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Overjoyed at Maryanne's engagement, amateur sleuth Sophie Katz can't wait for the wedding vows and party toasts to begin. But then Dena—best friend, bridesmaid and all-around vixen—is mysteriously shot just after the announcement. Leave this to the authorities? No way. Dena may never walk again, and Sophie vows to marry her fists with the shooter's face.Problem is, the numOverjoyed at Maryanne's engagement, amateur sleuth Sophie Katz can't wait for the wedding vows and party toasts to begin. But then Dena—best friend, bridesmaid and all-around vixen—is mysteriously shot just after the announcement. Leave this to the authorities? No way. Dena may never walk again, and Sophie vows to marry her fists with the shooter's face.Problem is, the number of suspects is off the charts—from jaded lovers to anti-free-lovers to just plain old haters. Dena's made plenty of enemies thanks to her popular sex shop—and, yes, she's no saint—but really, who deserves to be shot?With an überlogical almost boyfriend condemning her vigilante quest, and a wedding planner going vicariously bridezilla over the dream princess wedding, Sophie's barely thinking straight. But if she can keep her cool (and avoid all errant taffeta), she just might nab her man and save the (wedding) day.Big if.Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins...

Title : Vows, Vendettas and a Little Black Dress
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Vows, Vendettas and a Little Black Dress Reviews

  • Lynda Tatad
    2018-08-26 07:50

    This is the first Sophie Katz novel that seemed to drag for me. It started out with a bang, as Sophie's friend Maryann tells Sophie and Dena, her cousin, about her engagement to Monty. When Sophie and Maryann step out of the room, Dena is shot! From there, is when it started to drag. Since Sophie is an ameteur sleuth, and a mystery writer, she feels she can do a better job than the police, and her private investigator boyfriend Anatoly, in solving the crime. She keeps secrets from Anatoly, since he keeps his past a secret from her, and she blows things out of proportion when she discovers he can speak Spanish! Especially when more important matters should have been discussed at the time. She got on my nerves in this book, and it makes me wonder why Anatoly stays with her!I was bummed that Marcus (her gay hairstylist friend) wasn't as much a part of the story, but Sophie's sister Leah was great as she wanted to try and get Maryann and Monty to hire her as their wedding consultant, and the lengths she will go to to get the job! There were a couple fun lines that brought a smile to my face, and an outright chuckle (wait til you get to the comment about the Hokey Pokey!), here and there, but since danger hit closer to home... it was a more serious story than the previous ones. Only Maryann's and Monty's wedding ideas helped lighten the mood a bit.The ending brought up another mystery that will probably lead into the next book. That big tidbit dropped will really effect what may happen in Sophie's and Anatoly's relationship! Unfortuantely, I'm not sure if I really want to find out.

  • Penney
    2018-09-21 13:58

    *This review focuses more on the audiobook than the written book*I've done this entire series on audio, until I was half way through this installment. It took me that long to realize that the narrator was ruining the books for me. This is a funny series, I know it's supposed to be anyway, but I always found it more annoying than humorous. Sophie's idiocy and refusal to listen to common sense just dove me crazy. But every once in a while I would see the light. I would giggle and chuckle and I knew that there was something there I just wasn't getting. Knowing there was something about the narrator that was bugging me, but not quite understanding what that was, I kept coming back, book after book. Then finally, half way through Vows, Vendettas and a Litle Black Dress, it hit me... *DUH*. The narrator Gabra Zackman simply doesn't have the gift of sarcasm. She reads every line, every scene, with far too much drama. Everything was so serious that the listener (at least this one) completely missed out on the humor. Funny books don't work without the "funny". So I finally put aside the audio version, spent the extra ducats for the ebook and actually read the rest of the book. *sigh* I'm a huge fan of audiobooks, but reading this series is so much better than listening to it. At least I now know better for book #6.

  • M.J. Heiser
    2018-09-10 07:54

    I'm at a bit of a loss. After all, I *like* Kyra Davis. I *like* Sophie Katz. I *like* everyone in this book, pretty much; I mean, there are the good guys and the bad guys, and I'm not foolish enough to say that the bad guys were overly likable, but all of Sophie's friends held true to their (rather caricatured) personalities. The thing is, I think that I might be growing out of this series.It's nothing really that Kyra is doing wrong, it's just turning a bit away from the mystery aspect and turning more into an exploration of relationships and maturity, and that can be pretty hard to maintain from inside the confines of this genre. Further, you know how I mentioned that the characters are caricatures? You can't get too complex feelings- and emotion-wise when you're dealing with Ditzy Blonde, Gorgeous Gay Guy, and Hunky Russian Guy. I guess what I'm saying is that it's hard to play with Barbies after a certain age. I don't know that I will pick up the next one, and that's tragic, because for the most part, I really do like Kyra's style.(Lastly: how many times can you use the word "hedge" as a verb? *sigh*)

  • Krista
    2018-09-21 11:39

    This one took a bit too long for me. We only find out the killer in the last 20 pages of the book and before that they were focused on other things. There wasn't a lot of clues about who did it. Though I did guess towards the end and I was right hahaha. But to be honest I thought Monty was the killer for the majority of the book because that would have been a twist hahaha but all in all I did like the book and the twist at the end was great. On to Book 6!4/5

  • Brittany Filopanti
    2018-09-18 15:31

    This series just gets better and better! I have to say I wasn't 100% sure on who the bad guy was. I was convinced it was someone else. I am glad I was wrong and I am so glad the Dena is okay!

  • Shoshana Frank
    2018-09-06 09:42

    This one wasn’t as light as the others in the series. The characters were a lot more angry and not as sassy. I hope the sassy funny themes come back in the next installment.

  • Naitasia
    2018-08-29 10:46

    audible / audiobook I forgot how much I enjoy this series, especially as a palette cleanser. Mary Ann is still annoying AF, though.

  • Marlene
    2018-09-19 11:45

    Great book. Can't wait for the next one.

  • Chibineko
    2018-09-18 12:42

    For getting me so into another series that I feel that I have to rush out & boy every single book. When I got this book from the vine program, I wasn't aware that it was the fifth in a series. I wouldn't have immediately guessed it from the writing- it was smoothly written enough to where even a new reader like myself could get drawn into it. Now I just have to read everything else so I can get the whole story. Sophie Katz isn't your typical San Francisco native. Not only is she a well published author, but she also has a penchant for getting herself into trouble. On the night she discovers that one of her best friends is getting married to the man of her dreams, her friend Dena is shot in the back. Despite a long list of lusty encounters, everyone initially seems to be at a loss as to who would do such a thing. Well, until they discover that one of the wives of Dena's ex flings (who didn't tell her he was engaged) has a vendetta against Dena & her shop!I loved this book. Seriously. It's fantastic & if not for that pesky interruption I call work, I'd have kept at this book & read it in one go. I loved that I was able to pick up the fifth volume in a series & be able to keep up with everything that's gone on so far. Sure, I did occasionally feel like I'd missed out on some obvious references to past books, but overall the book was fantastic. I loved the characters, loved the storyline, loved the writing... EVERYTHING! I also loved that the character of Sophie was half black & Jewish, but didn't make a huge deal out of it. It was great. The book might be a little fluffy for some mystery readers, but it still doesn't detract from how much I enjoyed this book. So yeah... the storytelling styles of Kyra Davis is going to be putting a huge dent in my wallet. I simply *have* to have the previous four books in this series!(review copy provided by amazon vine)

  • Sandie
    2018-09-20 10:48

    Vows, Vendettas and a Little Black Dress captures the very essence of the city of San Francisco and exposes its readers to a true “melting pot” of human quirks and hang-ups……..everything from kinky sex and sensual escapades to friendship and fairy tale weddings courtesy of an unconventional and eclectic cast of characters.Our protagonist, Sophie Katz is an impulsive, half Jewish half black mystery writer who surrounds herself with an inner circle of wild and crazy humanity. There’s her independent, sexy and secretive quasi-boyfriend, a P.I. named Anatoly; her best friend Dena, the owner of a local sex shop catering to toys for naughty girls and boys, her sister Leah , a wannabe wedding planner, and Mary Ann the bride-to-be whose upcoming wedding is the catalyst for murder, mayhem and some nutty antics (can you say squirrel homicide with a straight face). The book takes amusing little pot shots at some of today’s television with references to the likes of Alex Trebek and Kate Gosselin and shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Desperate Housewives. Particularly entertaining are the witticisms that begin each chapter like “If you’re married by a judge and your husband later breaks his marriage vows, can he be prosecuted for perjury?”…....OR ……“ I like to hang out with secretive and dishonorable people. Their flaws are a perfect compliment to my superiority complex”.This book is not deep nor is it enlightening, it is just a bit of fluff that tends to be as light and frothy as the frapaccinos’ from Starbucks that Sophie favors.

  • Dawn
    2018-09-07 07:52

    2.75 Stars. Better than the last but that is not saying much. The storyline is a tad better than the previous book but that is not saying much. Here is the challenge I face reading this series. I like some of the characters. I like enjoyed the romantic story line between Sophie and Antoly. That story line has become progressively weaker. There was very little interaction between the two in this book. Yes, the obligatory fights and make up sessions were presence but not convincing. Anatoly progressed a bit opening up but you really did not know it was an issue until this book. Poor planning on Kyra Davis' part. As usual the mystery was weak. Extremely weak. The suspect list trite and what absolutely did not make sense was the fact that if Sophie suspected that Mary Ann was the target tell someone and keep telling them. It should not matter if the police did not believe her, Anatoly, Monty, Dena, there are too many people that care about Mary Ann and would not have let her stroll about like a target. SUCH POOR, WEAK WRITING! I understand books provide a bit of escapism but do not assume the reader abandons all common sense. Likes: Marcus and LeahDislike: Sophie's stupidity with regard to the mystery and dealing with Anatoly. All time wasted on Amelia.I refused to spend money on this series. I have been reading library books. Unfortunately, my library does not carry the final book. I am curious about Anatoly's past but not curious enough to spend my hard earned cash.

  • Zee Monodee
    2018-09-06 12:35

    Another one I got into without knowing it was somewhere part of a series, but mind, any reservations I might've had about jumping into a book with a prior-established cast and storyline melted right from the prologue itself.Ms. Davis introduces us to the whole Sophie clan, and within a few paragraphs, has introduced everyone and settled her reader right there into the scene. She won me from here already.I loved the light, fun tone of this book. Sophie and her clan are over the top but this comes across in a hilarious way, and not in any grating or airhead-y manner. Kudos to Kyra Davis for managing that feat. Everyone was well-drawn, unique, and felt like people you could really meet out there (yes, even the Disney-afficinado ones!). Sophie herself is a refreshing character, and what I really liked also about this series, Sophie is in a relationship (okay, somewhat in a relationship...) and she's not the nausea-inducing-heroine-type who has all the hot men in the book falling in love with her! She's really a normal girl with a somewhat-extraordinary life. The addition of hunky Anatoly and the 'normal couple' vibe he and Sophie give add another layer to the truth of their actual positions - the quirkiness of Sophie's life, and the dangerous, mysterious shroud around Anatoly.The book ends on a screech-worthy cliffie, and will make you crave to get your hands on the next Sophie book to figure out what's going on.If you enjoy chick-lit and/or light & funny mysteries, and if quirky characters rock your boat, this is the book and the series for you.

  • Beth Harrelson
    2018-09-05 13:41

    For some reason I enjoy this series enough to keep reading. Normally, when a character is so self-righteous and accuses everyone of being anti-feminist when they offer male assistance I quit. Sophie is too impulsive, demands respect and trust instead of earning it, blames everything on her boyfriend and thinks she's invincible.The series is humorous enough but predictable and I suppose a good intermission for me while reading paranormal which is my normal genre.Kyra Davis has made me enjoy her outrageous characters to the point that I will keep reading. I would definitely recommend this author for anyone who enjoys light, fun and mild mystery romance.I'm re-reading this book right now, May, 2012 in prep for the next book just released and my mind hasn't changed. My review stands. I must add that despite the irritations Sophie riles in me I have to say that I'm thankful for them. Of all of my family and friends I can't think of one who doesn't have something about them that drives me crazy. And of course, I know that my many flaws and failures do the same for the people in my world. Sophie is as flawed as a normal person should be...in someone else's eyes. I enjoy these books a lot. They make me laugh and sometimes it takes a while to figure them out. All of the characters come across as good human beings but I have my favs. Marcus has to be top on the list followed by Leah. Gabra Zackman is a fabulous performer on the audio version of the books BTW.

  • Darcy
    2018-09-05 07:58

    I am getting a little tired of the whole up and down between Sophie and Anatoly. Their drama, which is mostly on Sophie's end, makes me want to reach through the pages and thump her head like a melon. The sad thing is at some points during this book I got where she was coming from and did think she brought up some good points to Anatoly. One of the best thing about these books continues to be the friendship between Sophie, Dena, Mary Anne, and Marcus, with Leah thrown in to spice things up. Usually these people are relegated to the background, but this time around they are all front and center as Dena is shot while in Mary Anne's apartment with Sophie. And Sophie being Sophie can't let things be. As she looks at all those in their lives it is hard to pick the bad guy. I kept changing my mind, but then after the big reveal it was so obvious. I loved the running gag of the wedding at Disneyland and all the things that could be done with the wedding with the Disney characters. I couldn't believe the last couple of pages. Sophie's phone call with surprising information made me want to throw the book across the room, but only because I now have to wait until the next book to learn about the implications about the bomb that was dropped and it makes me rethink things with the person involved.

  • Cathy
    2018-09-15 08:38

    Great latest release! Love the Sophie Katz mystery series. This was the latest release from Kyra davis and in her chick lit detective series thhat came out earlier in 2010. Again, I listened to this installment and its excellentr narration by Gabra Zackman. I honestly didn't recognize her voice at first because it changed so much since the first book. The novel begins at a get together at Deena's house with background commentary talking about the variety of types of persons who inhabit San Francisco and the individuals who uniquely commprise Sophie's friends. Then, one of her friends is shot and Sophie once again becomes enmeshed in an attempted murder case. Sophie enlists her usual lineup of bffs: sex shop diva Deena, wannabe vampire Jason, hairstylist fashionisto Marcus, sweet and innocent Mary Anne, sister Leah, favorite nephew Jack, furry friend Mr. Katz and of course, the sexy Russian boyfriend, Anatoly Darinsky to find the gunman (or woman). As usual, Sophie will stop at nothing until she solves the crime and this time she is even more obsessed with finding the gunman because the victim is so close to her heart.

  • laninaki
    2018-09-01 11:54

    Sophie drove me crazy in this latest installment. She's arrogant, she's wrong, she insists that Anatoly and everybody else listen to her extremely flawed evidence, but won't give anybody else's theories the time of day because, you know, she's ALWAYS right. It's incredibly frustrating. After five books, in which she is often wrong and does extremely stupid things, she still hasn't learned her lesson. She's also a total bi-atch to Anatoly, jumping down his throat without provocation, ignoring him, etc. Their relationship wasn't fun in this book...it was painful.On top of my issues with Sophie, I was also bugged by the general lack of any story. Most of the book revolves around Sophie talking to this person or that, about random nonsense before jumping to the wrong conclusions about everything, and completely missing the most obvious suspect. Then, the last page of the book finally introduces something interesting, but I'm so bugged by the previous 319 pages that I'm not sure I'll take the bait and read book six. This novel should have been about the storyline introduced at the end, but instead it was about NOTHING!! Seriously irritating.

  • Lemonitsa
    2018-09-03 15:34

    June 17/10 -- Chapter 9 --June 18/10 -- Chapter 17 --So far I am enjoying this just as much (if not a little more) as the previous books in the series but there are moments when I'd like nothing better than to throttle Sophie! She is so self-absorbed at times that it is quite irritating. Anatoly has the patience of a saint.June 20/10 -- Finished --This is my favorite of the 5 Sophie Katz books. I enjoyed the mystery and even though I had an idea who the perpetrator was, it still made me doubt myself a couple of times. I stand by my statement that I'd throttle Sophie. She needs to step back and look at others, too, instead of believing herself the center of the universe. She's not 15 years old anymore and she's been in too many situations not to have learned something. Impulsive actions like screaming at Anatoly on the phone before she knows what's going on just make her more unlikeable. It is difficult to feel sympathy for a drama queen.Markus is a treat!Aside from that, the cliffhanger-like ending was great! I can't wait to see what is going to happen next.(finished)

  • Jaime
    2018-08-25 12:37

    Sophie is an established author who fancies herself a bit of a detective. I’m jumping in 5 books into the series, but any backstory that was relevant is explained. The characters here are over-the-top in one way or another, from the Disney loving Mary-Ann and Monty to the polyamorous Dena and Jason to the perpetually-stoned Amelia to the secretive Russian Anatoly. And Sophie is the glue that holds all of them together. As you would expect from the cover, the tone to this mystery is relatively light. At least, as light as it can be when someone has been shot and possibly paralyzed. My one complaint is that Sophie doesn’t really do any detecting here… things just sort of happen to her, and she reacts. The actions she takes are generally a result of someone else’s contribution or intervention. And at one point it looked like there was going to be a twist, but then it just evaporated. I think I might have preferred that to the actual ending, which was not entirely unexpected. All in all, this wasn’t a bad read, but I probably won’t rush out to pick up the earlier books in the series.

  • Laura
    2018-08-28 11:49

    Sophie Katz is shocked when her best friend, Dena, is shot and nearly killed. She is determined to find who did this to Dena and does whatever it takes to bring down the shooter.This is my first Sophie Katz book. I found her to be an interesting character with plenty of flaws and issues. I am from the Bay Area, so reading about San Francisco was fun. The secondary characters were quirky and added to the story.Overall, I didn't love the book. I liked it. It was light and nothing outrageously exciting. It was the perfect book to keep in my purse to read as I waited for appointments (I'm pregnant and have been going to the doctor lots, so I needed something to read in the waiting room a lot). It was easy to put down and pick back up and not really feel lost. I did take quite a while to read the book--maybe a 2-3 months because it wasn't something that held my attention so much that I HAD to keep reading.A light read with an different cast of characters with some really odd quirks.

  • Ashlie
    2018-08-29 14:43

    My favorite Sophie book so far! This book was very fast paced and kept you guessing until the end. Sophie's BFF Dena is shot in the back by an unknown assaliant. Sophie being true to her dumbassness believes she can locate the killer before the police. So as usual she forces her PI boyfriend to assist her yet holds back important information and puts herself in danger. I'll be honest I don't read these books for Sophie or her complicated and toxic relationship. I read it for her friends! I love Mary Ann's innocence and Leah's Obsessive Compulsive Need to be the best at everything. I love Marcus and his fabulousness and Jason Beck's eccentric yet loving personality. If I had a man who was as supportive and enthusastic as Jason I would cast a blind eye to his desire to be a vamprie. Then Dena, I wish I could be as powerful and honest as her. She seems like the type of chick I could roll with. Cudos to Kyra Davis Can't wait to read the next in the series.

  • Sara
    2018-09-12 07:34

    I really love this series but I found this book lacking. Marcus was really the highlight of it for me. Every scene he's in guarantees at least one laugh out loud moment. The plot was pretty simple, nothing too complex. I like the interaction between Sophie, Marcus, Dena, Maryanne and Leah. They're a great set of characters but I've grown tired of the constant arguments between Sophie and Anatoly. If they're not having sex, they're yelling at each other. I really question whether or not you can consider them a couple. She knows very little about him and he tries his best to keep it that way. And she tries her best to do the complete opposite of what he advises no matter that it usually ends up with her almost dying. She's constantly running head first into danger without a plan. I wish for once she could actually solve one of these mysteries without the person confessing and trying to kill her. I really do enjoy this series though and I'll most definitely continue reading it.

  • Laura
    2018-09-11 13:00

    I really felt like this series was going downhill for me when I read the books, so I never made it to this, the 5th book. Then, I started listening to them on audiobook, and fell in love with this series in a way I can't even explain. I read really fast, so I never got the humor and ridiculousness of this series like I did when I listened to it!This was a great mystery and I was definitely surprised when I was listening! I feel so close to the characters in this series now and this 5th book renewed that love for me.AND, I love Anatoly - though I've always loved him. but I finally felt like him and Sophie had reached a great place in their relationship during this book, which made my heart swell. When Anatoly says, "Sophie" in a pleading tone on the audiobooks - it literally melts my heart!LISTEN to the audiobooks in this series!

  • Stacy
    2018-08-27 11:33

    I loved the raw emotion of each of the characters in this book. I think that's my favorite thing about the Kyra Davis series--the characters grow in each and every book; they don't simply stay stagnant. I loved how many of the characters from the last book were reintroduced in this book and the story picked up right where the other one left off. There were plenty of "false leads" to keep you guessing throughout the entire book. I was surprised, though, not to see Kyra's mom make an appearance in this book. And, if I wasn't so excited that there was going to definitely be another Sophie Katz book, I would be so pissed off about the cliffhanger that Kyra Davis ended the epilogue with! Instead, it has left me excited to read the next book--it's been set up to be another winner. The only thing I'm upset about is that I don't know when the next book is coming out, so now I have to wait!

  • Brianna
    2018-08-24 12:42

    The only reason I took a star away from this book was the evil cliff-hanger. I bought this book in September and only finished reading it on New Years' Eve due to being insanely busy with school, but I was so glad whenever I was able to pick it up and read, her books are easy to get into and so much fun to try and decipher the real killer.Usually I'm not left with a cliff-hanger, this time I was left with one that makes me wish I'd waited to finish this till the next book came out. That is how good it is!But it is also mean, so I took a star away.Yeah, take that Kyra Davis! Making me wait for your amazing books... Oh fine, I'll give the star back since you deserve it!If you get a chance friends, read this series. It is so much fun!

  • Melissa Ward
    2018-09-18 12:40

    Kyra Davis - Vows, Vendettas and a Little Black DressMira, 2010.The latest in the Sophie Katz series begins with a bang, literally. Sophie's not so perfect paradise is disrupted when her best friend is shot in her own living room. After the suspenseful introduction, the story continues forward with a strong momentum. Towards the middle of the novel, this momentum seems to slow a bit, bit Davis uses her usual surprise suspense endings to jolt the reader out of their heavenly novel coma. Her witty humor rages on, along with the steamy love between Sophie and Anatoly. This book is yet another un-put-downable story that packs a hilarious punch and does not disappoint anyone from Davis' avid readers to first timers.

  • Bonnie
    2018-09-13 13:52

    This starts off with a bang that no one hears. In the first few pages, Mary Ann tells Sophie and Dena she is engaged, Dena gets shot in the back and can’t feel her legs, and Sophie and Anatoly (her boyfriend and a PI) both try to figure out who shot Dena and why. There are a lot of references to kinky acts and steamy situations, but most of it is left to the reader's imagination making this book spicy and sensual rather than hot.I laughed, I snorted, I cried, I cheered and stayed up late just to read "one more chapter", which always turned into three. I look forward to the next book about Sophie which I have already purchased! As Anatoly and her friends would say, “what will she get herself into next”?

  • Emily Flury
    2018-08-21 15:43

    I decided to read this book having not read any of the other books in the series and not really knowing what to expect. Parts of the writing of this book disappointed me, some bored me, while others made me laugh out loud. The gay friend, Marcus, I found to be hilarious, sort of the comic relief. I was turned off by the mix of this story being a mystery and romance novel. The main character reminded me of a grown-up Nancy Drew but the relationship with the Ned Nickerson character was not purely innocent (the way I feel it should be). I just didn't expect to be reading about the strong female protagonist's sex life.

  • Amber
    2018-09-19 11:30

    Slightly predictable chick-lit murder mystery series. Davis has created an interesting cast of supporting characters, but I wasn't overly enthralled with the main character, Sophie Katz. She's overly dense, and several times I found myself wishing she had gotten shot so another secondary character could take lead and solve the mystery. Several good one-liners in the book, but not enough to make me go read the first 4 books in the series. It did have an interesting cliffhanger about one character I really liked, so I'll be tuning in and reading the next book in the series when it's published.

  • Anne
    2018-09-15 09:31

    I'm giving this four stars because I loved how wonderful and supportive Anatoly was. Since I read this book after reading Janet Evanovich books it became quite obvious that Kyra Davis was influenced by Janet Evanovich and there were a lot of similarities. However I'm so pleased she didn't decide to copy the very frustrating love triangle in those books and it's nice that Sophie and Anatoly are a couple despite all the drama. The mystery got more interesting in the last half. I thought Leah was quite overbearing and felt sorry for Mary-Ann that she kept getting rail-roaded when it came to wedding decisions.

  • Tammi Thacker
    2018-08-29 09:45

    I was looking on iTunes for a good audio book to keep me busy while at the lake with my four teens & their friends. I found "Sex,Murder and a Double Latte" by: Kyra Davis and couldn't stop listening!Now I've listened to or read all the books in The Sophie Katz series and can't wait for more!!No matter how hard Sophie tries she just can't seem to stop getting involved in solving murder mysteries.Sophie and her friends keep you drawn into every story right up until the last word.Sophie's relationship with Anatoly her Private Investigator boyfriend with his sexy Russian accent keeps you drawn in as well....GREAT AUTHOR..GREAT BOOKS..HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!