Sex, Murder and a Double Latte (Sophie Katz, Bk 1)
Sex Murder and a Double Latte - Sophie Katz, Bk 1 Author:Kyra Davis 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 Frappuccinos can be -- maybe it's from a lifetime of fielding dumb comments about her half-black, half-Jewish ethnicity. ("My sister married a Polynesi... more »an! 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 bestseller will spell out her doom. Cursing her grisly imagination (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....
With a story as delicious as designer coffee -- and with twice the jolt -- Davis and her muse, Sophie Katz, will blow you away with sex, murder and hilarity!« less
Kat (katatonicstate) - reviewed Sex, Murder and a Double Latte (Sophie Katz, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 5
I'll be honest - I didn't think I'd like this book. I'm not big on mysteries (Chick Lit type or not). But I LOVED this book! It was funny, intense, scary and then back to funny. So well-written and vivid. All the characters have their own distinct voices. Definitely a winner for me!
A highly entertaining read from cover to cover! A little suspense, a lot of humor, and very relatable characters. I've already recommended this book to several friends, including a few that live in San Francisco where the storyline is based. This is the first book I've read in the chick-lit/cozy mystery genre and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the 4-book series.
Sex, Murder and a Double Latte was my book club's pick but it has been on my to-read list for a while now. I assumed the book was going to be somewhere along the lines of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series but I was a little disappointed. Sophie and her numerous friends have the potential to be hilarious but the writing just never gets to that level.
There was a huge build up to make you think one person is the murderer but you can see from a mile away that Sophie is wrong and it just seemed forced that she kept on with that line of thinking.
Overall I did enjoy the story and characters but I just wish there was a little more humor. I'm still going to give book two, Passion, Betrayal and Killer Highlights, a try and hope Davis works out the kinks.