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!