The Diva Cooks Up A Storm by Krista Davis


When a trendy, underground dinner club leaves some guests six-feet-under the table, entertaining professional and amateur sleuth Sophie Winston hopes she has all the right ingredients to put a murderer on ice in New York Times bestselling author Krista Davis’s new Domestic Diva mystery . . .

Domestic diva Sophie Winston can whip up an elaborate event in her sleep, but as the hippest hostess she rarely gets to enjoy the full guest treatment. Which is why her best friend Nina Reid Norwood loops her in to the latest culinary craze: a pop-up gourmet dinner party. The celebrity chef, the epicurean menu, and the high-profile attendees are all a surprise, turning the decadent dining experience into the hottest ticket in Old Town. But Sophie’s just pleased as punch that she finally has an opportunity to join her fellow foodies in some fun.

The posh party proves to be a recipe for disaster when Hollis Haberman sours spirits by bringing his own hot new dish—his young trophy wife. With Hollis’s son and ex-wife in attendance, there may be more heat at the table than in the kitchen. But the next morning, Sophie discovers Hollis swallowing his last bits of air, and she must scramble to stop a killer before anyone else eats their last meal.

Includes delicious recipes and entertaining tips.


I cannot tell you how excited I was to see that Krista Davis was writing another book in the Domestic Diva series.  I have loved all of her previous books and have missed Sophie, Mars, Nina, and Natasha.  Just with all of her previous books in the Domestic Diva series, this one keeps your guessing.  Typically, once as series has so many books, the storylines get old and you are tired of the characters.  Not so with The Diva Cooks Up A Storm.  The characters are still as engaging and the murders still unique. Sophie is still a super sleuth always inadvertently getting caught in the middle of a murder. In this case, Sophie and Nina had big plans to go away to the beach until bad weather hits and their trip gets canceled.  Of course, it is a good thing the weather interfered as there is another murder that Sophie gets involved in.  Natasha, as usual, is such a hoot.  You just never know what kind of answer she is going to give in one of her columns or what type of crazy idea she is going to have.  I enjoyed this book because each murder is different and she gives you lots of suspects who have different motives and you are constantly changing your mind on the "who did it?" until she does the final reveal.  I received this book as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.