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The Diva Serves High Tea

(A Domestic Diva Mystery #10)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  1,592 ratings  ·  210 reviews
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
Mass Market Paperback, 290 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by Berkley (first published June 1st 2016)
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Meghan Shuttlesworth it has some mild violence and topically mentions an affair, but I don't think there is anything really unseemly in it. The part about the affair is as…moreit has some mild violence and topically mentions an affair, but I don't think there is anything really unseemly in it. The part about the affair is asked by a nine year old character and the response he is given is that an affair is when a married person falls in love with someone else. I also listened to this as an audio book in front of my 7 year old and he was not bothered by any part of it or ask any questions that a 7 year old should not know the answer to.(less)

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Mar 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
It's been a long time since I read a book and rated it one star. But this particular example is fraught with deterrences. It's as if the author wanted to troll its audience. The former is at the end of her tether I'm afraid.

The attempt to juggle melodramatic characters and a mystery backfired on Krista Davis, who should have known better. You know how writers rightly believe that if they don't keep on writing, their book sales will taper off.

It's time for me to stop what has at been been a patch
I loved this book, it never slowed down. Between attacks, murder, past histories and much more you never know what is coming next, you are kept on your toes. I am afraid to say too much because I don't want to give anything away. Sophie attends a tea for a charity auction, man trouble is in the works. Of course a murder occurs that leaves a hint to the past, attacks are going on, and you don't know who is going to be next or who to trust and believe. Sophie has her hands full trying to figure th ...more
Jul 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016
I do so enjoy this series. Yes, I know Natasha is a PITA, and she's in top form in this one, but I find it easy to overlook her. There's a lot going on in this one with relationships and murder, so Ms. Davis keeps you guessing. I didn't figure out whodunit until pretty much the big reveal which is always a plus. Looking forward to the next one to see where the relationships go! RECOMMEND! ...more
There are some cozy authors that consistently blow me out of the water with the solidity of their book; Krista Davis is one of them. I have never read one of her books and come off it thinking that it was a bad or even mediocre book. Her books are consistently solid, reliable mysteries that I look forward to reading when they're released. The Diva Serves High Tea was no exception to this rule.

Let me start by saying that the titles are extremely corny and they honestly cast a bad light on the boo
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Time for tea! The Parlour is open and is hosting a literacy fundraiser, an auction. Our domestic diva, Sophie Winston, and her friends are there and bidding up a storm while enjoying the delightful fare the tea shop has provided.

The next morning Robert Johnson, the owner of the antique shop across the street from The Parlor is found dead. The police believe he was poisoned by something he ate at the fundraiser. The Parlor is shut down until all the food can be checked. No one
Peggy R
Another fun installment in the Domestic Diva Mystery series. I have grown very fond of Sophie. And, for me, I really enjoy the friendship that has been established with her, Mars, Bernie, Nina, and Francine. Their relationship and how they pitch in to help Sophie solve the mystery gives more depth and humor to the story and the series. Even Natasha has grown on me. There is a 10-year-old boy that plays a role in the story and I enjoyed how he added to the story and Sophie's relationship with him ...more
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this one mystery surrounds Botulism. Natalie and Mars relation also in focus. Tips for tea, bone china and tea sandwiches.
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cooking, cozy, mystery
It happened! Right at the beginning of chapter 4 and I couldn't be happier! I won't say a word, so as not to ruin the book for anyone, but what I've been hoping for has come to pass! Now that I've gotten the giddiness out of my system, on to my review. :)

I've been a fan of Krista Davis' Domestic Diva Mysteries from the start, and this tenth book didn't disappoint! The story kept a good pace throughout, not rushing or lagging. It also has a good balance of mystery and regular-day stuff, like the
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This is # 10 in the Domestic Diva Mystery Series, featuring two rival “divas” in Alexandria VA. Sophie Winston is the rational one. Her “friend” and rival is Natasha is the Diva (with a capital D) at a local TV show, and a drama queen if ever there was one. When the handsome and charming owner of a new antiques shop is found dying of botulism poisoning the morning after he attended a fund raiser at the new tea shop in town, everyone assumes it was accidental. But as Sophie learns more about Robe ...more
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The 10th page turner in the Domestic Diva Mysteries by Krista Davis! Fun to read with a smorgasbord of entertaining characters! Never a dull moment! Sophie Winston, an event planner, is welcoming newcomer, Martha Carter, owner of the new tea shop, The Parlour. The ladies in town like to gather for tea and gossip about how they find the proprietor of the antique store, Robert Johnson, a handsome, eligible widower but, alas; he soon perishes! Someone's in hot water now, and Sophie's sleuthing for ...more
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
A favorite part of this book for me was the friendship between Kevin and Sophie! Kevin was quite the little man lol. I was very intrigued by the story and went back and forth as to who the murder/s were. One of the things I love about the Diva series is the continued friendship between Sophie and her ex Mars. It's refreshing to see ex's not at each others throats. I wish Sophie would ditch Alex, though. I don't see what he really adds to her life. They are very rarely even together. What's the p ...more
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
I always enjoy spending a little time in Sophie Winston’s world. Cozy to the max!
Oct 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library, cozy-mystery
This installment is one of my favorites in the series. It was very entertaining for me and held my attention good.
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Domestic Diva is back, and better than ever!

Ten books into this wonderful series, and Krista Davis still gives a story that is as fresh as tea time treats.

The first thing I have to mention is how much I love that each chapter begins with a “Dear Natasha” or “Dear Sophie” letter. I went through and read them all before I started the book! I couldn’t help myself.

A friend of mine has been teaching me the way of “tea”. She doesn’t know she if, but I’ve been paying close attention to her FB po
Jennifer Brown
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Holy crap! This book had me spinning in circles with who the killer might be the entire time...I LOVED IT!! I was with the characters on going back and forth about the murderer with all the facts that were slowly revealed and I still didn't guess who it was correctly! There were a few small things that were obvious, but nothing major.

I love the characters in this series (yes, even Natasha). They are so lively and lovable and I could see myself hanging out with people like this. I did realize in
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I think when looking at this book through a particular lens this is the most well crafted and mature book in the entire series. I have been a long time fan of Sophie, Natasha, Nina, Mars and Bernie and I simply adore this series!
When a new Tea Parlor opens up in town the town is all a Twitter until the new antique shop in towns owner Robert Johnson dies of Botulism poisoning. It is up to Sophie and the gang to find Robert's killer before there are more deaths!
I love the way that Krista tells t
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
*FTC: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.*

In this 10th serving of Krista Davis’ Domestic Diva series, Sophie Winston finds herself yet again entangled in the affairs (and deaths) of others. “Rosie” is the last word of Robert, a new-to-the-area antiques dealer, and unfortunately, Sophie is the one to hear it. Unraveling the mystery of “Rosie” will require Sophie and the gang (Nina, Mars, Bernie, and Francie) to poke around the new tea shop in t
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have ever preordered - would I pre order again if this it was this author, No I'd be standing in line waiting for the bookstore to open so I could get it the day it was released; I wouldn't want to wait for it to come in the mail. Krista Davis is without a doubt one of the best cozy writers out there and her Domestic Diva Series is my favorite. The characters are all people I would love to spend time with, heck no share a meal and a murder with. Ms. Davis writing is supe ...more
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
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 with.

Many people are excited when The Parlour, a tea shop, opens, but soon Robert Johnson, owner of an antique store across the street, dies after eating there at a fundraiser organized by Natasha. Sophie would like to see The Parlour reopened quickly,
May 29, 2017 rated it liked it
This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series, and I really wanted to love this book, but the plot and characters were just too scattered and helter-skelter for me. There was a lot happening in this book, and a lot of people with motives for murder.

Mars and Sophie's complicated relationship is starting to wear thin, Natasha and her digs toward Sophie have worn thin, and this book didn't seem as well put together as previous books in the series. If Mars and Sophie can't get it together and try a
Kathy Dunn
May 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Krista Davis serves up high tea for her fans in this latest book in the Domestic Diva series and it is a treat! Excitement is in the air when The Parlour, a tea shop in town is opened. But when newcomer, Warren Smith, proprietor of the newest antique store in Old Town, is found dead, all eyes turn to the new tea shop where the literacy fundraiser was held the evening before. But Warren may not be at all what he seemed and Sophie digs to get to the bottom of the story. Of course, our favorite cha ...more
Lisa Morin
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Apr 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
3.5 stars. I wish I were more like Sophie - able to whip up delicious meals any time of day or night, inviting people into my clean house to socialize. But...I'm too busy reading!

I think it would have been a 4 star read for me except, I'm pretty sick of Natasha. She's a toxic, mean personality, and people never call her on all the cruel things she says. I know she provides some comic relief, but aaargh! Apparantly besides cooking and cleaning, Sophie is also a lot nicer than me!
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars

Another cute installment in the diva series. I love reading these books, I feel like I’m catching up with all of the characters each time.
Jun 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: daniele

The Diva Serves High Tea
A Domestic Diva Mystery #10
By Krista Davis
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele


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
Jill Tool
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Krista Davis has done it again! She has brought a fun, relaxing, enjoyable, humorous read. Sophie, Natasha, Bernie, Nina, Francie, Mars, Wolfe, Alex, and the whole town of Old Town are all back for another fun filled adventure.

When Sophie receives a late night text from Natasha stating she has an intruder in her house, Sophie races across the street just in time to see a person dressed in black, running down the alley. With Natasha inside knocked out Sophie calls the police, when Natasha comes
K.A. Davis
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
THE DIVA SERVES HIGH TEA by Krista Davis is book ten in her Domestic Diva Mystery series and I think her best book by far! The preceding books in this series have all been great and I eagerly anticipate each new release, but THE DIVA SERVES HIGH TEA captivated me from the very beginning. The first page starts off with a bang and the fast-paced story continues throughout. I literally kept saying 'just one more chapter' even though my sleep-deprived eyes begged for is a true page turner ...more
Oct 28, 2018 rated it liked it

I usually try to do series in order but sometimes it just depends on the availability of what I can find.
(And for a lot of series, it isn’t necessary to do it in order, ie. a lot of the cozy’s, some of the romances)

So b/c I’m doing this one out of order, I know I missed a few things w/some of the regular characters.
For instance, Wolf & Sophie broke up. Sophie’s new boyfriend is Alex. And Wolf is married.
What the heck????
I hate it when I get invested in a storyline (ie. a romance) only to have i
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozies
I always enjoy catching up with the characters in Old Town, Virginia. This book was no exception. Sophie is woken up very early in the morning by receiving a text from Natasha that there is an intruder in the house. With Mars out of town Sophie goes to check on Natasha and ends up scaring the intruder away. She finds Natasha locked in the bathroom and calls the police. Natasha enlists Sophie's help with her antique auction at a new business called The Parlor.

When one of the guests is found dead
Dawn Halverson
Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Diva Serves High Tea is the tenth book in the “Domestic Diva” mystery series by the wonderfully talented Krista Davis. This entry into the series opens with event planner, Sophie Winston, getting awakened in the middle of the night by a text from Natasha (Sophie’s neighbor, childhood friend, significant other of Sophie’s ex-husband, and the true diva in this series) with only one word, “Intruder.” The excitement starts with that and continues non-stop until the very end! A new tea room calle ...more
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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 wit

Other books in the series

A Domestic Diva Mystery (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • The Diva Runs Out of Thyme (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #1)
  • The Diva Takes the Cake (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #2)
  • The Diva Paints the Town (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #3)
  • The Diva Cooks a Goose (A Domestic Diva Mystery,  #4)
  • The Diva Haunts the House (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #5)
  • The Diva Digs Up the Dirt (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #6)
  • The Diva Frosts a Cupcake (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #7)
  • The Diva Wraps It Up (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #8)
  • The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #9)
  • The Diva Cooks up a Storm (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #11)

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