Sex, Murder and a Double Latte
A Sophie Katz Mystery #1
by Kyra Davis
Red Dress Ink
June 15, 2012
Available in: e-Book (reprint)
When a mystery writer cries bloody murder, everyone
blames her overactive imagination . . .
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!
Originally published May 2005 in hardcover.