Kyra Davis

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Kyra Davis
Born Santa Clara, California
Occupation Writer, novelist
Nationality American

Women's fiction

Spouse Rod Lurie
Children 3

Kyra Davis is a New York Times bestselling American novelist, best known for her Just One Night trilogy and the Sophie Katz mystery series.[1] In 2013 Anonymous Content optioned Davis' Just One Night trilogy with the intent to develop it into a television series.[2]


Davis was born in Santa Clara, California, to a Jewish single mother who raised Davis with the help of family. She was named after Kira Argounova, the protagonist in Ayn Rand's novel We The Living. Her father was African-American and her mother was of Eastern European descent, giving Davis a mixed heritage. Davis attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and Fashion Institute of Technology, during which time she met and married her first husband. Davis later attended the Golden Gate University, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in business and humanities. In 2001 Davis filed for divorce.[3] Davis began writing the Sophie Katz series due to the stress resulting from the divorce and published her first novel through Red Dress Ink in 2005.[4] In 2013 Davis published the Just One Night trilogy through Simon & Schuster's digital imprint.[5]

Davis lives in Los Angeles, California, with her son and her husband, director and screenwriter Rod Lurie.

Critical reception[edit]

Reception to Davis's work has been positive,[6][7] with "Just One Night" getting a starred review in Publishers Weekly and Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss being one of GalleyCat's "Featured Book of Color Pick of the Day".[8] The Houston Chronicle praised Sex, Murder and a Double Latte, calling it "a terrific mystery".[9]

So Much For My Happy Ending received positive reviews, with saying that the book had a "sensitive, honest, engaging voice".[10]


Just One Night trilogy[edit]

  • The Stranger (2013)
  • Exposed (2013)
  • Binding Agreement (2013)
  • Just One Night (2013, compilation of all three novellas)
  • Just One Lie
  • Just One More

Pure Sin[edit]

  • Deceptive Innocence (2014, initially released in three parts)[11]
  • Dangerous Alliance (2014)

Sophie Katz Mysteries[edit]

  • Sex, Murder and a Double Latte (2005)
  • Passion, Betrayal And Killer Highlights (2006)
  • Obsession, Deceit, and Really Dark Chocolate (2007)
  • Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss (2009)
  • Vows, Vendettas and a Little Black Dress (2010)
  • Vanity, Vengeance And A Weekend In Vegas (2012)
  • Seven Swans A' Shooting (2013)

Standalone novels[edit]

  • So Much for My Happy Ending (2006)


  • Perfectly Plum: Unauthorized Essays On the Life, Loves And Other Disasters of Stephanie Plum, Trenton Bounty Hunter (2007)
  • Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume


  1. ^ Stasio, Marilyn (August 21, 2005). "A Girl's Guide to Killing". New York Times. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Anonymous Content Acquires Rights to Kyra Davis' Erotic Trilogy 'Just One Night' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ Marshall, John (June 23, 2005). "Novice writer spices her murder mystery with a double latte". Seattle PI. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ "FACE TIME WITH... KYRA DAVIS, AUTHOR". San Jose Mercury News. May 8, 2005. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Author Kyra Davis: The Next 'Fifty Shades of Grey'?". The Root. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Culture : Sexe, mensonges et petite robe noire, de Kyra Davis". News de Stars. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  7. ^ Blackwell, Casey. "Sex, Murder and a Double Latte". Celebrity Cafe. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  8. ^ Rivera, Jeff. "Lust, Loathing, and a Little Lip Gloss by Kyra Davis". GalleyCat. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ Abramson, Marcia (July 31, 2005). "Mystery and intrigue freshen up tired chick-lit formula". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  10. ^ White, Diane. "Tales with twists of fate and family ties". Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  11. ^ "'Just One Night' author Kyra Davis Reveals New Series, Linked Book Covers (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 

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