So when Kyra Davis's Lust, Loathing and a Little Lipstick arrived in the mail, I was thrilled. I'd read Sex, Murder and a Double Latte, and completely fallen in love with mystery author Sophie Katz. There are two books in between Sex and Lust, but as far as I can tell, as long as you've read the first, you can jump right into the fourth. (I've got Passion, Betrayal and Killer Highlights and still have to buy Obsession, Deceit and Really Dark Chocolate), but I couldn't wait that long to read Lust, plus I had to have my review ready for release date so all of you could run out and buy it right away!
Here's my review from last week's Latest Reviews at Bookbitch.com (in case you missed it):
In the fourth title of this hilarious series, mystery author Sophie Katz has finally saved up enough money to buy her first home. Unfortunately in the San Francisco housing market, Sophie can only afford a modest fixer-upper. When her slimy ex-husband, who just happens to be a realtor, approaches Sophie with the deal of a lifetime—a fabulous renovated Victorian in a very desirable neighborhood, selling for way under market value—Sophie knows there must be a catch. And there sure is. Sophie and her ex arrive just in time to find the owner dead of a heart attack. Still, the owner’s son seems pretty anxious to unload the property, but only if Sophie can prove that she can make contact with the other side. The deal also comes with the stipulation the Sophie join a group obsessed with the undead. Then one of the members is murdered and it looks as though Sophie’s dream home may slip through her fingers. But Sophie’s not going to go down without a fight; she’s going to solve this one and get that house even if it means exposing herself to a crazed psychopath. Such a fun series. Davis’s cast of quirky and loveable characters never fail to crack me up.
Now, Kyra Davis is also running a contest with her latest release. Readers have a chance to win a trip to Sophie's San Fran and you can get all the details here.
I can't recommend this series highly enough. If you like Toni McGee Causey, Lisa Lutz, and, of course, Janet E., then you're guaranteed to love Kyra Davis. Sophie and Mr. Katz accompanied me to the gym and I pushed through some serious cardio whilst reading! Try it and then reward yourself with one of Sophie's favorite drinks afterwards -- you'll be glad you did.