This is a series I recently discovered, and it’s quickly become one of my favorites. The eighth entry, THE DIVA WRAPS IT UP, takes place around the holiday season. The men are trying to outdo each other with a lighting competition that reminded me of a way of Tim Allen on his old Home Improvement series, and Sophie is attending Horace Scroggins Christmas Party, where the host takes a tumble off his balcony. Enroute to the hospital he asks Sophie to get an envelope out of desk drawer and not let his wife see it. Shortly after this, Mrs. Scroggins asks everyone to leave and locks the building. A day or two later she confides in Sophie that someone is trying drive her crazy or kill her. Sophie soon finds that it is an undated love letter and only singed as The Brown Eyed Girl. Meantime her nemesis, Natasha, is having problems of her own. The host of the cookie exchange has posted embarrassing pictures of Natasha on Facebook, and then her body is found the next day in Natasha’s carriage house, wrapped in Natasha’s distinctive Christmas wrap paper.
Davis has a unique style in blending mystery and characters. Sophie wends her way through the usual suspects and then some, interacting with not one but three guys after her in this entertaining Holiday story.
In the latest novel in the national bestselling Domestic Diva Mystery series, 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!