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The Diva Runs Out of Thyme
A Domestic Diva Mystery #1

by Krista Davis

      Sophie Winston is an event planner for "A Capital Affair".  Sophie begins writing an anti-Natasha column for the local paper called "The Good Life".  Natasha is Sophie's lifelong rival and is currently living with Sophie's ex-husband, Mars.  Natasha has a cable TV program, The Life With Natasha Show and also writes a column.

While Sophie is at the grocery store stocking up on her Thanksgiving dinner items, she is approached by a man in the parking lot trying to give away a purebreed kitten.  On the way into the store Sophie brushes him off but while shopping reconsiders and decides she will take the kitten.  When she leaves the store she finds the man dead in the dumpster behind the store, the police find Sophie's name and photograph on the front seat of his truck, and Sophie finds herself at the top of the suspect list.

The next day at the stuffing contest Sophie stumbles across another dead body.  This is the second dead body she's found in as many days.  Through a confluence of bizarre events she ends up entertaining her ex-husband, his girlfriend, and her ex-in-laws on Thanksgiving, each of whom seems to have something to hide.  Sophie must sift through her suspicions to get to the bottom of this mayhem before any more dead bodies show up.

The Diva Runs Out of Thyme is an entertaining mystery novel with charming characters.  The plot of the mystery is well drawn out and I was surprised to discover "who done it".  Krista Davis is an excellent mystery author and I look forward to reading more of her work.

Reviews of other titles in this series

The Diva Runs Out of Thyme #1
The Diva Haunts the House #5
The Diva Digs up the Dirt #6
The Diva Frosts a Cupcake #7
The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss #9
The Diva Serves High Tea #10

The Book

Berkley Prime Crime / A Division of Penquin Group (USA) Inc.
October 7, 2008
Mass Market Paperback
978-0-425-22426-7 / 0425224260
NOTE: Holiday (Thanksgiving) Themed

The Reviewer

Connie Harris
Reviewed 2008
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