Sophie Katz

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 7,763 ratings

Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte Publisher's Summary

When a mystery writer cries bloody murder, everyone blames her overactive imagination.

Thriller scribe Sophie Katz is as hard-boiled as a woman who drinks Grande Caramel Brownie Frappuccionos can be; maybe it's from a lifetime of fielding dumb comments about her half-black, half-Jewish ethnicity. ("My sister's married to a Polynesian! I just love your culture!") So Sophie knows it's not paranoia, or post-divorce, living-alone-again jitters, when she becomes convinced that a crazed reader is sneaking into her apartment to reenact scenes from her books. The police, however, can't tell a good plot from an unmarked grave.

When a filmmaker friend is brutally murdered in the manner of a death scene in one of his movies, Sophie becomes convinced that a copycat killer is on the loose...and that she's the next target. If she doesn't solve the mystery, her own best seller will spell out her doom. Cursing her grisly ending (why, oh, why did she have to pick the axe?), Sophie engages in some real-life gumshoe tactics.

The man who swoops in to save her in dark alleys at night is mysterious new love interest Anatoly Darinsky. Of course, if this were fiction, Anatoly would be her prime suspect.

©2005 Kyra Davis
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.
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  • Book 1

    • Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte

    • By: Kyra Davis
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,000
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,127

    Thriller scribe Sophie Katz is as hard-boiled as a woman who drinks Grande Caramel Brownie Frappuccionos can be. So Sophie knows it's not paranoia, or post-divorce, living-alone-again jitters, when she becomes convinced that a crazed reader is sneaking into her apartment to reenact scenes from her books. The police, however, can't tell a good plot from an unmarked grave.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FABULOUS FIND

    • By Sandi J Wilson on 06-22-09

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 2

    • Passion, Betrayal, and Killer Highlights

    • By: Kyra Davis
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,443
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 794
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 798

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Chick Lit Mystery

    • By Jessica on 04-16-10

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 3

    • Obsession, Deceit, and Really Dark Chocolate

    • By: Kyra Davis
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 588
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 593

    Sophie Katz's relationship with the irresistible and occasionally insufferable P.I. Anatoly Darinsky is on the fritz when a friend recruits Sophie's investigation skills to decode her possibly two-timing husband's strange behavior. When Sophie shows up in a short, red cocktail dress and her friend's hubby winds up dead, the loveable would-be sleuth can't help but take on the job.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as engaging as previous books

    • By TRACY on 10-09-07

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 4

    • Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss

    • By: Kyra Davis
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 619
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 620

    Mystery writer and dabbling recreational sleuth Sophie Katz is head over heels in love--with a three-bedroom Victorian. She's just got to have it, despite a few drawbacks. Her slimy ex is the Realtor. The rich, creepy seller wants her to join San Francisco's spirited Specter Society. And her first tour of the house reveals, well, a lifeless body clutching a cameo with a disturbing history of its own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sophie Katz Rules!

    • By SandyW on 06-18-09

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Vows, Vendettas, and a Little Black Dress

    • By: Kyra Davis
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,177
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 710
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 711

    Overjoyed at Maryanne’s engagement, amateur sleuth Sophie Katz can’t wait for the wedding vows and party toasts to begin. But then Dena—best friend, bridesmaid and all-around vixen—is mysteriously shot just after the announcement. Leave this to the authorities? No way. Dena may never walk again, and Sophie vows to marry her fists with the shooter’s face.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Read!

    • By GH on 02-13-13

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 6

    • Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas

    • A Sophie Katz Mystery
    • By: Kyra Davis
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 822
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 712
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 710

    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

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Light, fun mystery with a hint of romance

    • By AudioAddict on 06-05-14

    Regular price: $19.95