Former stand-up comic Allyson Roy debuts with a sharp and
witty voice in Aphrodisiac, a hugely entertaining
debut thriller set in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Something about Gwen Applebee's death doesn't add up. Sex
therapist Saylor Oz knows for certain that late
perfume-maker and fashionista extraordinaire wouldn't have
been caught dead wearing a fanny pack. So why was there one
strapped around Gwen's waist when her body was discovered?
Not to mention the coded message embedded in her "suicide
note." It seems Gwen stumbled upon an ancient formula with
great powers, and someone was willing to kill for it.
Unfortunately for Saylor, the villain did not get his hands
on the formulabut in his quest he does get his hands
Now she and her tough-talking best friend have less than one
week to figure out where Gwen hid the formula. Between
patients, parties, and an escalating flirtation with a hot
local boxer, Saylor's desperate hunt leads her from the dark
corners of Brooklyn and the glittering skyscrapers of
Manhattan to the beaches of the Hamptonsall while she
tries to stay one step ahead of a ruthless killer.
With a dazzling combination of suspense, romance, and a
wonderful laugh-out-loud sense of humor, Aphrodisiac will
appeal to fans of Janet Evanovich, Jennifer Cruise, and
Read an Excerpt
(A Saylor Oz Mystery #1)
Berkley (Sensation), September 2008
358 pages Paperback
Also by Allyson Roy:
Babydoll, August 2009
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