Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss by Kyra Davis is the fourth book in the “Sophie Katz” chick-lit mystery series. Publisher: Mira, June 2009

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….

This was a fun book to read. I enjoyed the antics of Sophie and her friends.  I started this book in the morning and finished it within 24 hours simply because I could not stop turning the pages. There is so much in this book, suspense, romance, mystery, friendship and family drama.  My rating: 4 stars

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