Sophie Katz, bestselling mystery writer and amateur sleuth, has just discovered that Anatoly, her sexy Russian P.I boyfriend of six years is actually married to the daughter of a Russian mafia boss. Devastated by his betrayal, Sophie banishes him from their beautiful San Francisco Victorian home.
Desperate to distract their friend and pull her out of her depression, Dena and Marcus spirit Sophie away to Vegas for a "fun filled weekend" at a Sex Toy Trade Show. But bigger trouble awaits in Vegas. Anatoly is there; his beautiful Russian wife is there; and so is a dead body stuffed into a closet. And to make matters worse someone has gone out of their way to implicate Sophie in the murder. Sophie's completely over her head and when a mysterious man offers her help she's tempted to take it. But who is he and whose side is he on? It's also clear that whoever the bad guy is he would have no problem killing Anatoly, and although she may want to kill him herself, no one else is going to hurt Sophie's man.
©2012 Kyra Davis (P)2012 Kyra Davis
I was mad at Kyra Davis for waiting so long to publish a new Sphie Katz's book. All is forgiven. This latest addition to the series is just as funny as the other books. I bought the Kindle version first, but I had to add the audio version to my collection. It is worth a read or a listen.
I love the Sophie Katz books, but it seems like it's been a while since the last one. When this new installment began with the same characters and their hallmark traits, I was afraid the Sophie series had gone stale. Wrong! This is Kyra Davis at her best. Fun plot twists, fascinating new characters who we may hear from again, laugh-out-loud dialogue, and a spot-on narration by Gabra Zackman -- I can't imagine anyone else doing these voices. Brilliant!
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Very little action, slow paced and just plain boring...I dozed off at times.
This is my first Sophie Katz "mystery" and will probably be my last, there is just so much better out there.
I don't recall listening to this narrator before and I usually remember someone who gives an awesome performance, so if I have heard her before she did not make an impression, but I will say she did a pretty good job.
There was a lot of dead time that I just zoned out on...I don't know what could have made it better.
I suppose. If you are a huge fan of this series you should certainly read it. But, if you are new, I'd recommend starting with the first book.
No. This book just felt different from the others. The characters all seemed so off. Specifically the main character Sophie. I had a real problem with her security issues, which made the story so weak and very annoying. The character is supposed to be such a strong and independent woman, and this story made her seem weak and too dependent on others, mainly men.
I love Gabra Zackman! She's so great and nails it as Sophie Katz.
No. If it were any other book in the series I would.
I'm not sure what happened to my amazing Sophie, but she was certainly MIA in this book. I can only hope the author will bring her back to life in the next book.
I downloaded this because is was an ACX editors pick for "laugh out loud funny" I have ready Kyra Davis' books before and some are funny but this was was absolutely not funy. Sophie finds Anatoli is married and she runs from the Russian mob...in a not funny kind of way. Not sure if the editors just got mixed up. Although the books is a nice light snack, I never laughed out loud...not even once.
I really thought it was going to take off and be more exciting. The characters were shallow and undefined while at the same time being stereotypical. I'm glad I didn't pay much for it and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
It never took off and got more exciting. It needed more depth of character and detail.
I liked the main character. She was strong and independant. Also, I liked that they went to a sex toy trade show. It was a different thing to happen in a story.
Too many characters to keep track of
Yes. The narrator made the book for me. I think if I just read it, the book would have been very flat.
It was a fun quick listen. Almost needed to write down all the characters and who they are. It all came out in the end.
Overall, was happy with the book. If you want a fun mystery, this is it.
If you like the others, you might like this one even better... Kyra has gotten a hang of her own style and Gabra sounds at her best and I can tell it's like putting on a favorite pair of pants or shoes to read for Kyra.
I found myself laughing out loud at certain points during this book. This book is perfect if you're looking for an entertaining and lighter comedy.
Always leaves you wanting more.....
They all are, hard to think of any one without the others
love them all
I really think they all were, but you make up your own mind.
If you are looking for pure entertainment, look no further
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