The Diva Wraps it Up

Author: Krista Davis

Publisher: Berkley

Series: A Domestic Diva Mystery #8

Genre: Adult, Cozy Mystery, Mystery

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 love this series, I truly do, but finally some things have begun to bother me:


  • What is up with making 5 course extravagant meals every time someone comes over. I find this to be far overreaching.
  • Does Sophie not work anymore? It seems that Davis had decided to no longer focus on Sophie’s career.
  • Wolf, Alex, Mars. Sophie needs to assert herself and decide who she is going to choose! I am tired of the Wolf story, Alex needs to decide if he wants to date Sophie or if her inquisitive nature is just too much for her, and Mars needs to fess up and state whether or not Natasha and he had an affair, and he made his bed and now he needs to lie in it (i.e. he choose Natasha so stop coming to Sophie to lean on her shoulder).

Even with these annoying tidbits I still find this series to be a great break from my regular reading. Davis is very entertaining (and I do honestly take her design and food writing in to consideration when I entertain), however, I just wish she would iron out Sophie’s life a little more.

I recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a good cozy mystery.


Connected Reviews:

Diva Digs Up The Dirt
Murder, She Barked



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