Vows Vendetta & A Little Black Dress by Kyra Davis
Sophie Katz is a mystery author living in San Fransisco. She can easily find trouble and would be killers. Sophie is also very observant making for a great accidental sleuth. Sophie is celebrating the engagement of her friend Maryanne when her best friend, Dena (Maryanne's cousin) is shot. She is determined to find the person responsible. Sophie's secretive and sexy P.I. boyfriend Anatoly has agreed to help. This is the fifth Sophie Katz novel and my favorite. I loved the dialogue and banter between Sophie and her small circle of friends, who have been with her since Sex Murder and A Double Latte. Through their conversations it easy to feel the history of their friendships.
This book is some serious fun and joy. I laughed a lot. One scene in a park had me laughing so hard it hurt. I tortured myself by reading it again. Sophie is worried about are best friend, Dena's recovery so its not all laughter.
" I shook my head fiercely. I couldn't repeat it again. The words were like small fish bones scratching against my throat"
There are a few suspects to keep things interesting. Though, when the shooter is revealed it read a little flat. The author gave so much before that moment, I didn't bother me. It picks up again when the shooter is caught.
I highly recommend the Sophie Katz novels, they are laugh out loud funny and entertaining. Vows Vendetta & A Little Black Dress works very well as a stand alone. It would be a great addition for bridesmaid's gift bags.