Sex, Murder And A Double Latte (Advanced Reading Copy)
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From the publisher:
What happens when you combine Chick Lit with a murder mystery? Just about anything!
Meet Sophie Katz, the heroine of Sex, Murder And A Double Latte. She's sassy, hip, intelligent and unapologetically obsessed with Starbucks. As a biracial woman living in San Francisco she is inherently tolerant of the alternative lifestyle choices of those around her but she draws the line at murder.
Enter the world of Sophie and her creator Kyra Davis and you will discover why it is never a good idea to tick off a woman who is heavily caffeinated.
Self proclaimed coffee addict, Sophie Katz has it all--a beautiful San Francisco apartment, a flourishing career as a murder mystery novelist, an exotic appearance (that can be attributed to her Black and Jewish ancestry), great friends, a loving (albeit neurotic) family, and a crazed fan who may or may not be trying to kill her. Now if Sophie doesn't do something about the latter she will lose everything.
Sophie's problems start when Hollywood producer, Alex Tolsky, who was interested in having one of her novels adapted into a screenplay, is found dead with slit wrists in his bathtub. The manner of his death duplicates that of a character who was murdered in one of Tolsky's own movies. But Tolsky has a history of depression so the news is more upsetting than shocking.
Several months earlier in a seemingly unrelated incident a Hip-Hop artist was killed in the same manner that he himself had described in one of his hit singles. However it isn't until little things begin to happen to Sophie that happened to a victim in one of her own murder mysteries that she makes the connection between the different crimes and begins to acknowledge the possibility that she might be the targeted victim of a serial killer.
Unfortunately her stalker is too smart to do anything to attract the attention of the SFPD so in desperation she turns to her best friends for help. This group consists of Marcus, her Gay male hairstylist, Mary Ann, a make-up artist for Neiman Marcus, and Dena, the proud owner of an upscale sex shop. Not exactly the dream team, but their loyalty and determination are unshakable.
Together they work to change Sophie's role from victim to heroine. In the meantime Sophie must figure out if the man she's been dating is the answer to her dreams or the creator of her worst nightmare.
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What a hoot that this is an ARC. It's mid-April and the copyright in the book is May! I'm having a lot of fun with that! Okay, so I am easily amused . . .
Deep? No. Enjoyable? Yup!
It was nice to read an RDI where the main character wasn't a grumpy person intent on messing up her life for the first half of the book!
I thought I knew who the killer was about 1/3 way through the book, but when it turned out to be wrong I had to think carefully about who it could be, and then it hit me because it was so obvious. Isn't funny how the obvious killers are right under our nose and we don't even know it? LoL. It was the most unlikely character and that's why it turned out to be him!!
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
sending off to cougmax today!
Will start today, it looks fun!
I loved catching the spelling errors since it was an ARC, I felt like an editor!
Thanks for passing on the ARC as a ring that was fun to read it before it hit the shelves.
Will PM tjroth now.
Laura Levine's This Pen For Hire was much more entertaining.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Sending off to my good buddy, Cheriepie!
I've PMed Doris, whose addy I already have, to confirm she still wants to read this, and if so, I'll put it in the mail to her when I get back from my Key West vacation on 10/25.
UPDATE 10/22: The powers-that-be saw fit to return me from my Key West vacation early due to Hurricane Wilma, due to strike the Flordia Keys sometime on Monday. So though we were only there about 36 hours, we rescheduled the trip till 11/1. Oh, but about the book... I got it packed up today and it'll go out in Monday's mail, Oct. 24, 2005 to Doris in Quebec via Air Mail.
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for sharing!
I will PM andrea1982 for her addy.
Jan-06 - Have the computer up and running. Mailed to andrea1982 Sorry about the delay!
EDIT: Feb. 24th, 2006
I really enjoyed this book, I read it over a couple of days on a business trip. It was a nice light read, and I actually stayed up late one night to finish it, so that I could find out the ending. I was so wrong with who I thought the kiler was.
I have PM'd Antheras for an address, and then I'll send it out. Thanks for sharing this one, it was a great read!