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Book Review: The Diva Wraps It Up by Krista Davis

Updated on November 7, 2014
Christmas comes early for Sophie and the gang
Christmas comes early for Sophie and the gang

Murder and Mayhem Abound This Holiday Season

Christmas came a little early this year, thanks to Krista Davis with the eighth installment of the Domestic Diva mysteries.

In The Diva Wraps It Up Sophie Winston has her hands full when her client, Horace Scroggins, falls from a balcony during his annual Christmas party impaling himself. He whispers to her about never letting his wife know and instructs her to get a letter from his desk drawer.

As Horace lies in the hospital, the citizens of Old Town are busy decorating their homes in the first annual Christmas decorating contest. With many categories, Sophie's ex-husband, Mars, wants to decorate her house since his own Diva, Natasha (and Sophie's domestic rival) won't let him. After agreeing to let him decorate the house, the women of the neighborhood are off to a cookie swap party hosted by Gwen Babineaux, a new neighbor on the block.

Gwen's party is interrupted when an unexpected guest shows up and later Gwen goes missing. Just as Sophie's getting ready to head out to a Christmas party with Alex German, she discovers Gwen's body in Natasha and Mars' garage (excuse me, Carriage House. Natasha would have a fit if I called it what it was).

Davis has scored another hit with this installment with a variety of events going on throughout the holiday season. Always entertaining, she opens this installment with a Christmas letter from the Babineaux's and continues to incorporate letters to both Sophie and Natasha at the beginning of each chapter. Throughout the series, I've always enjoyed these letters since I've learned something along the way.

Fast and furious, this is yet another page turner in the series and if you've been a fan of the series, don't let the title fool you since Davis insists this is not the last installment in the series.

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