Book Spotlight – The DIVA Spices it Up by Krista Davis

Another cozy mystery spotlight, because cozies are always just what everybody needs…

 anytime and all the time! 




About The DIVA Spices It Up

Hardcover: 320 pages
• Publisher: Kensington Books (April 28, 2020)
• ISBN-10: 1496714741
• ISBN-13: 978-1496714749

She’s a young Martha Stewart…in Old Town Virginia!
New York Times bestselling author Krista Davis delights with the 13th in her enormously popular and completely charming Domestic Diva Mystery series. When a celebrity ghostwriter dies on the job, it’s up to Sophie Winston, Old Town, Virginia’s favorite entertaining expert and sporadic sleuth, to whip up an impromptu investigation…

Sophie never considered ghostwriting as a side gig, until former actress and aspiring lifestyle guru, Tilly Stratford, trophy wife of Wesley Winthrope, needs someone to write her celebrity cookbook. Sophie agrees, hoping she’ll earn enough bread on this assignment to finish her bathroom renovations. But as it turns out, Sophie isn’t the first foodie to get a taste for recipe ghostwriting, and if the marginalia are any indication, this project could be a killer…

Wesley claims professional ghostwriter, Abby Bergeron, suddenly abandoned Tilly’s cookbook with no warning. But Sophie quickly discovers that Abby may be more ghost than writer now…and her disappearance was no accident. So Sophie cracks open a fresh investigation but sifting the seasoned murderer from this sampling of salty suspects won’t be easy. Will Sophie savor another case closed or will the culprit simply melt away?





This is another lively mystery from Krista Davis. The plot twists will keep you guessing to the end. Her plotting is excellent and her characters are like old friends.- Judy B.,  Amazon Reviewer

One of my favorite series! I love the camaraderie between Sophie and her friends. I’m always waiting for the next Diva book and can’t put it down once I’ve started reading.. – Carol R., Amazon Reviewer

THE DIVA SPICES IT UP is just about as perfect as a cozy mystery gets. Highly recommended!. – Daniele K., Amazon Reviewer


Purchase Links

Kensington Books | Amazon | Barnes & Noble







About Krista Davis

New York Times bestselling author Krista Davis writes the Domestic Diva Mysteries, the Paws and Claws Mysteries, and the Pen & Ink Mysteries. Her first book, The Diva Runs Out of Thyme, was nominated for an Agatha award. Krista’s Halloween mystery, The Diva Haunts the House, made the extended New York Times bestseller list and was also nominated for an Agatha award. The Season E-zine says “The mystery is clever, the plot has more twists and turns than a funhouse maze, and the sense of atmosphere is so strong you can practically smell the wood smoke and hear the dead leaves rattling in the street.”

The Domestic Diva Mysteries take place in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia and feature Sophie Winston, who loves to entertain but prefers to keep things simple. Each book includes recipes as well as tips on entertaining, cooking, and decorating.

The Paws and Claws Mysteries take place in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia on fictional Wagtail Mountain. As the name suggests, the books involve dogs and cats, starring a Jack Russell Terrier named Trixie who has a nose for trouble. They feature recipes for dogs as well as for people. Her first Paws and Claws Mystery, Murder, She Barked, was number 14 on the New York Times bestseller list.

In the Pen & Ink series, Florrie Fox is a bookstore manager by day and an adult coloring book artist by night. Set in Georgetown, Washington DC, the covers of these mysteries can be colored by the reader!

A resident of Virginia, Davis resided for a time in Old Town and now lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains with a collection of cats and dogs who inspire the antics of the animals in her books.  Her friends and family complain about being guinea pigs for her recipes, but she notices they keep coming back for more.

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Happy Reading and Be Nice!



Published by ReadingGirlReviews

Serious book loving critical care RN dealing with RA, being married to a surgeon, my 2 crazy dogs, an obsession with crafting, and a mad desire to swing golf clubs (although quite poorly).

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