Monday, June 20, 2016

Roses Are Blood Red






Sophie Winston blogs for

The Domestic Diva Mysteries

by Krista Davis






I am sorry to say that I did not have a wonderful time at the Tea, Brie and Skeleton Key charity event at The Parlour. It should have been wonderful. The Parlour, Old Town's new tea room, is elegant and the food is delicious. The scones are flaky, the little strawberry cakes sweet and fruity, and the lemon tarts are perfect. But the afternoon was spoiled for me when I spotted Alex German, my current beau, present with another woman. It's not as though we have an understanding of exclusivity in our relationship, but seeing him there with a beautiful and attentive woman came as a surprise. I'd like to think she might be his sister or cousin, but I wasn't the only one who thought she wasn't treating him like a relative, if you catch my meaning. Sigh.

Finding the body of Robert Johnson put things in perspective for me, though. It didn't mend my relationship with Alex but suddenly that problem was minor in comparison. They think Robert wasn't murdered. At first, that was a huge relief but now I'm not so sure. My neighbor, Francie Vanderhoosen, and her friend, Velma Klontz, found some frightening notes in Robert's house. Like this one:

Roses are blood red
Now I bid you adieu
Rosie is dead
And so are you.

I would have run straight to the police if I had received a threat like that. But it was sitting on his desk with some other very strange little poems. Doesn't that sound like a death threat to you? And now he's dead . . .

Krista is giving away a copy of THE DIVA SERVES HIGH TEA today. Leave a comment with your email address, please, so she can contact you if you win. Good Luck!

82 comments:

  1. I have just recently started reading Krista's books and love the few I have read so far. This sound like a great read too. musiqmom@yahoo.com

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  2. Interesting. Strange poems... I can't wait to read this! Thanks for the chance! angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  3. This would be a great book to read for our mystery book club's annual English Tea. dbahn@iw.net

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  4. I have not read one yet. I would love to.
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  5. Finding a body would put a damper on things.
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  6. Oh I am intrigued. Lady(dot)Janel(@)hotmail (dot)com

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  7. Book sounds great!!
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  8. Can't wait to read it! ioncookbooks at yahoo dot com

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  13. I would love to win this newest Diva book!
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  14. Going to high tea is on my ´to do´ list. Your excerpt has me wanting to know more. rgp1950@yahoo.com

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  15. Love Mysteries with puzzles involved. rackylemaire@gmail(dot)com

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  16. Love Mysteries with puzzles involved. rackylemaire@gmail(dot)com

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  17. Sounds like a great read. sable677 at yahoo dot com

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  18. I love this series and always eagerly await each new one to release. dr(dot)oldsmobileaticloud(dot)com

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  19. I can't wait to read more!
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  20. Love cozy mysteries!!

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  21. Love cozy mysteries!!

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  22. How wonderful! Cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  23. Looking forward to reading soon!
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  24. I can see not being concerned with one or two. But more than that? Yeah. He should have gone to the police. So why didn't he? Was 'Rosie' a person he'd been involved with in one way or another. Like did he cause an accident that caused her death or what? Would love to find out. Sooner rather than later. Thanks for the chance to do so. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  25. I am intrigued by Tea, Brie and Skeleton Key! Sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  26. What a scary poem!! Thanks for the contest.
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  27. Poetic death threat...yikes! bobbipad@gmail.com

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  28. Can't wait to read this book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy. ahr574@hotmail.com

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  29. I love this series. Thanks for the giveaway. Pattie.tierney@gmail.com

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  30. dammad58@comcast.net It looks like a great read.

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  31. I adore the Domestic Diva Mysteries, and I am looking forward to reading the newest installment. Thank you for the chance to win. myrifraf (at) gmail (dot) com

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  32. Wonderful series. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. The Diva cozies are intriguing. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Tea lovers unite! I'd love to win a copy. Kh38668 at yahoo dot com. Please.

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  35. Thanks for the chance to win! As always, looks like a great read!
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    1. Congratulations, Amanda! You are our winner!

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  36. I just started this series! Love it.
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  37. Thanks for the chance. Always love a good mystery jmhinton@psci.net

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  38. Thanks for the chance to win a book in this wonderful series. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  39. Thank you for this opportunity! I would really love to win a copy. This is do exciting!

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  40. Thank you for this opportunity! I would really love to win a copy. This is do exciting!

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  41. OK. A questionable beau's commitment and murder? What a bit of drama! I love the series, and can't wait to enjoy the newest adventure.
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  42. I love this series and I love tea! akurATyahooDOTcom

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  43. How exciting!! I want to read 💖💖
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  44. Looking forward to a chance to win! kthomas@bajabb.com

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  45. I have not read this series .... yet... but Sophie's note makes me want to jump in. mlarkin at rmrgroup dot com.

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  46. I love Sophie, Nina, Mars, Wolfe, Daisy, and all of the gang! jillybeans41@gmail.com

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  47. Sophie, you've had a rough day - I sure hope it all works out for you! Please take care, stay safe and keep Daisy with you for protection! :-)

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  48. Love this series. Zeta(at)iwon(com)

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  49. Just finished this book. Absolutely love Sophie and her friends. She and Bernie need to get together.Lots in common. Getting ready to reread.😂

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  50. I love this series. I can't wait to read this one!
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  51. Love the Diva!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  52. Love the Diva mysteries and looking forward to reading more. Thanks for the giveaway. dbahn@iw.net

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  53. This is a great series, I can't wait to read "The Diva Serves High Tea". Thanks for the great giveaway.
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  54. This is a great series, I can't wait to read "The Diva Serves High Tea". Thanks for the great giveaway.
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  55. This is such a great series, thanks for offering the giveaway, lilflynracer at msn.com

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  56. Wonderful series! stkate00@aol.com

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  57. I love this series. Thank you for this opportunity to win! areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  58. Can't wait to drink the tea. Dooziecota@gmail.com

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  59. Notes like that would probably send me to the authorities. Great post, thanks for the chance to win!
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  60. Love the Diva mysteries!
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  61. Great mysteries and I love them!
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  62. Great mysteries and I love them!
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  63. That would definitely scare me, seeing a poem like that!

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  64. I would love to win this book! Thank you for the chance!
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  65. Death threat by poem? Very creepy. Thank you for the chance to win the latest in this great series.

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  66. That is a frightening little note.


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  67. What a great series. Thanks for the chance at winning the new one.
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  68. I just started reading this series and love it. Thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  69. I love this series, and can't wait to read the latest one! christineocheallaigh@yahoo.com

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  70. Can't wait to read this. Thanks for the chance!
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  71. Well I have to say finding a body would certainly put a romance problem in perspective. Please enter me...Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  72. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!!!! Jillian.lauder@yahoo.com

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  73. Great series! cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  74. This book sounds great! Thank you for the chance.
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  75. Ah well, would have loved to win a copy of this very intriguing book, but the email didn't come into my box until 11:40 last night so I didn't see it until today, June 21st. Will just have to put it on my list of want to reads.

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  76. Wow sounds like a good book.
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  77. Love the Paws and Claws series! I just know I'll love this one too!
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  78. I would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win.
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