The Diva Paints the Town by Krista Davis is the third book in the “Domestic Diva” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime (Penguin), February 2010
Sophie Winston’s reclusive neighbor, Professor Mordecai Artemus, has died—and left his sprawling home to his Pomeranian. Sophie feels a tad guilty for not having befriended Mordecai. But at least she’s not as heartless as her nemesis, Natasha, who’s descended upon the house with a crew of interior designers and contractors to renovate the place for the statewide Spring Home and Garden Tour.
Even Sophie’s been assigned a room to decorate: the family room where the Professor did most of his living—and where he died. In the midst of cleaning, spackling and painting, Sophie uncovers a second body—but when she looks again, it’s disappeared! Now Sophie has to hammer away to discover the truth about the missing man, before her best friend gets nailed for murder.
This was an enjoyable story that kept pulling me to finish. The plot was great and I love Sophie and her friends, especially Nina and Francie. I can’t wait for their adventure and I hope we get to see more of the relationship between Sophie and Wolf. My rating: 4 stars