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Krista Davis

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Krista Davis lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where she writes three mystery series. She lived in Northern Virginia for many years and resided for a time in Old Town Alexandria where her Domestic Diva Mysteries take place.

Krista also writes the Paws and Claws Mysteries, which debuted with MURDER, SHE BARKED. They are set in a resort town that caters to people who want to vacation with their dogs and cats. Alas, charming Wagtail Mountain, Virginia, where dogs and cats are welcome everywhere is fictional.

Her newest series, the Pen & Ink Mysteries, features covers that can be colored! Read the book and have fun coloring the cover.

She likes to cook and bake (okay, what she really likes is eating) so it was only natural for her to


The Divas Are Back Giveaway #6!

The Diva Digs Up the Dirt (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #6) by Krista Davis

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Published on May 09, 2018 08:43 Tags: giveaway, krista-davis, the-diva-digs-up-the-dirt
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The Diva Runs Out of Thyme The Diva Takes the Cake The Diva Paints the Town The Diva Cooks a Goose The Diva Haunts the House The Diva Digs Up the Dirt The Diva Frosts a Cupcake
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Mission Impawsible by Krista Davis
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The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis
"The Diva Serves High Tea is the tenth book in the A Domestic Diva Mystery series.

Another enjoyable visit with Sophie and Natasha in Old Town Alexandria, Va. As much as Natasha gets on my nerves, I also have to laugh at some of the things she comes wi" Read more of this review »
The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis
"I adore this series for the small town charm, the amusing neighbors, the food, the romance, and the friendships. This installment of the series hits the spot. The interactions between the neighbors adds layers to the plot, woven perfectly with moment" Read more of this review »
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“He wore classic nerd glasses, with frames that were dark at the top and clear at the bottom. In spite of his studious appearance, he was actually fairly good-looking.”
Krista Davis, The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer

“I’m to take flowers to the graves of my ancestors.” “That”
Krista Davis, The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer

“Caramel Apple Bundt Cake For people. Cake 1½ cups flour 1 cup pecans 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 1½ teaspoons cinnamon ¾ teaspoon nutmeg ¾ teaspoon cloves ¼ teaspoon salt 2 medium apples, peeled and cored ½ cup sugar + extra 1¼ sticks (10 tablespoons) butter at room temperature + extra for greasing the pan 1 cup packed dark brown sugar 2 large eggs at room temperature 1 cup applesauce Preheat oven to 350ºF. Place the flour, pecans, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt in a food processor and pulse until the pecans are fine. Transfer the flour mixture to a bowl. Insert the grating disk and grate the apples. Take 1 tablespoon of sugar out of the plain sugar and set it aside. Cream the butter with the sugars. Beat in the eggs. Alternate adding the applesauce and the flour mixture until completely combined. Stir in the grated apples. Grease the Bundt pan liberally. Sprinkle the extra sugar on the butter. You may need another tablespoon of sugar for full coverage. Use a cooking spoon to ladle the batter into the Bundt pan and smooth the top. Bake 40 minutes or until it begins to pull away from the sides and a cake tester comes out clean. Allow to rest on a baking rack about 5 to 10 minutes. Loosen the edges, and flip onto the rack. When cool, top with caramel. Caramel 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup packed dark brown sugar ¼ cup heavy cream Place the ingredients in a deep microwave-safe dish (I used a 4-cup Pyrex measuring cup). Microwave in short bursts, stirring occasionally, until it bubbles up and the sugar melts. (You may find that you even like it if the sugar doesn’t melt!) Swedish Tea Ring For people.”
Krista Davis, Murder Most Howl


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Krista Davis Wow, that was fast! I'm glad it made it. Crossing my fingers that you'll like it!!!


Rachel wrote: "Dearest Krista!
I just got Murder Most Howl in the mail, today! I am so excited, and on Halloween of all days!
I looooove the cover. Darling! It also reminds me of the antique apothecary bottles we..."

Rachel Dearest Krista!
I just got Murder Most Howl in the mail, today! I am so excited, and on Halloween of all days!
I looooove the cover. Darling! It also reminds me of the antique apothecary bottles we also sell at the shop.
Will be posting my review as soon as I am finished (knowing me, like tomorrow or Monday!)
Thanks for thinking of me!
Brightest Blessings,
North By Northwest

Marzana Islam Thank you for adding me as a friend! I am in love with your series! They are so good Can't wait for more! :D much love!

Fellow fan! :D xxxx

Yvonne Thanks for adding me to your friends! I'm a huge fan of your books.

Vannessa I just ordered "Diva Cooks a Goose" at my local mystery bookstore. I can't wait to start reading it!

Krista Davis I should thank you, Beth! I'm the new kid on the block at GoodReads and haven't figured out where the water fountain is yet. It's nice to see a friendly face!

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Beth Hi Krista,
Thanks for befriending me here as well as elsewhere!

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