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The Diva Cooks up a Storm (Domestic Diva #11) (Hardcover)
When a trendy, underground dinner club leaves some guests six-feet-under the table, entertaining professional and amateur sleuth Sophie Winston hopes she has all the right ingredients to put a murderer on ice in New York Times bestselling author Krista Davis’s new Domestic Diva mystery . . .
Domestic diva Sophie Winston can whip up an elaborate event in her sleep, but as the hippest hostess she rarely gets to enjoy the full guest treatment. Which is why her best friend Nina Reid Norwood loops her in to the latest culinary craze: a pop-up gourmet dinner party. The celebrity chef, the epicurean menu, and the high-profile attendees are all a surprise, turning the decadent dining experience into the hottest ticket in Old Town. But Sophie’s just pleased as punch that she finally has an opportunity to join her fellow foodies in some fun.
The posh party proves to be a recipe for disaster when Hollis Haberman sours spirits by bringing his own hot new dish—his young trophy wife. With Hollis’s son and ex-wife in attendance, there may be more heat at the table than in the kitchen. But by aperitifs, Sophie discovers Hollis swallowing his last bits of air, and she must scramble to stop a killer before the swanky supper becomes anyone else’s last meal.
Includes delicious recipes and entertaining tips!
About the Author
Krista Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries and the Paws & Claws Mysteries. Several of her books have been nominated for the Agatha Award. Krista lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with two cats and a brood of dogs. Her friends and family complain about being guinea pigs for her recipes, but she notices they keep coming back for more. Visit her website at www.kristadavis.com.
Praise for The Diva Cooks Up a Storm:
“This satisfying entry in the series will appeal to readers who enjoy cozies with a cooking frame, like Diane Mott Davidson’s Goldy Schulz mysteries.” –Booklist
Praise for Krista Davis’s Color Me Murder:
“The mystery is pleasantly twisty...[an] appealing cast of characters – whose backstories lend themselves nicely to future plots for this carefully crafted cozy series.” - Publishers Weekly
“The theme was unique and new, the characters were relatable and entertaining, the mystery was unpredictable, and the writing was excellent.” –Night Owl Reviews
“I love a book that immediately grabs my attention and this new debut series does that. This was a well-written and fast paced whodunit that was delightfully entertaining. The author did a good job in presenting a murder mystery that had me immersed in all that was happening.” –Dru’s Book Musings
Praise for Krista Davis’s previous mysteries:
“Loaded with atmosphere and charm.”—Library Journal
“Reader alert: Tasty descriptions may spark intense cupcake cravings.”—The Washington Post
“Touches all the bases of the cozy mystery—including a bit of romance—and does so with style.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch “A beautifully written, cleverly crafted mystery sure to please pet-lovers and fair-play-mystery fans, alike.” –Smitten By Books “Raucous humor, affectionate characters, and delectable recipes highlight this unpredictable mystery that entertains during any season.”—Kings River Life Magazine
"A mouthwatering mix of murder, mirth, and mayhem." --Mary Jane Maffini, author of The Busy Woman's Guide to Murder