Sex, Murder and a Double Latte
A Sophie Katz Mystery Book 1
by Kyra Davis
Red Dress Ink
June 15, 2012
Available in: Audio, e-Book (reprint)
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!
Originally published May 2005 in hardcover.
Kyra Davis is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Just One Night, Pure Sin and Sophie Katz series as well as SO MUCH FOR MY HAPPY ENDING. JUST ONE NIGHT has been optioned for TV by Anonymous, (the producers of True Detective)
Before publishing her first book, SEX, MURDER AND A DOUBLE LATTE in 2005 Kyra supported herself and her son as a marketing manager for a sports club and before that was a department manager at Nordstrom’s Savvy department. She studied at The Fashion Institute Of Design and Merchandising and Golden Gate University.
Kyra now lives with her husband (director and screenwriter, Rod Lurie), her teenage son (proud science-geek and Hawaiian-Shirt-aficionado), dog (champion eater and guardian of the back-yard…no squirrel will dare set foot in it) and gecko (the gecko doesn’t do much).