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Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss (Sophie Katz Murder Mystery #4)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  2,077 Ratings  ·  159 Reviews
Mystery writer and dabbling recreational sleuth Sophie Katz is head over heels in love—with a three-bedroom Victorian. She's just got to have it, despite a few drawbacks. Her slimy ex is the Realtor. The rich, creepy seller wants her to join San Francisco's spirited Specter Society. And her first tour of the house reveals, well, a lifeless body clutching a cameo with a dis ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 19th 2009 by Mira (first published January 1st 2009)
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Dec 29, 2009 rated it it was ok
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.
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 Investigato
Terri Clark
Jul 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: audiobook
This started out as just another enjoyable typical cozy mystery. A bit too heavy on the romantic stuff for me but not a deal breaker. So was it necessary to be this transphobic? Is it hard to treat trans people with a modicum of respect and decency? I can’t imagine what it would be like as a trans person to spend 3/4 of this book having a good time only to encounter the hateful mess towards the end. It was disrespectful and derogatory and I won’t be continuing the series as I had planned. I can’ ...more
This was an awesome haunted house mystery. This is the kind of story that is believable and not an author's attempt to believe in something the way she believes we should see it. So many twists, turns, and characters doing bad things that it was more tricky figuring out who the actual killer was. I love how Sophie and Anatoly's relationship is maturing in a loving, fun and beautiful way.
Chicken Lit'er
Mar 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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!
Sep 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Anatoly makes my mouth water.
Jan 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
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.
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New York Times bestselling author of JUST ONE NIGHT, DECEPTIVE INNOCENCE, the Sophie Katz mysteries, SO MUCH FOR MY HAPPY ENDING and the upcoming DANGEROUS ALLIANCE, JUST ONCE MORE and JUST ONE LIE (July 28th, 2015).
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“A little mystery is not such a bad thing.” 7 likes
“People frequently claim to be going insane. But I've never heard somebody say they were going sane. Perhaps its because sanity isn't a desirable destination.” 2 likes
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