keep things simple . . . real simple.  Natasha may have stolen the spotlight -- and Sophie’s husband -- but Sophie is determined to take home the prize at the Stupendous Stuffing Shakedown.  She just needs the right ingredients.  


However, 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, they think she has some explaining to do.  Sophie will have to set her trussing aside to solve the murder or she’ll be serving up prison grub -- and that definitely wouldn’t be a good thing.

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ISBN: 0425224260       ISBN-13: 9780425224267

Fish Tales, The Guppy Anthology, casts a wide net across the mystery genre, delivering thrills, chills, and gills.  This water-themed collection features locked room puzzles, police procedurals, cozy characters and hardboiled detectives.  With a pool of motivations ranging from greed and revenge to loyalty and justice, these stories will lure you in with killer hooks and fishy characters.


Come on in, the water’s fine.  But be careful, or you might find yourself sleeping with the fishes!

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ISBN: 1434430804       ISBN-13: 9781434430809

Domestic Diva Mysteries

are available in large print

A Scrooge steals presents right from under Sophie Winston's family Christmas tree. Then her sister-in-law's father shows up with a diva girlfriend just a month after his separation. More than one person is thinking of committing a merry murder-until it actually happens! With many under suspicion for the deadly deed, can Sophie find the murderer and restore the Christmas spirit before it's too late?

Copyright 2008-2016 Krista Davis

All rights reserved.

Now available as an audiobook

It’s beginning to look a lot like murder…


The holidays are domestic diva Sophie Winston’s favorite time of year. But this season, there seem to be more mishaps than mistletoe. First, Horace Scroggins tumbles from a balcony during his office Christmas party. Then, Sophie’s neighbor takes a fall from his ladder while decorating his roof with lights. But it’s the cookie swap that really starts her wondering who’s naughty or nice….


Sophie arrives at the annual event with high spirits and thirteen dozen chocolate-drizzled gingersnaps. But when an argument erupts and a murder ensues, it becomes clear that the recent string of events is anything but accidental. Now Sophie has to make a list of suspects…and check it twice!

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ISBN: 0425251349          ISBN-13: 9780425251348

The New York Times bestselling author of The Diva Wraps It Up unwraps an all-new tale in which chocolate is the kiss of death…


Domestic Diva Sophie Winston is in charge of the sweetest event in Old Town this summer. Amore Chocolates is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary with a chocolate tasting at the mansion of the company’s CEO, Joe Merano—and Sophie is running the show. With cookies, candy, and five kinds of chocolate cake, it’s a chocolate lover’s dream! But when Joe goes missing, the celebration becomes bittersweet. And when Sophie discovers the body of a competing chocolatier in the guesthouse, the event turns downright deadly.


As if that wasn’t enough, Sophie’s been receiving daily boxes of sweet treats. After ruling out her new beau and her exes, Sophie wonders if someone’s trying to send her a message—and if she’s next on a chocoholic’s hit list…

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ISBN: 0425251349          ISBN-13: 9780425251348

The New York Times bestselling author of The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss serves up a new mystery steeped in murder…

When The Parlour opens up in town, domestic diva Sophie Winston finally has a place to satisfy her cravings for all things tea and crumpet related. And the shop serves as the perfect place for the ladies of the town to gather and gossip, especially since it’s conveniently located right across the street from the new antique store run by the handsome and charming Warren Smith.

But speculation around Warren really boils over when he’s found dead—a victim of poisoning after attending a literacy fundraiser at The Parlour the night before. What Sophie learns about the man leaves a bitter taste in her mouth, and she’ll have to strain out a killer from a strange brew of suspects…


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ISBN: 0425251349          ISBN-13: 9780425251348