Book Review: Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte – Kyra Davis

Title: Sex, Murder and a Double Latte
Author: Kyra Davis
ISBN: 9780373895809
Pages: 336
Release Date: May 1, 2005
Publisher: Red Dress Ink
Genre: Mystery, Chick Lit
Source: Personal Copy
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Summary:

Sophie Katz is a murder mystery novelist, and one of her books is in talks to be turned into a movie.  However, she is shocked to discover that the producer who was interested in it has died unexpectedly.  Though the police have ruled it a suicide, Sophie isn’t so sure.  Sophie’s questions about the death draw attention to her and she realizes she might be the murderer’s next target.

Review:

I read Kyra Davis’ fourth Sophie Katz novel, Lust, Loathing, and a Little Lip Gloss not too long ago and really enjoyed it.  When I accepted it for review, however, I didn’t realize that it was part of a series.  Since I’m a stickler for reading series books in order, I decided that since I enjoyed that one so much, I should go back and read the rest of the series, which starts with Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte.

Kyra Davis is a talented writer, and is great at writing sympathetic but fun characters.  Each person in Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte is hilarious, from Sophie’s gay best friend Marcus to Dena, Sophie’s friend who works in a sex shop.  Sophie herself is a really endearing character – she’s the type of person you’d love to have as a friend, to meet for drinks and get to know.  Though I already knew her from the other book I read, I loved being introduced to her and watching Davis develop her very quirky personality.

The mystery in Sex, Murder and a Double Latte is well done and interesting.  There are twists, turns, and shocking revelations, and Sophie does the best she can with the information she has.  Sometimes her schemes are a little crazy, but she doesn’t jump to unreasonable conclusions all the time.  She’s perfectly self-aware and is willing to admit she’s paranoid, an appealing characteristic for someone who’s going to be investigating mysteries.

I really think this series is great, and can’t wait to read the second book.  It’s a perfect blend of chick lit and mystery that I think fans of either genre will enjoy!

Comments

  1. I’ve seen this one on the shelf at the library more than once. The title always intrigued me. Glad to hear that it is worth the effort. Now to get back over there and find it again!

  2. I’ve seen this one on the shelf at the library more than once. The title always intrigued me. Glad to hear that it is worth the effort. Now to get back over there and find it again!

  3. bermudaonion says:

    This sounds like a great series that I would love, since I enjoy chick lit and mysteries!

  4. bermudaonion says:

    This sounds like a great series that I would love, since I enjoy chick lit and mysteries!

  5. I think this series is lots of fun. Great light cozies with good characters. I’ve been listening to the series

  6. I think this series is lots of fun. Great light cozies with good characters. I’ve been listening to the series

  7. Aw, guys I’m blushing : P Seriously though, I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying my series. Sophie has been incredibly fun to write and it thrills me that others find her equally fun to read. Hope Vows, Vendettas And A Little Black Dress doesn’t disappoint.

  8. Aw, guys I’m blushing : P Seriously though, I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying my series. Sophie has been incredibly fun to write and it thrills me that others find her equally fun to read. Hope Vows, Vendettas And A Little Black Dress doesn’t disappoint.

  9. Great review! I just heard that this mystery series is going to be on Lifetime sometime in the near future. I wonder who’s going to play who!

  10. Great review! I just heard that this mystery series is going to be on Lifetime sometime in the near future. I wonder who’s going to play who!

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