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Passion, Betrayal, and Killer Highlights Audiobook

Passion, Betrayal, and Killer Highlights

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Publisher's Summary

Sophie Katz has just offered a man $12,000 for his services. Is she desperate or just meshugeneh?

Considering the kind of disasters that usually befall the half-black, half-Jewish mystery writer, probably both. Because the last time Sophie saw sexy P.I. Anatoly Darinsky, he practically danced a jig when she waved goodbye; a normal reaction for a man who'd nearly bought the farm trying to protect her from her own foolishness. What are the chances he'd agree to take incriminating pictures of her sister's philandering husband? Or that he'd let her tag along, you know, for research?

But when her brother-in-law turns up dead and her sister becomes the prime suspect, Sophie's priority is finding the real killer. With or without Anatoly's help. Her brother-in-law's secret life yields plenty of suspects, but the San Francisco police aren't taking any of them seriously. So Sophie does what comes naturally to her: she stirs up trouble (to lure the killer out, of course).

But if her crazy plan works, will Anatoly be there to protect her this time?

Solve another case with Sophie Katz.

©2006 Kyra Davis; (P)2006 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

What the Critics Say

"Following hard on the red spike heels of 2005's Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte, Davis' second whodunit delivers on the promise of the first....Davis chooses style over substance, skillfully keeping the snappy dialogue funny all the way to the unsurprising surprise ending." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Casey brooklyn, NY, USA 02-19-07
    Casey brooklyn, NY, USA 02-19-07
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    "fun listen"

    This was a great listen. I laughed out loud and it kept my interest from beginning to end. There wasn't any boring moments. Kyra Davis has become one of my favorite authors.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lynne Charlotte, NC, USA 05-26-06
    Lynne Charlotte, NC, USA 05-26-06
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    "Even Better than the first one!"

    Sophie comes back with her friends from the first book and they add her sister and mom. I did enjoy this as much as Janet Evanovich's series with Stephanie Plum! This is a must read follow-up to the first book. Enjoy!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    KARA 09-03-13
    KARA 09-03-13

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Slow start but great finish!"

    I began this book immediately after finishing the first (which literally got me hooked to this series). I loved the first one SO much that I may have had really really high expectations. Having said that, this book was good, but didn't pick up in my opinion till the last third. Also for some reason, Sophie's compulsive lying and inability to almost never have a serious moment really began to ware on me. Though they are her main traits (which I found funny in the first book)I think it was rubbing me the wrong way just because it was so slow. Once I hit that last third of the book however, it was all the things I fell in love with from the first book; multiple twists, motives, suspects, action, and suspense.

    This wasn't the absolutely greatest, but I am so in love with this series I gave it 4 stars anyways because of its strong finish. Also, one of the things I love so much about this author is that she is descriptive without being boring. I always have the clearest picture in my mind of what everyone looks like, what they are doing, and where they are. It feels more like Im watching a movie than listening to a book. I'm very much looking forward to the next one, so clearly the slow pace hasn't caused me to shy away.

    The performance was consistent with the first, except the voice used for Marcus was different than it was in the first book - until the last hour. Then she switched it back. I didn't like new version and was glad to hear the strong, southern, and sassy voice I enjoyed so much from the first book return at the end.

    If you like cozy mysteries combined with sarcastic, witty, and at times crude humor,lots of twists, and multiple suspects till the very end- then this is your book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gwendolyn 02-19-12
    Gwendolyn 02-19-12
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    "Fantastic Series"

    I always look forward to the Sophie Katz series. These are such fun stories! Great characters, all with different personalities that make you love them, or want to strangle them. Hilarious situations when they come together, and often clash with each other. I love everything about these books. I can't wait til the next one comes out!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    PKsweets CA 10-09-11
    PKsweets CA 10-09-11 Member Since 2004

    A reader from day 1 now a listener too! Remember honesty in a review does help you decide, even if you don't agree!

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    "Fun and Light!"

    Sometimes this is just what you need, nothing heavy, a story enough to be interesting and the narration easy on the ears....just right!

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    Cathleen Chicago, IL, United States 12-30-09
    Cathleen Chicago, IL, United States 12-30-09 Member Since 2007

    Late middle-aged constant reader who greatly prefers Audible "reads" to radio. I love all books -- Audible, eReader and print editions.

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    "Reliable entertainment"

    I have read more recent entries in this series but enjoyed learning some of the "backstories" of the main characters. The story was a bit of a stretch but that was more than offset by the development of Sophie and her family story, understanding Anatole and where he came from, etc. I am sure that I will enjoy future novels more because of this delightful "read".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vinicia E. Schleicher Edwardsville, IL United States 10-24-09
    Vinicia E. Schleicher Edwardsville, IL United States 10-24-09 Member Since 2003

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    "Passion, Betrayal, and Killer Highlights"

    Absolutely addictive personality! I loved reading about Sophie! She has a unique background and interesting friends. There is a perfect balance between fun and seriousness, what really impressed me the most is that Sophie actually comes across as real and highly intelligent. She's educated and reacts to challenging situations the way I would react, not like the damsels in the movies.
    After reading this one, I immediately downloaded the other 3 in the series.
    Hurry up, Kyra Davis, get your keyboard tapping!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa Z MN 10-20-09
    Melissa Z MN 10-20-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Loved it."

    I love the character's in this book. Sophie and her friends are great. There are so many parts that make me laugh out loud. The killer is never who you think it is. Great to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandi J Wilson Houston TX 07-08-09
    Sandi J Wilson Houston TX 07-08-09 Member Since 2001

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    "HOE DO KYRA'S BOOKS JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER?"

    Just finished this second book in the Sophie Katz series today and it is better than the first.

    I have become addicted to Kyra's books.

    I loved the ending to this book, which I'm certainly not going to give away in a review.

    I have already favorably compared Kyra to James Patterson in my last review; but, now I am putting her right up there with my 3 favorite female authors, Kate Wilhelm, Dana Stabenow & J.D. Robb.

    Please keep writing Sophie Katz books, Kyra.

    Sincerely, Sandi

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Ottawa 06-11-09
    Susan Ottawa 06-11-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Couldn't stop smiling!"

    I really enjoyed this book. The main character is so real and her friends are very loyal and together they are all just so funny. There were parts were I found myself laughing out loud in the car and was still smiling 5-10 mins later. I enjoyed the first book, this one made me laugh even more and I can't wait to listen to books 3 and 4. Highly recommmend!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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