A Feast for the Imagination: The Diva Runs Out of Thyme

P.D. Workman
2 min readOct 24, 2023

Friday I released They Sought Vengeance, the latest book in the Zachary Goldman Mysteries series. Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey with private investigator Zachary Goldman as he unravels the truth behind a father’s death, delving into a world of family secrets, lies, and a sinister plot. Dive into the heart-pounding pages of this enthralling tale!

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In The Diva Runs Out of Thyme, the first book in the A Domestic Diva Mystery series by Krista Davis, readers are treated to a delightful culinary cozy mystery that checks all the boxes for a cozy mystery lover. With a troublesome kitten, a handsome policeman, an amateur sleuth, and victims dropping like flies, this book offers a captivating and twisty plot that will keep readers guessing until the very end.

One of the highlights of this book is the abundance of suspects, each with their own motives and secrets. As the story unfolds, readers are introduced to a colorful cast of characters, all of whom could potentially be the culprit behind the series of murders.

Adding to the excitement is a Thanksgiving stuffing contest, which not only serves as a backdrop for the story but also adds a touch of culinary flair to the mystery. The author does a fantastic job of incorporating mouth-watering descriptions of food, as well as cooking and entertaining tips.

Another interesting aspect of the book is the complicated relationship between the protagonist and her long-time rival, who happens to be married to her ex.

Overall, The Diva Runs Out of Thyme is a highly entertaining and engaging read. Krista Davis has created a captivating start to the A Domestic Diva Mystery series, and new fans will be eager to binge-read this series (currently 17 books.)

The kitten’s owner was sprawled faceup on heaps of discarded produce. A stain the color of pomegranate seeped across his white sweatshirt.

Krista Davis, The Diva Runs Out of Thyme

SUMMARY

Domestic diva Sophie Winston is about to learn that some dishes are best served cold…

Few can compete with local celebrity Natasha Smith when it comes to entertaining, but Sophie Winston is determined to try. Her childhood rival may have stolen the spotlight — and her husband — but this Thanksgiving Sophie is determined to rob Natasha of the prize for Alexandria, Virginia’s Stupendous Stuffing Shakedown. She just needs the right ingredient.

But Sophie’s search for the perfect turkey takes a basting when she stumbles across a corpse. And when the police find her name and photo inside the victim’s car, Sophie will have to set her trussing aside to solve the murder — or she’ll be serving up prison grub…

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P.D. Workman

Writing riveting mystery, suspense, and young adult fiction about real life issues.