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Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss
by Kyra Davis

Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 disturbing history of its own.
There's no way Sophie is going to give up the ghost on her dreams of stained glass and original woodwork, though--even when things become "officially" weird. A Society member is found with a slashed throat, and Sophie's house might as well be yelling, "GET...OUT " She's hearing footsteps, lights are turning themselves off and her stuff keeps moving inexplicably. To top it off, boyfriend Anatoly thinks it's all in her head.
Sophie is 99 percent sure her problems are caused by someone six feet tall instead of six feet under, but the only way to be sure is to track down the killer--before he pushes her kicking and screaming to the other side....

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780778327363
  • ISBN-10: 0778327361
  • Publisher: Mira Books
  • Publish Date: June 2009
  • Page Count: 368


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 34.
  • Review Date: 2009-04-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

In Davis's otherworldly fourth chick lit cozy to feature San Francisco author and amateur sleuth Sophie Katz (after 2007's Obsession, Deceit and Really Dark Chocolate), a chance meeting with her realtor ex-husband leads Sophie to the three-bedroom Victorian of her dreams. The price is unbelievably low, but there's a catch. The house's owner, Kane Crammer, has stipulated Sophie must join the San Francisco Specter Society and regularly attend séances. The deal appears harmless enough, until one of the society members is murdered in a genuine locked-door mystery. The victim's estranged wife hires Sophie's current lover, PI Anatoly Darinsky, to find the real killer and eliminate her as a suspect. Sophie, unable to resist investigating on her own, soon discovers Kane harbors ulterior motives and has no intention of letting her buy his property. Humor, romance and an appealing, spirited protagonist add up to an entertaining read. (June)

 
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