Title: Lust, Loathing, and a Little Lip Gloss
Author: Kyra Davis
Genre: Paranormal, mystery, romance
First off, how fabulous is the title? It reminds me of the titles Carrie Bradshaw chose for her articles, in a way.
Now for the run-down:
Spunky, Jewish heroine who has a disturbing habit of finding dead bodies? √
Gay best friend who is also the best hairdresser in town? √
Ex-Husband who is strangely still in the picture? √
Opinionated mother? √
Blooming relationship with a private investigator? √
Murder of a top chef? √
A well trained parrot? √
Pet cat who is fabulous on many levels? √
All the hallmarks of a fun and engaging read are wrapped up into this Sophie Katz story. Unfortunately, my library sent me astray, this is the first time I'd seen this novel. It is however, not the first in the series. Luckily, it does stand alone. I'm pretty sure that other than some larger character arcs, you aren't going to miss anything if you just pick any novel from the group.
Also, you can win a great prize package (including a tour of San Fran.) by visiting the author's website: http://www.kyradavis.com/ But hurry...the contest only runs until August 15th.