Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Meet Kyra Davis!
Today I'm excited to blog about Girlfriends Cyber Circuit author Kyra Davis, who follows up her successful "Sex, Murder And a Double Latte" with "Passion, Betrayal and Killer Highlights." It looks like one of those smart, funny, page-turners that booksellers will have to keep reordering. Go Kyra!
Here's the summary:
Sophie Katz has just offered a man $12,000 for his services…is she desperate or just meshugeneh?
Considering the kind of disasters that usually befall the half-black, half Jewish mystery writer, probably both. Because the last time Sophie saw sexy P.I. Anatoly Darinsky, he practically danced a jig when she waved goodbye-a normal reaction for a man who’d nearly bought the farm due to her misguided attempts at vigilante justice. What are the chances he’d agree to take incriminating pictures of her sister’s philandering husband? Or that he’d let her tag along-you know…for research?
But when her brother-in-law turns up dead and her sister becomes the prime suspect Sophie’s priority is finding the real killer. With or without Anatoly’s help. Her brother-in-law’s secret life yields plenty of suspects, but the San Francisco police aren’t taking any of them seriously. So Sophie does what comes naturally to her: she stirs up trouble (to lure the killer out, of course).
But if her crazy plan works will everybody survive the outcome?
And here's what critics are saying:
"…a high-octane hookup." --Cosmopolitan (Cosmo’s choice for July’s Red Hot Read)
"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…is priceless. To borrow a line from the book: 'Fabulous, absolutely fabulous!'" --Barnes & Noble Ransom Notes Reviews
"Following hard on the red spike heels of 2005's Sex, Murder and a Double Latte, Davis's second whodunit delivers on the promise of the first...A cast of charming caricatures…round out a version of San Francisco in which racial politics are fun to play with and sex is steamier than frothed milk." --Publishers Weekly
"Davis spins a tale full of unexpected turns and fun humor." --Romantic Times
"…lively writing, action-packed plot and keen character development." --Santa Cruz Sentinel
“…the perfect summer read…Davis constructs some broad sweeping social commentary in this book…which is bundled up amongst-what else-murder, fashion and frappuccinos.” --The GoodTimes
You can buy "Passion, Betrayal and Killer Highlights" at your local chain or independent bookstore, or from an online bookseller. For more information, visit Kyra's website at kyradavis.com.