Sex, Murder and a Double Latte Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is the story of Sophie Katz, a half-black, half-Jewish woman who lives in San Francisco and writes murder mysteries. Sophie's wisecracking personality gets shaken up a bit when she starts to see signs that someone is breaking into her apartment.
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Sophie is further unnerved when there are copycat crimes based on her novels: a woman killed with a hatchet in a park, for example. Everyone around her starts to look suspicious. In particular, a Russian man named Anatoly whom she meets at Starbucks seems to be up to no good.

Anatoly has a hazy job that no one really knows about, and Sophie begins to suspect that he may be involved in past murders as well. She wants to free a rapper who may be unjustly in prison, so she and her friends decide to get to the bottom of Anatoly. But is there someone they forgot to investigate?
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Tone of story    -   very humorous Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   local police w/ IQ of a houseplant    -   killer purposefully leaves puzzle clues    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect    -   Big focus on forensic evidence Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   stalking/killing innocents Any non-mystery subplot?    -   minority/women/gay rights Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   Black


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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