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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (315 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tori Carrington Narrator: Allyson Ryan Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sofie Metropolis Novels Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781415957042
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Sofie's getting her feet under her as a PI and business is booming. So much so that she's hired her layabout cousin and a one-time petty criminal as "boys of all work". Okay, so her reputation's become, well, complicated - everyone in Astoria, Queens, knows that from time to time she shoots one of her own clients - but on the whole, she's getting a lot more respect than when she was best known for leaving her groom at the altar.

In fact, Sofie's just landed her first big criminal case - one so big that it's on the news nearly every night. A young man from the wrong side of the tracks has been accused of murdering his beautiful, wealthy girlfriend. His alibi's a mess and his attitude's worse. But his sister believes he's innocent, and soon, so does Sofie. Now she just has to prove it - or find the real killer.

If only she didn't have a host of distractions: a body disappears from her aunt Sotiria's funeral home, Sofie sees her Dino keeping company with her sister Efi, and Jake Porter returns, somehow connected to the missing body and, as always, making Sofie go weak in the knees. And since Dino's otherwise occupied...

Meanwhile, young Johnny is facing a life sentence. And Sofie Metropolis, budding PI, is his only hope.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charlene | 1/8/2014

    " I gave up on this book. it dragged and just generally annoyed me-there's no sense reading something I don't care for when there is plenty of other stuff out there! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stoli | 12/6/2013

    " Probably might read 1 more of the series, but kind of losing interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 10/19/2013

    " Not my favourite in the series. Although I can't quite put my finger on why. Maybe because she blows off Dino in favour of Jake. Maybe because her cases seemed a little farfetched. Who knows? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 1/15/2013

    " Similar to a Stephanie Plum novel. More serious than zany but with some humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 12/29/2012

    " Great main mystery with lots of little subplots to keep you entertained along the way. Definitely my favorite Sophie Metropolis book so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 11/30/2012

    " It's was a little slow in the beginning but picked up toward the end. One of the weaker ones in the series. But still a quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janna | 11/4/2012

    " I still feel like Sofie is trying to be a Greek Stephanie Plum. I wanted to slap her sometimes - I never want to slap Stephanie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 1/20/2012

    " Sofie takes on a big one this time as she helps to figure out if a guy is innocent of murder. She is also trying to find a corpse that disappeared before the viewing. She and her dog work things out and a cat enters her life too. Fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 7/12/2011

    " I really liked this installment, not everything works out perfectly, but the important things come out okay. Kind of missed Grampa Kosmos. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 5/9/2011

    " another enjoyable investigation with Sofie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MaryJane | 4/30/2011

    " A good light mystery read. I will be checking for more titles in this series. Not as fluffy as Janet Evonovich. Tori Carrington is actually the pen name of two people working together to write the Sofie Metropolis books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terry | 4/1/2011

    " Make a note that the Sofie Metropolis series has potential read-alike value for Janet Evanovich or Charlaine Harris readers. Spunky heroine, bounty hunter, a touch of vampire--leans toward more romance than mystery. Easy reading and just fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terry | 9/21/2010

    " Make a note that the Sofie Metropolis series has potential read-alike value for Janet Evanovich or Charlaine Harris readers. Spunky heroine, bounty hunter, a touch of vampire--leans toward more romance than mystery. Easy reading and just fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charlene | 5/26/2010

    " I gave up on this book. it dragged and just generally annoyed me-there's no sense reading something I don't care for when there is plenty of other stuff out there! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lemonitsa | 5/3/2010

    " June 08/10 -- Chapter 2 --
    June 14/10 -- Chapter 19 --
    June 15/10 -- Finished --

    I have loads of fun with these books because the mystery is enjoyable, the quirky Greek characters and other friends remind me of many people in my own life and everything makes me smile. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 7/7/2009

    " Similar to a Stephanie Plum novel. More serious than zany but with some humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MaryJane | 5/20/2009

    " A good light mystery read. I will be checking for more titles in this series. Not as fluffy as Janet Evonovich. Tori Carrington is actually the pen name of two people working together to write the Sofie Metropolis books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 3/24/2009

    " I really liked this installment, not everything works out perfectly, but the important things come out okay. Kind of missed Grampa Kosmos. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 11/8/2008

    " Not my favourite in the series. Although I can't quite put my finger on why. Maybe because she blows off Dino in favour of Jake. Maybe because her cases seemed a little farfetched. Who knows? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janna | 6/22/2008

    " I still feel like Sofie is trying to be a Greek Stephanie Plum. I wanted to slap her sometimes - I never want to slap Stephanie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 4/11/2008

    " Great main mystery with lots of little subplots to keep you entertained along the way. Definitely my favorite Sophie Metropolis book so far. "

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About the Author
Author Tori Carrington

Tori Carrington is the pen name of Lori and Tony Karayianni, a husband-and-wife writing team who have published more than twenty-five novels. They are recipients of the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award and have been nominated for the RITA Award. They live in Toledo, Ohio.

About the Narrator

Allyson Ryan is a voice actress who can be heard in commercials, promos, animation, and audiobooks. She received an AudioFile Earphones Award for her narration of Kaya McLaren’s On the Divinity of Second Chances. She also has extensive experience on stage and television and has appeared as “Mom” in several television commercials. Advertising Age nominated her for a Bobby Award in the best actress category for her work as the Duracell mom.