Tuesday, October 18, 2011

First Chapter First Paragraph

Title: The Diva Haunts the House
Author: Krista Davis
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Publication Date: 2011
Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Domestic Diva #4

Hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea

First Paragraph:
I balanced on the ladder, aimed my gun, and squeezed the trigger. A gossamer string of wax shot out, creating a creepy cobweb. I cackled with glee. Pointing the gun at the gauzy black curtain covering the front window of the haunted house, I let fine theads fly. In seconds, it looked like no one had cleaned the place in years.

A shout upstairs interrupted my fun. It had to be my neighbor, Frank Hart.

I stepped off the ladder. "Frank?" A thud upstairs worried me. Had he fallen? I dashed to the foyer in time to see Frank slam gainst the built-in bookcase at the top of the stairs and stumble down.

Domestic diva Sophie Winston is getting into the Halloween spirit—her decorations for a community haunted house are so good, it’s scary. Not to be outdone, rival domestic diva Natasha is throwing a spooktacular Halloween party at her house. But when Sophie arrives, she discovers one of Natasha’s guests dead in a Halloween display, and a pale, fanged partygoer fleeing the scene.

Could the killer be a real vampire—the same one rumored to have lived in Sophie’s haunted house back when it was a boardinghouse? Good thing a domestic diva never runs out of garlic.

1 comment:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Oh, yay I want to know what that thud was...LOL enjoy Nancy