Passion, Betrayal, and Killer Highlights : Sophie Katz

  • by Kyra Davis
  • Narrated by Gabra Zackman
  • Series: Sophie Katz
  • 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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?


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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Customer Reviews

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Great Chick Lit Mystery

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.
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- Jessica

Style over substance like PW said . . .

I'm right in the middle on this one. What I liked? Very clever, snappy dialogue. Likable lead characters. This author is clearly one of the sharpest knives in the drawer. Really enjoy Zackman's style of narration.

However . . . I simply don't get why such a sharp author would write such dumbass, screwup characters. I wanted to kill the heroine's sister myself. I completely lost patience with one "cute" antic after another. I mean, there was real murder going on here and it was treated inappropriately cavalierly. Maybe it's just me, but I think that if you're going to write "cute," then for crying out loud pick a "cute" subject -- like lost puppies maybe.

Loved this author's style and there were some very sparkly moments, but the characters were just too cute to live, and in the end it just didn't work for me.

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- Diana

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-29-2006
  • Publisher: Harlequin Books S.A.