Wednesday, April 20, 2011
by Nina Reid Norwood of the
Domestic Diva Mysteries
by Krista Davis
The great thing about being in the Domestic Diva Mysteries is that I get to eat all kinds of delicious food. I love to eat. Anything with cheese, mushrooms, artichokes, not to mention chocolate! The down side is that everyone thinks I'm a domestic diva. Did you know that Krista refers to me as the anti-diva? Now that's embarrassing.
The truth is that when my monster, excuse me, mother-in-law visits, I have takeout delivered to Sophie's house so I can transfer it to her serving dishes and throw the empty containers into Sophie's trash. So far I've got the mother-in-law fooled, but she's always making little comments like, "This is delicious! Worthy of a restaurant." I think the super clean refrigerator has her wondering. Thank goodness she doesn't visit often.
My husband is a forensic pathologist. He's always traveling, but I don't mind. My passion is rescuing animals. I just can't bear to think of them lost or hungry or homeless. So I foster them regularly and try to find homes for them. That's how I met Sophie. When she and Mars moved into their house, I was trying to place the most adorable puppy. Hoping they might be good dog parents, I took her over there to check them out. Little Daisy followed them around like she was already theirs. They fell in love with her that very day! And the best part is that I still get to see that happy little dog. Her tail spins in a circle when she sees me coming.
That's how I met Wolf Fleishman, too. He drops by the animal shelter regularly to donate food. The women who volunteer there with me always ogle him. Gotta admit that he has a certain charm. If I weren't married . . . . When he leaves they always gossip about his wife. The one who disappeared. If I believed the gossip that he killed his wife, I would never let Sophie date him. But anyone who is as kind to animals as Wolf is couldn't possibly have murdered his wife. I'm sure of it.
Now, even though I don't sew, try not to iron, and don't bake or cook, I do have one somewhat domestic talent. I mix a mean drink. From margaritas to martinis, I am the queen of cocktails. Believe me, when there's a murder, my talent comes in mighty handy!
Do you have one special diva-ish talent?