The Diva Runs Out of Thyme (Domestic Diva Series #1)

The Diva Runs Out of Thyme (Domestic Diva Series #1)

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by Krista Davis
     
 

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Gracious living can be murder. First in an all-new mystery series? includes delicious recipes and great tips on entertaining!

Few can compete with Natasha Smith when it comes to entertaining, but her childhood rival, Sophie Winston, certainly tries. Natasha may have stolen the spotlight, and Sophie's husband?but Sophie is determined to rob her of the

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Gracious living can be murder. First in an all-new mystery series? includes delicious recipes and great tips on entertaining!

Few can compete with Natasha Smith when it comes to entertaining, but her childhood rival, Sophie Winston, certainly tries. Natasha may have stolen the spotlight, and Sophie's husband?but Sophie is determined to rob her of the prize for the Stupendous Stuffing Shakedown. She just needs the right ingredient.

But Sophie's search for the perfect turkey takes a basting when she stumbles across a corpse. And when the police find her name and photo inside the victim's car, Sophie will have to set her trussing aside to solve the murder?or she'll be serving up prison grub.

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"A mouth-watering mix of murder, mirth, and mayhem." —Mary Jane Maffini

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440636851
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/07/2008
Series:
Domestic Diva Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
5,333
File size:
646 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Mary Jane Maffini
"[N]icely spiced by new author Krista Davis"--(Mary Jane Maffini, author of The Cluttered Corpse)

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Hillary Huber is a multiple Audie Award finalist, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, and one of AudioFile's Best Voices of 2010 and 2011. She has recorded close to two hundred titles. Hillary splits her time between Santa Monica and New York.

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Diva Runs Out of Thyme (Domestic Diva Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Krista Davis serves up a delightful read with this faced-paced, fun, and scrumptious first mystery. Between eccentric neighbors, quirky relatives, and a hunky cop who thinks she just might be a killer, domestic diva Sophie Winston definitely has her work cut out for her. And if she doesn¿t figure out who the killer is soon, she might find herself sporting a decidedly unfashionable prison-orange jump suit! I¿m anxiously looking forward to the next book in this mouth-watering series.
IHeart2Read More than 1 year ago
The Diva Runs Out of Thyme is book one of the Domestic Diva Mystery series. Sophie Winston is down-to-earth and very likable. She's recently divorced from Mars, who is now dating her high school rival Natasha. The story opens with Sophie preparing Thanksgiving dinner. She makes a last minute run to the store to purchase a few items, when a man approaches her to ask if she wants to adopt a kitten. Sophie has dog and declines, but remains concerned about the welfare of the kitten. When she finishes shopping, she decides to find the man to say she will take the kitten to her friend who will help find the kitten a good home. Sophie discovers the man dead instead. Bodies start to pile up when Sophie finds another dead body at the Stupendous Stuffing Shakedown. The main witness for two deadly crimes, make Sophie the prime suspect in both murders. Sophie has to act quickly to prove her innocence and decides to do some amateur sleuthing and solicits the help of her best friend (and neighbor) Nina. Finding the killer isn't as easy as Sophie thinks. She's also distracted by the neighborhood's Peeping Tom and her's sister's upcoming wedding. Hannah recently introduced Craig to the family and Sophie thinks he's, well, a bit. . .off! What exactly is he hiding? And how well does Hannah know him? As Sophie gets more and more involved in solving the crimes, she thinks Natasha may not be so innocent. Is Natasha the killer? And why is someone following her? Sophie is determined to find out and host her family's Thanksgiving dinner. The Diva Runs Out of Thyme is a great start to what appears to be a promising new series.
marianne68 More than 1 year ago
well written and engaging on many levels. A real treat. I'm looking forward to reading the next one.
jmugrad72 More than 1 year ago
Read this book and the next in the series "The Diva Takes The Cake" back to back. Really enjoyed both of them. Loved the main characters and their different approaches to catering and the "Martha Stewart" like character is really a hoot. The mystery in both books was clever and I did not figure it out until they revealed it.
nancydrew123 More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series. Mix in the holidays, a cooking competition, zany family characters and a murder or two and you have a great first book in a fantastic series. It is fast-paced, fun and full of quirky characters. Sophie Winston is funny and intelligent. I loved the swirl of activity intermixed in the plot. Added to the mix is Natasha, Sophie's childhood rival. She is irritating yet likeable and married to Sophie's ex-husband. This is a great cozy mystery with a well developed plot and plenty of fun characters. I have read the second book in this series which is just as good!
bwilhoite 7 months ago
I wasn't sure about this book just from reading the back. Once I decided to give it a try, I was surprisingly hook! There are a handful of characters but they weren't hand to keep track of. I'm a fan of the Diva series!
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Sophie Finds Herself in a Thanksgiving Mess It’s shaping up to be a busy Thanksgiving for Sophie Winston. She’s hosting her family for the holiday as well as participating in a stuffing contest against, among others, her high school rival Natasha Smith. While Sophie now works as a caterer, Natasha has gone on to make a name for herself as the authority of all things domestic, and her website and TV show are watched by legions of local fans. Making it more personal, Sophie’s ex-husband, Mars, is now dating Natasha. So Sophie really wants to win this contest. However, the day before the contest, Sophie’s grocery run ends when she finds a dead body in the dumpster behind the store. She’d met the guy on the way in to the store, but the police start looking at her as a suspect because the victim had Sophie’s picture in his car. When Sophie stumbles upon another dead body, she realizes she needs to act fast before the police pin both murders on her. I’ve long heard of this series, but I finally getting around to trying it. It is easy to see why it is so popular. The characters are delightful and well developed, and I already love many of them. The plot started out strong with plenty of twists and clues. I did feel the pacing slowed down some in the middle, but it ramped up again for the great climax. Add in a few dashes of humor, and you’ve got a winner. I don’t need another long running series to attempt to catch up on, but I believe that is exactly what I have now added. Hopefully, I will find the time to catch Sophie’s second adventure soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy Krista Davis' writing. I first discovered her knack with mystery when I read MURDER SHE BARKED. I also read the next book in that series. While waiting for the third book in that series, I began this Diva series. Her writing contains enough humor for some lightness while keeping the reader guessing "who done it".
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a fun read! I never did figure out the really bad guy! I will be anxious for the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1.5 stars. The title was more intersting than the book it self. The story was dull ,far fetched & all over the place. The characters were bland & one dimenesional. Before it has never taken me 3 weeks to finish a book.
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EZREADER211 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading this book. Read it very quickly. Anxious to find out the ending. It wasn't who I thought it was.
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Sophie is preparing to host her family for dinner, as well as participate in a stuffing baking contest. Off to the store for her groceries, she has an encounter with a strange man who wants her to adopt an unwanted kitten.  Sophie's mind is on the impending events, so she refuses the adorable kitty, but has a change of heart in the store.  When she leaves, she searches out the man and his kitty.  Fortunately, she finds the kitty in it's box, but unfortunate she also finds the man, dead, in the dumpster!! Problems multiply from here on out!!  Sophie's parents have added a few guests to her dinner list, Sophie's ex husband and his new girlfriend, Natasha amongst them.  Sophie and Natasha had been childhood girlfriends, but competition between them for everything in their lives caused a real split.  Natasha runs an advice column for super-perfection 'hostess with the mostess' answers to fan's mail.  She was also competing with Sophie in the upcoming stuffing competition. A few other unusual people are added to the guest list too.  But the final addition is the handsome Detective Wolf, who seems to have Sophie at the top of his murder suspect list.   Each chapter is headed by a question to either Natasha or Sophie.  The answers alone would sell this book for me.  The mystery, humor, and romance is enhanced with recipes for all us 'foodie' readers.  Fortunately, this is a winning first book in Krista Davis' Diva series.  Can't wait to get my teeth into the next few books she's already 'cooked up' for her readers.  Not to be missed for cozy foodie readers!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun quick to read. Characters fun & I love Sophie & her adventures.
cresotko More than 1 year ago
I love this series. It is a well crafted mystery, with some nice jabs at the Martha Stewart wanna-bes. I highly recommend it. Lots of fun, and great characters.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can not believe how happy I am to have started this series. I bought the whole series at once and jumped right in. Sophie is my new bff. Old Towne as the setting is perfect. Thank you Krista for a wonderful series I look forward to a long wonderful relationship with Sophie and the rest of the wacky residents of Old Towne.
asalice More than 1 year ago
It was a great book. I have enjoyed all of the books in this series. She gives decorating tips for the holidays plus recipes for dishes are included at the end of each book.
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PinkChi More than 1 year ago
This is the first in a series. I will continue with the rest. This is not your typical amature sluth story, but one where the main character is a suspect. Oh, this is also a super cozy.