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Coups de foudre, crimes et rouge à lèvres (Sophie Katz Murder Mystery #4)

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,874 Ratings  ·  147 Reviews
Bientôt trente ans ! N'est-ce pas le moment de se ranger un peu et de mener (enfin) une vie d'adulte ? C'est forte de ces bonnes résolutions que moi, Sophie Katz, je me suis mis en tête de tirer un trait sur mes activités de détective privé amateur - qui on peut bien le dire ne font pas très sérieux et me mettent souvent dans des situations abracadabrantes - et de m'achete ...more
Paperback, 483 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Harlequin Red Dress Ink (first published January 1st 2009)
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Dec 31, 2009 Susan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I started off liking this book and it's characters but half way through the book they were really getting on my nerves. By the end of the book I was sorry more of them hadn't been murdered. The plot was goofy and mystery almost none existent.
Terri Clark
Jul 05, 2009 Terri Clark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Friends who like chick lit, lots of humor, and a little mystery thrown in.
Shelves: mysteries
Forget Manolos and Cosmopolitans, trade New York for San Francisco, Mr. Big is no Anatole, and your new BFF is Sophie not Carrie.

This series is a delightful romantic romp with a little mystery and a lot of humor mixed together to create one absolutely FABULOUS read. Kyra Davis's leading lady is one feisty chick who seems to attract murderers and crazy people [and that's just her friends and family:]. Sophie Katz's most endearing qualities are her addiction to Starbucks and the enlightening conv
Lisa Kay
Ashbury Heights Victorian, near San Francisco, California

View of church up near Stanyan and Fulton.

(This is a review of the audiobook.) I just love Ms. Davis’ clever Sophie Katz Murder Mystery series, but I’ve never heard one of her books on audio. I have this one in paperback and hadn’t gotten around to reading it. Alas, then had a sale. Eep!

Gabra Zackman does a nice job reading this one, doing a great job differentiating the voices. I liked Sophie Kate’s Private Investigator boy
Jun 03, 2009 Liz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This will be a great beach/pool read for mystery lovers. This is the 4th in a series of mysteries by Kyra Davis but you can begin with this one and pick up the others later. Divorcee Sophie Katz lives in San Francisco and loves her designer coffee. She also loves Victorian houses and is going to be able to purchase one--not because she can afford it but because her ex-a sleazy realator thinks he can get it for her "at a steal." However, the house comes with conditions attached and Sophie loves t ...more
Okay, this author has about 6 books in this mystery/suspense series. I read the fourth in the series, cause I'm silly. And I enjoyed it a great deal. The book stood easily on it's own, so even though I hadn't read the first three, I didn't feel as if I was missing alot. They referenced previous books, and side stories from those, but nothing major. And again, the hottie is a Russian ex-spy/awesomeness. I appreciated the the humor, the sex scenes, and story. The book wasn't very long, but I am ha ...more
Valerie Andrews
Sophie Katz – the sometimes annoying and often delusional amateur sleuth – finds the house of her dreams. But it may be the stuff of nightmares when her ex-husband gets involved, the house's owner dies and the sale of the house is contingent on some pretty strange stipulations.

Sophie feels connected to the Victorian and is willing to risk a lot to keep it, but as the body count gets as high as the weirdness factor, she wonders if the house isn't trying to keep her out. Anatoly wants her to move
Chicken Lit'er
Sophie Katz strikes gold in this mystery/women's lit thriller. The author, Kyra Davis, kept me guessing right up until the very end with twists and turns along the way! This novel is Davis' best, by far, mixing themes of mystery, romance, family and non-stop action.

5 exuberant stars!
Feb 11, 2014 Moira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"I believe there are only three things we can count on to make this world bearable: good friends, a loving family (even when they're as crazy as mine) and certain mood-altering substances, mainly caffeine and vodka." I fell in love with this book with the third sentence. This book is part of an on-going saga (of which I have read none), but Sophie and her kooky friends are entertaining as all get out. I don't understand some of the personal drama between Sophie and her lover it would seem previo ...more
Isis Persephone
Jan 01, 2014 Isis Persephone rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Sophie is back, and she's just as funny, neurotic, and danger-attracting as ever! What starts out as a real estate transaction--albeit one that would be oh-so-much-better if the real estate agent wasn't Sophie's ex-husband--becomes a multiple murder mystery with a creepy supernatural twist. The new characters were well developed and the old ones even more so, and as always, Anatoly's super sexy. Unfortunately, in this book Sophie tiptoed over the line into the Too Stubborn to Live category of h ...more
Jun 24, 2009 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good grief, these are funny! They tide me over until the next Stephanie Plum novel comes out. Highly recommended for anyone who's an Evanovich junkie.
Feb 04, 2016 Bonnie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Never a dull moment in Sophie Katz life. That is probably why she is one of my favorite sleuths OR is it the title of the books that hook me OR is it the sexy boyfriend, Anatoly? HUMMM.

In this novel she has found the home of her Dreams, a 3 bedroom Victorian. The only problem is her ex-husband is the realtor, the owner of the house is crazy, the house is haunted (which Anatoly thinks is all in her head), there are two murder victims back to back but she has a contract to buy the home of her drea
Sep 03, 2009 Janina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anatoly makes my mouth water.
Cara Purcell
Aug 13, 2009 Cara Purcell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lust, Loathing, and a Little Lip Gloss is another great book in the Sophie Katz series. I loved this one just as much as the others, Sophie is back with her stellar sleuth skills and quick wit that makes you laugh out loud while reading. Many times while reading this book I got the “is that lady crazy look” for busting out laughing in public. Anatoly is sexy and sweet as ever and I was so happy with the way these two are progressing in their relationship. The paranormal side of the story keeps i ...more
This is the 4th installment of the Sophie Katz mystery series. Sophie is a mystery writer living in San Francisco, who has a wacky set of friends and a hot Russian boyfriend (one star is given just for him). This installment has Sophie dealing with some things from her past including her ex-husband who makes her an offer she can't refuse.

Normally I have to space out books in a mystery series because they are too formulaic. There are some elements of a formula as Sophie always stumbles onto a bod
Holly Lee (Bellas Novella)
Jan 17, 2010 Holly Lee (Bellas Novella) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
I have the review of Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss here, as well as the winner of a copy of this fabulous book!

Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss is the fourth novel in a series about a novelist turned amateur detective. Sophie Katz has no idea how she keeps finding herself in these situations, her mother has taken to calling her "the mortician", due to the fact that she is forever finding dead bodies. Can you imagine what this would do to a nice Jewish mother? oy!

Sophie has a bit of
Jul 09, 2012 Brooke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was really cautious when I picked up this novel because it had been on my 'to-read' list for awhile and even though I had read the previous novels in the series, I found that it had been such a long time I couldn't remember anything surrounding the storyline. Luckily, that was not a problem at all. This book could have easily been a standalone novel and I was quite happy about that. It was the ideal cute, girly, poolside read that I was aiming for and it had me laughing and lusting for the won ...more
Another Sophie Katz mystery filled with humor, love, sex, betrayal, murder and - this time - ghosts from the past. Poor Sophie can't seem to go anywhere without stumbling upon a dead body (or two). I never know how Sophie's going to get herself out of the mess she always seems to land herself in. In the 4th book in the series, with help from PI boyfriend, Anatoly, ex-husband, Scott and his girlfriend, Venus and an odd-house-seller, Kane, Sophie finds her dream home. At a price that might not be ...more
Dec 17, 2012 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books, 2012
I liked this book because I learned so much more about Sophie's family, as well as her steamy relationship with Anatoly. However - it took me quite a long time to get into and I just never felt connected to the book. I was often very confused about the character's names and telling people apart. I'm not sure if I just read this at a bad time in my life (I'm swamped with everything else and haven't been reading much lately) or if this book just wasn't spot on for me...

Love the series though and L
Amanda Rassaerts
Jul 28, 2015 Amanda Rassaerts rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Je le lis chaque année. En fait, Kyra Davis, je l'admire. Sophie est mon héroine. je passe d'excellents moments avec elle. Elle m'a réconcilié avec la lecture.

I read this book every years. In fact, Kyra Davis , i love Her. Sophie is my hero ( i dont know how to say that in english sorry ) .
May 24, 2009 Farah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lust Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss, the fourth book in the Sophie Katz further follows the headstrong frappocino loving writer as she attempts to buy a home. And of course, in true Sophie fashion the entire process is far from simple and includes as a few dead people. Proving once and for all how fabulous Sophie is because despite the body count that follow close encounters with her, she always gets invited to rub shoulders with the fabulous.. I did see some suprises coming in this book but ot ...more
Jun 21, 2009 Darcy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, mystery, chick-lit
I love this series, Sohpie is an interesting woman with fun friends. I love that she goes off and does all these goofy things, that seem perfectly normal to her at the time, but then afterwards when she has time to think she realizes that it wasn't the best thing. This book is no different. Breaking into Kane's house was very funny, and watching her deal with Dena and her men issues. But I think the best thing about this book was bittersweet, her realization that the person she thought was perfe ...more
Sep 07, 2010 Carrie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was cute and entertaining, part of a cute and entertaining series.

The problem is, that I get this series very confused with Laura Levine's Jaine Austen series. They both are "chick lit" style mysteries about women who are writers, live alone, have an eccentric family, a (stereotypical?) gay best friend, a wacky female best friend, and who inadvertently come across dead bodies in their day to day life. The only difference is whether or not they are successful writers.

This means that as I rea
Most of this book was fun. I liked it until the big reveal and then it went a bit too far for me. Definitely a little far fetched at times (not entirely unexpected) but it veered into just being mean at times. There's so much potential with a good ghost story!
Renee Furutani
I actually want to give this story 2.5 stars but I'll go for 3 since the narrator of the audio book was quite good. The stories are getting weaker as the series goes on but I'm no quitter so I'll see it through.
Mar 31, 2015 K.Rose rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
I was really enjoying it, right up until it got weirdly transphobic. That arc was completely out of place and the use of transphobic slurs left a bad taste in my brain.
Tammi Thacker-Coleman
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 relat
Feb 11, 2014 J rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
BEWARE of spoilers. One man's book flap summary is another man's spoiler.
I don't hide or promote my reviews.

This was amusing. It was also a trifle.
Jan 01, 2016 Dmh rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This series totally jumped the shark with this book. What a disappointment after 3 great previous books in the saga.
Jan 17, 2013 Ashlie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finally I am falling in love with this series and Sophie. There were so many suspects I couldn't pin point the bad guy or guy(s) until the author did her big reveal. Love the dynamic of the Katz family and really felt for the trama that all the characters expereienced. This was heavier then they other books. Sophie was still stubborn and did stupid things but noting to the point where you wanted to slap her. Her relationship is progressing at a believable rate and all together it was just a good ...more
Oct 04, 2015 Mooncat rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Halleluja, I'm through! No more Sophie Katz for me. She was so unbelievably stupid and stubborn and clueless in this one, as crazy about that house as the killers in their motives for their murders.
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