The Diva Haunts the House, the latest book in Krista Davis' deliciously cozy mystery series, finds domestic diva Sophie Winston knee deep in organizing a community haunted house for the kids in her neighborhood.
As Halloween approaches, strange things begin happening in the house and Sophie learns that a reputed vampire used to live there. When a man is found dead at a costume party with fang marks on his neck, people start whispering. Is the culprit really a vampire, or was the murder a horrible stunt to garner publicity for Sophie's haunted house? It's up to Sophie to get to the bottom of things fast, because garlic won't protect her from a cold blooded killer.
I really enjoyed this book and felt that it was the perfect Halloween read. There were costume parties, séances, a tricky black cat and the overall spooky setting of a historic town with ghost stories of its own; what more could you want at this time of year? There are also some big surprises involving Sophie's ex-husband, and Natasha (his new girlfriend) was, as usual, on her worst behavior. Seeing how Sophie reacts to Natasha's barbs is always fun.
Still, the best part of the book is the fact that it really puts you in the mood for Halloween. Krista Davis does a wonderful job of making the reader feel as if she's celebrating the season right alongside all the characters. If you're looking for something fun, festive and a little spooky, this is it!