The Barnes & Noble Review
In Passion, Betrayal and Killer Highlights -- the sequel to Kyra Davis's 2005 debut novel, Sex, Murder and a Double Latte -- frappuccino-addicted murder mystery novelist and amateur sleuth Sophie Katz is faced with a new whodunit, this one involving her sister, Leah, and brother-in-law, Bob, who turn up dead only hours after confessing his infidelity.
With numerous bullets in Bob's head and his gun missing, Leah becomes the prime suspect. But Sophie knows her sister could never commit murder and, with the help of hunky Russian private investigator Anatoly Darinsky, sets off to find the real killer. It soon becomes apparent that Bob was far from an ethical man: He was cheating with not one but three women, and he might well have been involved in far more nefarious activities. But as Sophie and Anatoly close in on the killer, Leah -- the grieving widow -- decides to have her navel pierced and get burgundy highlights in her hair…
A witty and engaging blend of chick lit, pop culture, and amateur-sleuth whodunit, Davis's San Francisco-based saga will appeal not only to female readers but to any mystery fan who has an offbeat sense of humor. Davis effortlessly explores serious social issues -- racial discrimination, sexism, adultery, multiculturalism, etc. -- while keeping the mood light and laugh-out-loud funny. Additionally, the cornucopia of subtle symbolism throughout (like the exploding Barbie Dream House) is priceless. To borrow a line from the book: "Fabulous, absolutely fabulous!" Paul Goat Allen
That my friends is what you call a rave. My little Sophie book is now a featured title in B&N's mystery newsletter (along with bestselling novelists, Charlaine Harris, Ken Bruen and Jason Starr) and on the B&N website!
I’ve always liked Barnes And Noble but now I love them, love them, love them. As far as I’m concerned they are the Starbucks of all bookstores. (Note to Booksense and Borders: if you want to woo me all it takes is a positive review placed in any one of your newsletters and/or websites. There’s room in my heart for all of you).
Okay, now that I’m done gushing let me remind those of you who live or work in or around San Francisco that I will be speaking at Alexander Book Co. at 12:30. Of all my scheduled signing events this one is the most questionable in terms of attendance. It has nothing to do with the bookstore. Alexander is great and even if you can’t come see me you should definitely check them out next time you're in their neighborhood. The problem is the time. Alexander is located in the heart of the financial district and so by having 12:30 signings they make it possible for office workers to hear an author read on their lunch breaks. Thing is, I personally don’t know anyone who works in the financial district and most people have jobs that make it impossible for them to be far away from their offices in the middle of a Friday afternoon. So the attendance will be completely dependant on whether or not my book appeals to Alexander's very specific demographic. All this is my way of saying, if you can come, do! Here’s their info:
Alexander Book Co.
San Francisco, CA 94105
If you can’t come and you live in the Bay Area I hope you’ll attend my Sunday signing at M is For Mystery in San Mateo. I’ll be reading at 2:00. Their info is as follows:
M is For Mystery
86 East Third Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401
Toll free outside the Bay Area: 888-405-8077
Hope to see you at one (or both) of the events!
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