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The Diva Digs Up the Dirt (A Domestic Diva Mystery #6)

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  765 ratings  ·  83 reviews
Trouble in spades... Determined not to be a garden-variety diva, Sophie Winston's neighbor, Natasha, cultivates a plan to shine on television--using Sophie's backyard. As the cast and crew of the makeover show "Tear It Up With Troy" bulldoze through her backyard--and vacation--Sophie retreats to her perennial boyfriend Wolf's to replace a dead rose bush. But her tender dee ...more
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Published June 1st 2012 by Berkley Books
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This series is one of my favorites; each mystery keeps getting better and better and the characters are all amazing. THis book was no let down, mixing an old disappearance with a new murder it was action-packed from the get-go!

Sophie was once again a level-headed character who doesn't mince her words and for this mystery we get to see a lot more of her friend, and across the street neighbor, Nina, and her next door neighbor and friend, Francie helping her with her sleuthing. I was actually wonde
❂ Jennifer (reviews on BookLikes)
Well, I suppose if you read this series, you had to see this plot line coming. The mystery about Wolf's wife's disappearance is the focal point of this book, along with the strange goings-on in one local family. Lots of upheaval for Sophie in this book.

I enjoyed this book quite a bit. The characters are always fun, always interesting. Personally, I'd smack Natasha into next week if I were Sophie, but I guess every cozy has to have a 'nemesis' these days. I really look forward to seeing the next
The Diva books are not easy to put down, Krista Davis has a way of ending her chapters with just a morsel that has you saying, “well, just a little bit more” and soon you are up way past your bedtime finding out what Sophie and Natasha are up to.

All Sophie Winston wanted was a nice backyard vacation, no work for two weeks. A peaceful and quiet time with her gardening and pets, she works hard, that should not be too much to ask for. All that changed when Mona charges into her backyard and demands
Excellent. This series just keeps getting better. The disappearance of Wolf's wife that has hovered in the background of earlier books is addressed in this one. The author's timing is perfect. Sophie and the supporting characters are well-developed at this point and their actions are consistent with what readers have come to expect. Krista Davis intertwines the disfunctional family of a wealthy entrepreneur whose annual picnic Sophie plans with a discovery she makes that reopens investigation in ...more
Versel Rush
(For synopsis, please read the blurb in the book description.)

I have loved everyone of "The Diva" series since I picked up the first one. This is no different.

In a very real way, "The Diva Digs Up the Dirt" is sort of a transitional book for Davis and her sleuth, Sophie. The transitions are obvious within the first 3 or 4 chapters and they all lead the reader to a "what next" set of questions--What next for Sophie and Mars? What next for Sophie and Wolf? What next for Sophie's house? and, by the
I'm giving this book 3 stars because I liked how it takes place around gardening and landscaping. Makes me wish I had a garden. Maybe someday. Other than that, I felt that the book was to long and there were to many characters, I got confused keeping track of everyone. And it seemed to repeat itself. Instead of having clues to the killer and what happpened to Wolf's wife they seemed to run around and blame everyone. I still like Sophie and Nina, but feel like Sophie lets Natasha get her way to m ...more
This is the first book I have ever read by this author or from this series. Usually I steer clear of books in the middle of a series because I am worried that I will be lost. The plot just sounded way too good for me to do that this time though. With some apprehension I picked up this book, hoping against all hope, that it would wow me and not make me regret my decision to just jump into the series. I was not at all disappointed! There were a few things that may have made a bit more sense had I ...more
Have I mentioned before that this is one of my favorite cozy series?? Probably, as I recommend it every time I'm asked for a good recommendation in this genre. This one was a little different from others in the series and there are some big changes. Will be interested to see what shakes out for Sophie in the next one. RECOMMEND!!
Lucy Burdette
Sophie is an irresistible character with a pack of funny friends who are constantly eating and drinking. Do not diet while reading this series!
3.5 stars. I can't put my finger on it, but for some reason I did not love this book the way I have others in the series.
Hollie Snider
Anxiously awaiting the release of this one in June.
Amanda Vert
I'm torn between giving The Diva Digs Up the Dirt a 1 or 2 stars. I didn't hate the novel, but I wouldn't recommend the series to anyone. I haven't read any of the other novels in this series, but at the library I fell in love with the cover and therefore choose this novel for my 2015 Reading Challenge (a novel based on it's cover). The story line was all over the place and I guessed the twist early on. Also I didn't like that the chapters would end in the middle of a conversation. I did enjoy t ...more
Paula Ratcliffe
All I can say is wow and Natasha is at it again. Now Natasha is having Sophie's yard ripped apart to install a garage. Sophie grudgingly agrees to allow it happen. In a desperate attempt to flee Natasha's madness Sophie buys a rose bush and takes it over to her boyfriends house to plant it after retrieving the old bush she discovers a purse with a wallet inside that belongs to her boyfriend Wolf's missing wife. The fingers all point at Wolf having killed his wife and it's up to Sophie to find ou ...more
Alannah Davis
I bought this book not realizing I was coming into the middle of a series (why, oh why is it so difficult to find a stand-alone mystery these days????). Not to worry - you don't need to read the previous books in the series to get what is going on.

I'm not giving this 5 stars because I found the character of Natasha to be so over-the-top unbelievable. However, the rest of the characters, as well as the story, are awesome.

Sophie Winston is looking forward to a few days off. But then a reality sh
All Sophie wants to do is sit back and relax and enjoy her one week of vacation. Natasha is not going to let that happen. She has plans to become a television star and she is going to use Sophie's backyard to put her plan in motion. She has entered Sophie to be on the show Tear It With Troy and Sophie has won a backyard makeover.

Natasha has things under control and is driving the host Troy absolutely crazy. It is the perfect time for Sophie to make her getaway. She decides she is going to hideou
I have read all the Diva books that Krista Davis has written. I think this is one of the better ones. Sophie is an events planner whose has worked hard and plans to enjoy her 2 week vacation. Her last event before her vacation is with one of her more frequent clients - Mr Greene. He has an annual family picnic where he invites his employees and their family. This year is a little different where he has a trophy wife and he is close to retirement.

Things start to go crazy at this party and peopl
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The Diva Digs up the Dirt is another hit by Krista Davis. Once again Sophie finds herself spread too thin between her work and her love life. She has just finished up her party planning season, by planning the company social for Roscoe Greene, but, her summer freedom quickly disappears with the appearance of a strange woman asking for Sophie's help to find her missing daughter.

Sophie apologizes to the woman, denying t
Kelly Knapp
Sep 13, 2012 Kelly Knapp rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery lovers, romance lovers
Recommended to Kelly by: no one, it is the next in a series I like.
OK! So, this is a prime example of why I do not care for series where the romance develops in the background. Still, the writing was as good if not better than the previous titles in the series. I wish we had seen more of Mochie in this one, she is so cute.

In this book, we find our Sophie planning a BBQ in the middle of a feud. When this gig is over, she is taking two weeks blessed and deserved vacation. But instead of a vaction, Sophie is in for a wild time.

When an elderly gentleman divorces h
It's Sophie's brief two-week vacation, and Natascha's shown up with a TV show to tear up Sophie's backyard to put in a much-needed garage. Fortunately, Sophie has two mysteries to solve... the perfect excuses to escape the renovation's noise. While gardening, she found the purse of her boyfriend's missing wife -- and Wolf is suspected of her murder. Sophie also gets wrapped up in the drama surrounding a rich client's family, all of whom seem to be wanting each other dead. Can she clear Wolf's na ...more
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Sophie Winston is expecting to have a vacation at home. Quiet and un-eventful (yes, that was intended.) Little did she see not only a murder case pending, but, being involved in the deconstruction of her own romantic life...

The last event Sophie manages prior her time off ends up being more than she bargained for. Not only will it keep her busy but suddenly she is surrounded by persons wishing each other ill. Sophie finds herself circled by thefts and attempted murders.

Sophie knows Wolf's marria
This is the sixth book in the Domestic Diva Mystery Series. It is a blend of mystery and comedy. Sophie Winston's neighbor, Natasha puts a plan into motion so she can cultivate a television personality--using Sophie's backyard. A makeover show decides to build Sophie a garage. Sophie, trying to get away from the confusion, retreats to her boyfriend's house to plant a surprise rose bush. However, she digs up a purse belonging to Wolf's missing wife. So the mystery begins...
This book was ok, nothing really special to me. I'm not saying it was bad, just wasn't my taste.

Sophie seemed to go too easy on the people bothering her, like Natasha and Mona. They both did things that most people would get upset about, but Sophie kinda shrugged them off. She was too trusting of people.

The mystery itself was interesting up until it was solved, everything came together too quick for me.
Lyndsey Plitt
This is probably one of the best books I have ever read in the cozy mystery genre. So many suspects and they all have such plausible motives that you will be constantly guessing who did it. There are numerous well written characters in this book as well. I found myself really rooting for Roscoe and admiring his intelligence and determination even though he was a bit of a cad with how he treated his ex wife. Sophie is such a great protagonist as well,I don't want to give away too much but she has ...more
Diane ~Firefly~
I really like this series overall, but I'm a bit disappointed in some of the stuff that happened this time. One of the things I always enjoy are the advice columns at the beginning of every chapter. Since each book has a different theme, it is a great way to learn some new and interesting information. The mystery was good, but I was pretty sure who did it midway through. I am not happy about (view spoiler) ...more
My daughter picked this out for me at the library because it was pretty. Reading this, I could tell that it was a series book, but I didn't feel that I was missing out on anything that made the story understandable. A nice, light mystery. I would read more of these.
Linda Smatzny
This is the sixth book in the Domestic Diva Series. The main character is Sophie Winston who plans parties in the Alexandria,VA. area. She also solves crimes. This time the crimes include several poisonings and two murders. Sophie is also dealing with her boyfriend,Wolf, and is supposed dead wife,Anne. It was a fast easy read.
The Diva Digs Up the Dirt by Krista Davis

This was a fun, light read that was easy to pick up and put down when I needed. It has interesting characters and though I think it's ridiculous to wear a dress, heels and makeup for every public outing, it's pretty fun to read.

Davis does a good job with her characters, some good, some annoying and some interesting.
This was by far my favorite of the series. Poor Sophie but she did the right thing and Wolf clearly never loved her.
Luffy Monkey D.
Whoever said that the more things change the more they look alike clearly hasn't read this book. It's a major departure from the usual solid storytelling the author served. There are less people to keep track of. I didn't know what score to give this book. It could be a one, two or three stars. The reading experience was shambolic as I suffered from reader's burnout. On the plus side, the bittersweet conclusion appealed to my nature. The only predictable thing was the overuse, again, of more th ...more
Stephanie Keller
Loved this book! The Diva's life is as wild and crazy as mine.
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Krista Davis lives and writes in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She lived in Northern Virginia for many years and resided for a time in Old Town Alexandria where her Domestic Diva Mysteries take place.

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