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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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    Ann Munhall, PA, United States 12-19-11
    Ann Munhall, PA, United States 12-19-11 Member Since 2016
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    "to long without excitement"

    the book drags on with nothing to get excited about. Tried to get into it but no luck. needs something dramatic.

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    SweetDreen Stony Plain, AB, Canada 12-06-11
    SweetDreen Stony Plain, AB, Canada 12-06-11

    An avid listener of audio books.

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    "Great Series"

    I really loved this series of books. I loved the main character, Sophie, she had a witty sense of humour and I loved all the sarcasm. She can be a little clueless at times but the book was very entertaining. I thought the narrator was great too.

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    Susan Amery, WI, United States 11-28-11
    Susan Amery, WI, United States 11-28-11

    SuseADoodle - "Audiobook Addict!" - Please disregard my "guided" reviews since it appears that a lot of what I wrote has been chopped off.

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    "I've discovered a new series ..."

    Well, this is the second book of the series. But since this one was on sale and sounded like a book I would be interested in, I decided to start here.

    Now, I have to go back to the first book and work my way through a series that isn't quite long enough yet. I enjoyed this book a lot. And look forward to each addition to the series in the future.

    Okay, I'm not sure that I should compare one series with another by different authors but ... I'm going to.
    I started the Stephanie Plum books, by Janet Evanovich, with "Plum Spooky" because I am originally from southern New Jersey and wanted to know Evanovich's "take" on the Pine Barrens. Quickly, I added to my collection from that series, but mostly because I enjoyed all the supporting characters like Lula, Grandma Mazur and Connie. Stephanie -- well, she's the glue that brings together all these fun and wacky people.
    However, here, Sophie is an interesting character in herself. Her supporting character friends and family are interesting but aren't the draw here. Sophie holds her own.

    Onward to the the rest of this series!

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    Versel Rush Texas 06-18-11
    Versel Rush Texas 06-18-11 Member Since 2006

    mystery reading lawyer

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    "Mediocre book, lousy reader"

    I have NEVER complained about a reader--especially if the book is good. Unfortunately, Gabra Zackman's reading ruined what was already a not-very-good-book. Her characterizations are horrible (her accents deserve minus stars alone) and it is often impossible to tell which character (and, sometimes, if the character is a male or female) is speaking. For the first time in the 30+ years I have been listening to audiobooks, I will make a note of a reader to totally avoid.
    Of course, the fact that the book wasn't very good doesn't help: our heroine's sister's lousy husband is murdered; our heroine's sister is accused; other dirt about lousy husband comes out; other people killed; sex in kitchen; killer caught; everyone lives happily ever after. And, during this cliche novel, we get a stereotypical Jewish mother and a lead female straight out of the 1950's screwball comedy--she's strong enough to live alone, write mysteries, and have a nice 401k, but can't stand up to her sister, her mother, or even her 18 month old nephew. Glad I got this one on sale because won't be buying another.

    Stay away and use your credits or cash more wisely.

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    Dianne Dallas, TX, United States 06-18-10
    Dianne Dallas, TX, United States 06-18-10 Member Since 2009

    dianne

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    "Love this Sophie character"

    great series - love it!!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stacy 03-22-10
    Stacy 03-22-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Love this author & narrator"

    I love this series, can't put them down once I begin. Fast fun books, and I think the narrator is excellent!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Althea Florissant, MO, United States 02-10-10
    Althea Florissant, MO, United States 02-10-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Book!"

    I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook. I thought it was very funny. It really held my attention.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    11-06-09
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    "Clever Characters and Terrific Narration"

    Every now and then a narrator comes along that grabs you instantly and sucks you into the story. Gabra Zackman is pitch perfect in her portrayal of each of these unique characters and makes the story come to life on audio.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Roseman 05-29-07 Member Since 2013
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    "Passionate about Kyra"

    Just like her previous book, this one is fun, entertaining, and difficult to stop listening to.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gena Placerville, CA, United States 07-28-06
    Gena Placerville, CA, United States 07-28-06 Member Since 2015
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    "Man Voices for the Girls"

    Yeah, I just did not enjoy this book at all. Bland story. The real killer was the reader. She spoke with a deeper voice for all the female characters. It made it difficult to see the characters as real people. I kept trying to get past the voice and see the people through my own eyes, but even then the story was a lot of nothing. No real mystery...just a lot of talk like "Well maybe it was this person for this reason". A good mystery needs clues and a twist. Skip this one!

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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