Series: A Sophie Katz Murder Mystery #1
Genres: Contemporary, Cozy, Fiction, Mysteries & Detective Stories
When a mystery writer cries bloody murder, everyone blames her overactive imagination…Thriller scribe Sophie Katz is as hard-boiled as a woman who drinks Grande Caramel Brownie Frappuccinos can be. So Sophie knows it's not paranoia or post-divorce, living-alone-again jitters, when she becomes convinced that a crazed reader is sneaking into her apartment to reenact scenes from her books. The police, however, can't tell a good plot from an unmarked grave.When a filmmaker friend is brutally murdered in the manner of a death scene in one of his movies, Sophie becomes convinced that a copycat killer is on the loose —and that she's the next target. If she doesn't solve the mystery, her own bestseller will spell out her doom. Cursing her grisly imagination (why, oh, why did she have to pick the ax?), Sophie engages in some real-life gumshoe tactics. The man who swoops in to save her in dark alleys is mysterious new love interest Anatoly Darinsky. Of course, if this were fiction, Anatoly would be her prime suspect.…
I have found a new genre!
Thoughts on Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte
I’ve read a few cozy mysteries. You may count Stephanie Plum has a cozy mystery, but that’s about as far as I’ve gone into the genre. I’ve wanted to try it for a while so I picked up this book because I liked the title. It sounded fun and like it would be just what I needed to get out of my book slump.
I feel that I should mention that this year I’m trying to read books with more diverse characters. I want to read books about people that aren’t like me. This book has so many diverse characters and I didn’t realize it until I started reading it.
The main character is a black woman best friends with a black gay male and her other best friend owns a sex shop and there is no slut shaming at all when it comes to her friends sexuality. I was amazed at how diverse this book was.
The mystery itself was unique. Two famous people were killed in the exact manners that they wrote about. One was a director, and one was a musician. Sophie, our main character, was an author and started to worry that she was also on the list.
It was a cozy mystery but it was also fast paced and had a few different twists and turns. I caught myself trying to guess who the killer was and I was extremely surprised. I had such a fun time reading this book and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
I will definitely be reading more cozy mysteries, especially by Kyra Davis. If you like diverse characters, fun titles, and interesting plots- then I think you should too.