Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Diva Serves High Tea {+ Giveaway}

◊ Series: A Domestic Diva Mystery
◊ Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
◊ Genre: Cozy Murder Mystery
◊ Publisher: Berkley, Reissue edition (June 7, 2016)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0425282651
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0425282656


          The New York Times bestselling author of The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss serves up a new mystery steeped in murder...
          When The Parlour opens up in town, domestic diva Sophie Winston finally has a place to satisfy her cravings for all things tea and crumpet related. And the shop serves as the perfect place for the ladies of the town to gather and gossip, especially since it’s conveniently located right across the street from the new antique store run by the handsome and charming Warren Smith.
          But speculation around Warren really boils over when he’s found dead—a victim of poisoning after attending a literacy fundraiser at The Parlour the night before. What Sophie learns about the man leaves a bitter taste in her mouth, and she’ll have to strain out a killer from a strange brew of suspects...

Includes delicious recipes and entertaining tips!

THE DIVA SERVES HIGH TEA will have you laughing at the bantering among friends and on the edge of your seat as the suspense plays out. Moving at a steady pace, the story will hold you captive from the beginning page to the end.

Author Krista Davis has a talent for making you feel you’re a part of the scene through her rich descriptions and eye for detail. As the dialogue flows among the characters, you fit right in searching the clues with them for the killer.

The setting is charming with a friendly and inviting atmosphere. You don’t have to be a domestic diva to enjoy this story, but you’ll find entertaining tips and tasty recipes as an added bonus.

The characters are a bit quirky, but well-developed and quite likable. Their interactions come across as real and easy flowing. Protagonist Sophie Winston is a force to be reckoned with, but a softy where friends and family are concerned.

This is a delightful installment in a fascinating series, but can be read on its own.

The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis, A Domestic Diva Mystery (Book #10), Berkley, @2016, ISBN: 978-0425282656, Mass Market Paperback, 304 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Penguin/Random House, I have a print copy of THE DIVA SERVES HIGH TEA by Krista Davis to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Monday, June 20.

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends to make sure the notification email doesn’t end up there. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decided for whatever reason you don’t want to win (which is fine), once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Are you a fan of the Domestic Diva Mystery series? I’ve been hooked since the first installment. Are you or someone you know a domestic diva?


  1. Nice post! I think I would really enjoy this book. Thanks for the chance!

  2. hope we're invited to that tea party!

  3. I'm looking forward to the latest in a wonderful series!

  4. Sounds like fun. And how I wish I was friends with a domestic diva...

  5. Such a fun series, hope to get a chance to read it.

  6. This does sound like a fun read, Mason. And there is definitely something about high tea, isn't there? Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love this writer's work—thanks for the chance to win a copy of her latest!

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  8. I've always enjoyed Krista's books. I'm sure I will like this one, too! Thank you!

  9. This sounds like a fun read, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  10. I am new and a fan of the Mystery series I have not read hers yet I ordered the first one and waiting for it to come in. This sounds good, Penney

  11. That is a true cozy cover. Love it.

  12. Thanks for this captivating cozy. Love tea parties and this is special.

  13. I love cozies with humor in them. Krista does it so well. Hope I win. Also a big fan of anything tea related.

  14. Ahhh.,...look at the cat on the sofa. I want to read this one!
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