|Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, is
home to a new business. The Parlour serves tea and crumpets
and other goodies, and seems poised to be the place to see and
been seen for the small towns ladies who take tea. Across the
street is another new business, Robert Johnson Antiques, and
the owner is also a hit with the ladies. Until, that is, he
is poisoned to death with botulism! Since he'd eaten at The
Parlour, the shop is shut down while the investigation begins.
Was it a tragic accident or was Robert Johnson the victim of
a brutal murder?
There's a lot going on in this 10th entry in the Domestic
Diva Mystery Series. Mars and Natasha have separated. Someone
is attacking women – including Natasha! Sophie has plenty
of work and events to plan, but she can't help but be drawn
into investigating what's going on in town. After another
death, this one obviously a homicide, things become even more
complicated. Why would both victims say the name “Rosie”
with their dying breaths?
I love so many things about this series. I've read each book
and could easily reread and enjoy them all again. There's
something about the main characters that really reaches me.
Natasha drives me up the wall, and in this story, I learned
more about her and why she is the way she is. I felt some
sympathy for her! Sophie is kind, tender-hearted and smart.
The other usual gang about Old Town are familiar and comfortable
to read about. The domestic advice letters that Sophie and
Natasha answer in alternating chapters are hilarious. Natasha’s
usual high-handed, hoity-toity answers are always contradicted
by Sophie's answers, which are down to earth and usually spot
It's nice that animals play no small part as well. Pet dogs,
rescue animals, all members of the family. There's a young
boy in this book as well, by the name of Kevin. He is utterly
adorable and charming and I hope he appears in future books.
This is a real winner in a series of fun and entertaining
books. Somehow Krista Davis keeps it real and manages to get
better and better with each new book. It is my sincere hope
that she keeps writing about Sophie, Natasha, Mars, Daisy,
Bernie, Nina and the others for years and years to come! I
am addicted to Krista Davis books!
Reviews of other titles in this series
Diva Runs Out of Thyme #1
Diva Haunts the House #5
Diva Digs up the Dirt #6
Diva Frosts a Cupcake #7
Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss #9
Diva Serves High Tea #10