Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Book Number in 2007: 4
Date Finished:
March 6
My Rating: 4/5 stars
Author: Kyra Davis

Title: Sex, Murder and a Double Latte
Series Number: 1
Genre: Chick Lit Mystery
Pages: 298

Book From: Library
Why I Read it: Reading with a friend

My Comments:
It took me a couple of chapters to get into the story.. But once I did I really loved it! Kept me guessing and I never did figure out who the murderer was till right before it was told. I did however figure out the secret of one suspect long before it was revealed. And I also thought that the description of the murder scene was way too gory for a chick-lit book.
But all in all a very good book! And I look forward to reading the 2nd book in the series soon.

Memorable Quotes:
"If he climbed in through my window and killed me, I was going to sue my landlord."

Description from the publisher:
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 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 bestseller will spell out her doom. Cursing her 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!

First-time novelist Kyra Davis has spent her life in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area, where she currently lives with her young son. Now a full-time parent and writer, Davis previously divided her time between a career in the fashion industry and various artistic endeavors such as acting, singing and creative writing. In her free time she indulges in lattes, Frappuccinos and anything else that will feed her caffeine addiction.

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