Monday, May 12, 2014

Book Spotlight - The Diva Wraps it Up and Murder She Barked by Krista Davis

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Series: A Domestic Diva Mystery ( Book 8 ) 
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: June 3rd, 2014

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!

I really enjoy this cozy mystery series and I'm glad to hear that this  is not the last book in the series!  I enjoy the adventures that Sophie has, and the characters and story line keep bringing me back to read more of this series!

For more information about Krista Davis, visit her online at

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: A Paws and Claws Mystery ( Book 1 )
Publisher:  Berkley
Release Date:  December 3rd, 2013

The Sugar Maple Inn in Wagtail, Virginia, is the country's premiere vacation hot spot for pet owners who can’t bear to leave their furry friends behind. But this tourist town smells trouble when a killer goes on the prowl....

Holly Miller's life has gone to the dogs. She has no job, her boyfriend's former flame is sniffing around, and a scruffy but loveable Jack Russell Terrier is scattering crumbs all over her borrowed car. Just when she thought things couldn't get worse, a troubling phone call about her grandmother sends her rushing home to the family inn on Wagtail Mountain.

The staff—and a frisky Calico kitten named Twinkletoes—adopts Holly and her new dog on arrival. But someone in this friendly town is bad to the bone. One of the employees at the inn has been killed in a hit-and-run accident—which is looking anything but accidental.
 Now Holly and her furry companions will have to nose out the murderer before someone else gets muzzled.

This is a new series to me, and I'm really looking forward to reading "Murder, She Barked"!

The Sequel to this book is titled "The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer" and is scheduled for release
December 2nd, 2014 

Krista Davis lives and writes in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  She resided in
Krista Davis
 Northern Virginia for many years and lived for a time in Old Town, Alexandria.  
She really does have a gregarious Ocicat named Mochie who can open cabinets and leap to amazing heights.  Her dogs, including a Golden Retriever who isn’t golden and won’t retrieve, consider Krista’s writing career a convenient second job that allows her to be available for her primary job as door opener, canine cuisine chef, and walking assistant. 


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  1. Both of these sound like really great books.

    1. Angie, I really enjoy cozy mysteries and the series by Krista Davis are really good!

  2. These sound great and I love the covers. And, is it just me or does Krista favor Kathleen Turner? Thanks for sharing!

    1. Wanda, your right! She does look like Kathleen Turner!

  3. It's fun that the 'detectives' in both stories are women! Both storylines sound intriguing!

  4. Hi Mellissa, thanks for sharing these two books to read, they look good and I'm going to pin.


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