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The spirited sequel to the New York Timesand#160;bestseller,and#160;Murder, She Barked
Wagtail, Virginia, the top pet-friendly getaway in the United States, is gearing up for a howling good Halloweenand#151;until a spooky murder shakes the town to its core . . .
Holly Miller doesnand#8217;t believe in spirits, but the Sugar Maple Inn is filled with guests who do. The TV series in development, Apparition Apprehenders, has descended on Wagtailand#8217;s annual Halloween festivities to investigate supernatural local legends, and Holly has her hands full showing the ghost hunters a scary-fun time.
But the frights turn real when Hollyand#8217;s Jack Russell, Trixie, and kitten, Twinkletoes, find a young woman drowned in the Wagtail Springs Hoteland#8217;s bathhouseand#151;the spot of the townand#8217;s most infamous haunting. The crime scene is eerily similar to the creepy legend, convincing Holly that the death wasnand#8217;t just accidental. Now sheand#8217;ll have to race to catch a flesh-and-blood killerand#151;before someone else in town gives up the ghost . . .
Few can compete with Natasha Smith when it comes to entertaining, but rival Sophie Winston is determined to beat her in the Stupendous Stuffing Shakedown. But Sophie's search for the perfect turkey ends after she stumbles across a corpse. This first title in an all-new series includes recipes. Original.
In the latest novel in the national bestselling Domestic Diva Mystery series, itand#8217;s beginning to look a lot like murderand#133;
The holidays are domestic diva Sophie Winstonand#8217;s favorite time of year. But this season, there seem to be more mishaps than mistletoe. First, Horace Scroggins tumbles from a balcony during his office Christmas party. Then, Sophieand#8217;s neighbor takes a fall from his ladder while decorating his roof with lights. But itand#8217;s the cookie swap that really starts her wondering whoand#8217;s naughty or niceand#133;.
Sophie arrives at the annual event with high spirits and thirteen dozen chocolate-drizzled gingersnaps. But when an argument erupts and a murder ensues, it becomes clear that the recent string of events is anything but accidental. Now Sophie has to make a list of suspectsand#133;and check it twice!
Revenge is sweet…
Sophie Winston and her BFF, Nina Reid Norwood, share a sweet spot for animals. So Sophie is delighted to help when Nina cooks up Cupcakes and Pupcakes—a fundraising event for animal shelters. All the local bakeries will be selling treats, with the profits going to pups and kitties in need. But Old Town is in for a whole batch of trouble when a cupcake war erupts between two bakeries…
Tongues wag and tempers rise when a partner leaves Sugar Baby Bakery and unveils her competing cupcakery, Sugar Mama, precisely as the fundraiser gets under way. Just as it seems nothing else can go wrong, Sugar Baby’s sole remaining employee is found dead. Suspicion falls on the feuding owners, but the scrumptious new guy in town is also raising some eyebrows. Now Sophie and Nina have to sift through the clues and discover who isn’t as sweet as they seem…
Delicious recipes and entertaining tips included!
About the Author
Krista Davis is the national bestselling author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries. Her first book, The Diva Runs Out of Thyme, was nominated for an Agatha Award. Krista lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with an Ocicat named Mochie and a brood of dogs. Her friends and family complain about being guinea pigs for her recipes, but she notices that they keep coming back for more.
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