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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,306 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kyra Davis Narrator: Gabra Zackman Publisher: Harlequin Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN:
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Sophie Katz's relationship with the irresistible and occasionally insufferable P.I. Anatoly Darinsky is on the fritz when a friend recruits Sophie's investigation skills to decode her possibly two-timing husband's strange behavior. When Sophie shows up in a short, red cocktail dress and her friend's hubby winds up dead, the loveable would-be sleuth can't help but take on the job.

Suddenly plunged into a crazy world of campaign mudslinging, dirt-digging, and cover-ups, Sophie begins to uncover some pretty dirty secrets indeed, involving a conservative congressional hopeful's involvement in the Furry community, a group of people who dress up in mascot-size stuffed animal costumes. Sex and politics, wouldn't you know?

Way in over her head as usual, Sophie reluctantly, or not-so-reluctantly, enlists the help of her two-time sidekick and ex, Anatoly. Together they set out to determine who killed Eugene and why, and in the process can't resist falling for each other...again? Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marci | 2/10/2014

    " Light-hearted mystery with an amateur sleuth--good reading for a sleepy Saturday afternoon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/10/2014

    " The third book in a series, it was VERY slow to start, but once it picked up I enjoyed it. It was a bit too long, and the author attempted to add some psychological complexity to the main character that didn't really work. Still, it was enjoyable, although I wouldn't recommend it unless the reader has read the first two books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie Cohen | 2/6/2014

    " LIke it as much as her first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 2/4/2014

    " I was still guessing at the end. This was better than the second book in the series. I listened to it on a recent business trip. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marguerite | 2/1/2014

    " I've read of couple of Kyra Davis' quirkily titled books with Sophie Katz as the part black/part Jewish protagonist. Sophie's day job is writer, but she also plays amateur detective--something her non-boyfriend-boyfriend, Anatoly, has problems with. Sophie reunites with Anatoly in this book. I didn't read this series in sequence, so I was surprised to find they had parted company for a while. This time, Sophie is sleuthing on behalf of an old friend, who suspected her husband was cheating. With her penchant for trouble, of course, the husband in killed in Sophie's presence. And we follow the breadcrumbs until the mystery is solved. This is fun, light reading. Or...maybe I'm partial to titles like this and Vows, Vendettas and a Little Black Dress, or any of the other books about Sophie's misadventures. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 1/26/2014

    " Eh. I didn't really like this one which makes me sad because I really liked the first two. It took the whole first half of the book for me to get interested at all. It kind of dragged. And I thought the whole furry thing was pretty stupid. However the last paragraph did get me interested in what might happen in the next one, but I was so disappointed in this one that I don't know if I'll actually read the next one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hollyhocks | 1/24/2014

    " There was a lot of good twists and turns and the very end definitely leaves you interested in the next book but it was pretty predictable .. I mean, it was so similar to another book I read that I knew who was the bad guy the moment he was introduced .. oh well, it was good entertainment for a few days at work .. and as usual Gabra Zackman is a cool narrator "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bari Coslow | 1/22/2014

    " This is an amazing series. Book 3 doesn't disappoint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devin | 1/15/2014

    " I think this was probably the funniest of the Sophie Katz books so far. The storyline also provided a little more insight and depth to the two main characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mickey (I'm A Book Shark) | 12/22/2013

    " I wasn't sure I was going to like this one when it started getting all political on me, but once the whole furry thing came into play I was glad I stuck with it. And I'm very interested in Sophie's relationship with Anatoly. Reminds me of my own in the marriage sense. I really like this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 12/20/2013

    " I like most of the story but the narrator wasn't my favorite and the "drama" when she read the title of each new chapter was very off putting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 12/14/2013

    " Not as good as her first two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/13/2013

    " I love Kyra Davis' sense of humor. This is an easy read, enjoyable, and just plain fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miranda Anzures | 12/11/2013

    " While this wasn't as good as the first two, it's entertaining at the least. "Obsession, Deceit, and Really Dark Chocolate" delves into the world of politics and more importantly, scandal. Always fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 September | 12/4/2013

    " This was an entertaining read that had me laughing out loud, literally, a few times. It was a little "scattered" in plot, and felt like it could have been tighter, but overall, it was an enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie Surani | 9/15/2013

    " Political stuff is definitely not my favorite subject, but the author kept me interested throughout the story. I guessed who the murderer was before the ending, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 9/12/2013

    " Finished this weekend. Not as good as the last one, but enjoyable and quick to read once I sat down with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shaunesay Eslanai | 8/29/2013

    " I'm kind of lukewarm on this one, the first two were more entertaining I think. I still liked it, and will read the next one, but of the three so far, this one isn't my favorite. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharal Hunter | 7/6/2013

    " The series isn't holding my interest, unfortunately... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 6/30/2013

    " a good fast read if looking for quick mystery to solve "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roseanne | 2/18/2013

    " I think I'm done with this series for a while. I didn't really like the main character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy Averitt | 12/17/2012

    " I really like these books. Love the characters. Easy fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nichol | 3/29/2012

    " I enjoyed this novel but not as much as I enjoyed Kyra's first two novels. I'm not sure why. On its own, it is still very entertaining and worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 8/7/2011

    " These books are such a guilty pleasure for me. Love Anatoly. The mysteries are always suspenseful too although this one was a bit overly political. Nonetheless a good light read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 7/31/2011

    " This was a fun, short read. Like the rest of the Sophie Katz series, this was an entertaining murder mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saylaveev | 3/12/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. Not as much as the previous one I had read though. I really enjoyed the whole "furry/plushy" concept because it was different from the usual stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kasey | 3/11/2011

    " Another fun installment to Sophie Katz. I did figure out the mystery before our sleuth Sophie, but for me this was still what I expected. I fun light read. This series is great if your looking for an uncomplicated laugh out loud book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nadine | 3/7/2011

    " Is all the whole thinks about is sex? Between that and language this ended up being another book I didn't finish "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terra | 2/26/2011

    " Another great read in the Sophie Katz series.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clorinda | 10/5/2010

    " I have enjoyed all of the Sophie Katz books so far. This one is no exception. It gets extra points for mixing in Furries and Plushies. If you don't know those terms, google it. (I did!) I laughed for five minutes straight after that. Also Sophie gets Anatole back! yay!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mickey | 9/10/2010

    " I wasn't sure I was going to like this one when it started getting all political on me, but once the whole furry thing came into play I was glad I stuck with it. And I'm very interested in Sophie's relationship with Anatoly. Reminds me of my own in the marriage sense. I really like this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 9/8/2010

    " Political stuff is definitely not my favorite subject, but the author kept me interested throughout the story. I guessed who the murderer was before the ending, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saylaveev | 9/6/2010

    " I enjoyed this book. Not as much as the previous one I had read though. I really enjoyed the whole "furry/plushy" concept because it was different from the usual stories.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 8/21/2010

    " I enjoyed the third book in the Katz series. There are enough continuing characters for a sense of continuity, and plenty of unique new characters. I was confused enough that I had no idea who the murderer was until the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julie | 8/16/2010

    " Another convoluted plot. The same annoying heroine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 7/17/2010

    " This series continues to be laugh out loud funny and keeps me awake nights listening.

    Good reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 7/17/2010

    " I really like these books. Love the characters. Easy fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 7/13/2010

    " I like most of the story but the narrator wasn't my favorite and the "drama" when she read the title of each new chapter was very off putting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bri | 6/10/2010

    " This character is FABULOUS! These books are FABULOUS!
    Chick Lit Amateur sleuth novel! With a Starbucks addiction and a hot Russian boyfriend/killer?!? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 6/6/2010

    " I didn't get involved as quickly as with her previous books, but it caught me eventually and was very entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise | 6/1/2010

    " Not my favorite in the series ... a little--scratch that--a lot weird and even once the whole murder plot had been revealed, I felt like I still didn't quite get it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethann | 5/29/2010

    " I can't help it. These books are totally my guilty pleasures. The protagonist, Sophie Katz, is just so freaking funny. I don't know, maybe I would feel differently if I didn't listen to the books - maybe it is all the Audible narrator - but seriously, great, light, fun chick lit here. "

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About the Author

Kyra Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of the the Just One Night trilogy, So Much for My Happy Ending, and the Sophie Katz mysteries. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently living in Southern California with her son and his charming, albeit moody leopard gecko.

About the Narrator

Gabra Zackman is an actress and narrator who has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards. She was educated at Northwestern University and performed at many venues in Chicago before touring the country with Boston Chamber Theatre. She has been seen on television in Law & Order.