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.
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"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)
This is the second Sophie Katz book in the series and I really enjoyed this book, even more than the first one. I thought I had the murderer figured out really early on but about half way through the book a twist was tossed in and put me off guard and from that point on I could not figure out who was the murder until they revealed themselves at the end. I found this book a light easy read and would classify it Chick Lit Mystery. I also enjoyed the narrator, even though once or twice a book she seems to get the voices mixed up a little not enough to drive you crazy just enough that you recognize it. I would recommend this book to people who like light murder mysteries.
Whomping good fun! The plot is inconsequential, but the characters are a riot. Kyra Davis writes people we all know, pushes them just far enough over the top to keep us laughing. (If you DON'T know any of these people, you must be an orphan who's hanging out with the wrong crowd.) From Jack, the 18-month old terrorist, to the Jewish mother with two African-American daughters, to the celeb-worshipping sister-in-law, not to mention the personality-challenged philandering husband (deceased), and the Russian/Israeli private eye, they'll all strike chords of familiarity and keep you smiling.
A tough read for the narrator -- lots of characters, all of them "types", lots of different accents. The reader does a great job with the main characters, and well enough with the rest.
If you thought that Kyra's first book was exciting, her new book Passion, Betrayal, and Killer Highlights is even better. You really get to know and feel the characters. I highly recommend listening to this audio. Can't wait for another audio by this author.
Kyra Davis has done an excellent job renewing this story from the first book - Sex, Murder and a Double Latte. Gabra Zackman does such a good job with the narraration. I was so excited to see this title and purchased it immediately!
If you like suspense, funny characters with a little romance, this is the book for you.
Reading and listening to books are my life; it helps makes the days go by a lot smoother.
I listened to the first book in this series, and that was cute, and very safe. Now this one was awful...check this everything sounded the same where when I would skip a chapter it still was talking about the same thing. Please dont waste your money on this one thank God it was only 4.95.
I listened to this audiobook on my Zune while I am at work at my desk or at the gym on the elliptical. I often hate to have to pause it, and forget about the consequences if someone interrupts me!
This story keeps your attention and every step that Sophie takes in solving her mystery makes you hold your breath for more.
Gabra Zackman's character voices are hysterical and believable both at the same time.
She makes you feel like you are at the scene of the crime, or right in the bedroom.
I highly reccommend this audiobook.
I was so impressed with Kyra Davis. I just happened to listen to one of her other books and was completely impressed by her books. This book should be the first one of 3, and if you listen to them all in order it is a great long book.
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.
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!
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