Sophie Katz is a bit of an original. She
is half Eastern European White Jewish and half African
American, which leads to some interesting hair. She is a
famous author and a divorcee who has no desire to ever see her
ex, unless it is under a truck somewhere. She has a cast of
friends from sex toy shop owner Deena, to former college
professor Melanie. It is Melanie who calls Sophie for help
when she thinks her husband is cheating. Since Melanie knows
that Sophie hasn’t met her husband she is the perfect woman to
see if she can entice her husband. Sophie reluctantly
agrees. After meeting him and determining that he may be
concerned about something but cheating on his wife isn’t it.
Unfortunately for Sophie, this is when the troubles begin. He
is killed in a drive by attack seconds after leaving her.
Now she is going to figure out what the
real story was behind his death for Melanie. She reluctantly
agrees to have Anatoly work with her (ok she decides to use
him and his PI skills) so that she can keep an eye on him.
When Melanie turns up dead and Sophie starts to get phone
calls and threatening notes from characters (pink panthers,
koala bears etc.) suddenly they both believe Melanie’s husband
might not be the victim of a drive by shooting anymore.
In the spirit of Stephanie Plum (by Janet
Evanovich) or Sophie Metropolis (by Tori Carrington), Sophie
Katz is a character you will come to love.
I love Sophie Katz and in
Obsession, Deceit and Really Dark Chocolate I have to
say Ms. Davis has outdone herself. Not only is Sophie again
in the middle of a murder mystery but also the sexy, dark
Anatoly is back. Will she be able to explain that when she
said she wanted a boyfriend that she meant a “Tim Robbins to
her Susan Sarandon” not marriage? This will play out
throughout the story. I absolutely loved the scene where
Deena has to explain “plushies” and “furries” to Sophie. Add
to the story the hot interactions between Anatoly and Sophie
and you have a winner. I am a recent discoverer of Ms. Davis’s
talents and this will not be the last I read by her. If you
don’t want to pick up Obsession, Deceit and Really Dark
Chocolate just due to the title then take my
recommendation as it is one of my June Joyfully Recommended
reads. I only have one question now, when is the next one?