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3.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 5 3.66 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kyra Davis Narrator: Gabra Zackman Publisher: Harlequin Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN:
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Vows, Vendettas, and a Little Black Dress is set in San Francisco, a backdrop against which many colorful characters filter in and out of the action. Everything from kinky sex shops to fairytale weddings, from gay hair stylists to Russian spy types with mysterious backgrounds converge to create a reading and listening experience for amateur sleuth, Sophie Katz fans.

Protagonist Sophie Katz, is ecstatic to learn that her friend Maryanne is to be married. The joy is soon cut short, for soon after the announcement, their best friend and bridesmaid-to-be, Dena, is shot in Maryanne's apartment. Her injuries could mean life in a wheel chair.

Sophie is determined to use her detective skills to nab the gunman and has her hands full once she tries to narrow in on possible suspects. Dena has lots of possible suspects, given the popularity of her sex shop and a number of enemies she has made.

Then there is the matter of the wedding planner and boyfriends who don't want Sophie or her friends involved at all.

Impetuous, fearless Sophie will not give in. Half Jewish, half black and a bit more than wild and crazy, Sophie gets herself and her friends involved in many a precarious, sometimes funny predicament that make this one wedding that will be remembered by all.

Kyra Davis knows San Francisco well, having been born there and having spent most of her life living among its colorful people and places.

Like the protagonist in this audiobook, Davis is biracial, half Jewish and just a bit of a free spirit.

She majored in Business and Humanities at Golden Gate University. She has spent time in retail fashion, is a divorcee and is now a single mother. She continues to write light-hearted books with streaks of comedy.

The peach taffeta Bridesmaid dress- that should be Sophie's problem. Not attempted murder.

Overjoyed at Maryanne's engagement, amateur sleuth Sophie Katz can't wait for the wedding vows and party toasts to begin. But then Dena - best friend, bridesmaid, and all-around vixen - is mysteriously shot just after the announcement. Leave this to the authorities? No way. Dena may never walk again, and Sophie vows to marry her fists with the shooter's face.

Problem is, the number of suspects is off the charts - from jaded lovers to anti-free-lovers to just plain old haters. Dena's made plenty of enemies thanks to her popular sex shop - and, yes, she's no saint - but really, who deserves to be shot?

With an überlogical almost boyfriend condemning her vigilante quest, and a wedding planner going vicariously bridezilla over the dream princess wedding, Sophie's barely thinking straight. But if she can keep her cool (and avoid all errant taffeta), she just might nab her man and save the (wedding) day.

Big if.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/15/2014

    " This is by far the best one of the series so far!!! So good! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deborah | 2/3/2014

    " So far, I'm thoroughly enjoying this book! It's a great little diversion from my steampunkish, vampirish, forensic diet of books. Though Ms. Davis does dish up some wonderful mystery and punkish people. I can't wait to finish this one and read her other books in this venue. {Revision: Slowed terribly at the end. Not a very engaging story after a great start. I'm not interested in reading any more of her novels. Sorry. Really became a juvenile murder...} "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tara | 2/3/2014

    " Yeah, can't say I loved this. The storyline wasn't bad, but the characters were kinda bad. The main character was horribly annoying. I would not read this author again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 2/1/2014

    " I love this series, so fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 1/29/2014

    " I know some people think Sophie is a whiner. I think she's schizo. I second she is thrilled at her boyfriend and literally a second later she is calling him every name in the book--and the horrible thing is he still hangs around. This book had a lot of that in it and it pulled down my rating because of it; still I did enjoy the story and Kyra Davis pulled out the stops on the surprise ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 1/25/2014

    " I liked this book, I like the characters, but holy cliffhangers. What's with every series book I read leaving me with huge cliffhangers lately?! Even if it's not the end of a series I'm still going to have to wait at least a year for the next one. Booo! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carole | 1/24/2014

    " I hope this isn't the end of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethann | 1/12/2014

    " Seriously, I love these books. They are my "guilty pleasure" chick-lit read. I love the characters and I am totally invested. I can't wait for the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal Ledger | 12/9/2013

    " Can't wait for the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aviv | 11/27/2013

    " The usual Sophie Katz fare. If you enjoyed the previous books in this series you'll enjoy this book equally. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 11/26/2013

    " I don't think this is the best series out there, but at least the major characters are growing and changing. (Take note Janet Evanovich!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda Haven | 11/14/2013

    " another fun, fast read from Kyra Davis! I love the Sophie Katz mystery series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mickey (I'm A Book Shark) | 6/17/2013

    " There better be a next one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How can she end it like that?? And poor Dina. The whole thing was nuts. Yikes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marisa | 5/21/2013

    " This was unfortunately the worst of the series in my opinion. Very predictable and way too focused on Sophie's personal problems instead of the mystery itself. Up until now, I had been really impressed with the prose and the plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandy | 5/6/2013

    " It was alright. A pretty good mystery. Probably would've liked it more if I had started at the beginning of the series. Some of the characters were kooky, annoying or just plain nutty. Sophie needs to chill out if her relationship is gonna work. It had a great cliffhanger! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharrine | 12/21/2012

    " I loved it. I love the entire series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 9/24/2012

    " Enjoyable characters, true friendship, and good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 9/10/2012

    " Just plain fun to read--laughed out loud at a few parts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/15/2012

    " Funny and entertaining, but not quite as good as the 1st couple of books in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi (awesome group member) | 5/29/2012

    " 3.5 stars. I really like this series even though Sophie can sure pull out the crazy in less than 30 seconds. I like the growth of all the characters in this series and the development of the love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice Winkelbauer | 3/30/2012

    " This book was a page turner. If you like murder mysteries and humor you'll like this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 2/1/2012

    " Funny! The latest in the series. The story revolves around the wedding plans of one of her bff and the shooting of the other. Set in San Francisco, almost makes me want to live there! Hope it is not the end of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 10/31/2011

    " Fun series. Like in the Stephanie Plum novels, the characters are a bit predictable, but since they're entertaining I keep going back! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 5/11/2011

    " This was a great entry into this mystery series. I really enjoy the humor and the characters as well as the plot itself. I have already ordered the next one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 NyxShadow | 5/2/2011

    " Encore mieux que les précédents ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 4/25/2011

    " Every new addition to the Sophie Katz series is phenomenal. I truly enjoy Kyra's writing and getting lost in Sophie Katz's adventures and how she ALWAYS manages to be at the wrong place at the wrong time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethann | 3/29/2011

    " Seriously, I love these books. They are my "guilty pleasure" chick-lit read. I love the characters and I am totally invested. I can't wait for the next one1 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/9/2011

    " Not bad. Good mystery. Not a huge fan of her relationship/boyfriend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherri | 1/21/2011

    " It kept me guessing (incorrectly) the whole time! And then it left with such a cliffhanger in the last few sentences. I just know there's another one coming and I can't wait to see what it will be about. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 11/22/2010

    " Little book about a female who likes to play detective. Didn't like the characters and it seemed like it came out of a soap opera. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn | 11/6/2010

    " It was an easy, indulgent audiobook - but don't go out of your way for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 10/18/2010

    " A quick chick lit read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 10/15/2010

    " Lots of fun, as usual! "

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

    " There better be a next one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How can she end it like that?? And poor Dina. The whole thing was nuts. Yikes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 9/8/2010

    " Another wonderful story. I read it in record time. It left me excited for the next book. "

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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 four 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.