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When Savanah Reed is hired to find Lisa Malock, the case seems cut and dry. But Brian O'Donol, the brother of Lisa is not who he appears to be, and things go dreadfully wrong.
Voluptuous P. I. Savannah Reid isnt a huge fan of diets and shed rather walk through fire than go to the gym. But when the nations hottest weight loss guru becomes a suspect in a big, fat murder case, even Savannah cant resist the chance to find out once and for all if the beloved queen of fitness took the "die" in diet a little too far. . . Weight loss diva Clarissa Jardin became a household name after she transformed herself from flabby to fit with an exercise program she designed. Raking in millions of dollars, Clarissa has the whole world in the palm of her hand--that is, until her husband, Bill, is found mysteriously shot to death. Detective Dirk Coulter calls P. I. Savannah Reid to the crime scene and it isnt long before Clarissas squeaky clean image starts to unravel. With the whole world watching this celebrity whodunit, Savannah has to crack the case fast--before another victim gets his--or her--just desserts. . . "McKevett delivers another amusing tart-tongued cozy that goes down like a yummy guilt-free dessert. " --Publishers Weekly"Witty, charming and should be read next to your winter fire--with a liberal helping of brownies and hot chocolate on hand. Romantic Times
Praise for the Swannah Reid Series: "Death By Chocolate is G. A. McKevett at her very best. "--Midwest Book Review"Savannah Reid makes a good showing in this strong series' latest volume. . . McKevett also delivers a surprise ending with panache--the clues are there!"--Publishers Weekly"A luscious heroine, humor, and down-home characters. "--Library journal"A delicious addition to the series. . . this cozy is as crisp and sparkling as Villa Rosa's best white zinfandel. "--Publishers Weekly
When plus-sized model Cait Connor is found dead after months of extreme dieting to conform to a contract, everyone assumed her death resulted from the unhealthy diet and extreme exercise. Savannah Reid, a full-figured plus-sized private detective has long been a Cait Connor fan. Soon another plus-sized model dies, and Savannah must figure out who killed them before a third is murdered.
Savannah Reed has a lot on her plate. The Moonlight Magnolia detective Agency is trying to catch a serial rapist who is terrorizing San Carmalita California. Then there are the self defense classes she is teaching to women at the local library, and if this isn't enough to keep her occupied, her verry pregnant sister Vidalia and her five-year-old twins, from Hell make an impromptu visit all the way from Georgia.
When P. I. Savannah Reid is offered the job as bodyguard to the Gourmet Network's not-so-sweet "Queen of Chocolate," she jumps at the chance. But when Lady Eleanor drops dead in the middle of her live TV show, Savannah must track down a killer.
She's got a Dixie peach complexion and a black-belt in karate. She's Savannah Reid, a big, sexy, southern sleuth who believes in enjoying life to the fullest. She likes good friends, good food, and good lovin' . . . not necessarily in that order. JUST DESSERTS Memphis born Detective Sergeant Reid is in her element cruising for crime in one of Southern California's most exclusive enclaves . . . until a shocking murder rouses San Carmelita from its star-studded stupor-and places Savannah in the center of a sensational case that soon erupts into a media feeding frenzy. With suspects abounding-and a cast of characters that includes an ex-CIA agent and a computer genius with the technology to take the case into the 21st century-Savannah finds herself sifting through a nasty mess of sex, adultery and down-and-dirty politics that could prove the crème de la crème of her detecting career. If she can use her own appetite for justice to unmask a cunning killer. In Savannah Reid, G.A. McKevett has created a vibrant new sleuth in a spicy, suspenseful mystery that's sure to keep readers devouring every page.
Sexy private detective Savannah Reid may be built for comfort and not for speed, but she likes herself just fine as she is. So the only way she's likely to set foot in a health spa is over a dead body-someone else's-along with a hefty fee to sweeten the deal. The irresistible combination of murder and money brings Savannah to Royal Palms to investigate the death of spa owner and former cult-flick actress Kat Valentina. The medical examiner called it a fatal-but accidental-mixture of booze and a hot tub, but Savannah's anonymous client thinks otherwise. Savanah quickly learns there's no shortage of likely suspects from ex-lovers and would-be lovers, to employees and prior co-stars with unsavory pasts. As for Savannah and her sweet tooth, this may prove to be a costly case. For if the strict regimen of exercise and nasty spa cuisine doesn't kill her, there's a murderer close by who's prepared to finish the job....
Plus-sized P. I. Savannah Reid and her new husband, Dirk Coulter, were hoping for a little honeymoon excitement, but finding a freshly killed body on the beach wasn't what they had in mind. To their surprise, the recently deceased is Amelia Northrop, the popular L. A. anchorwoman whose super sexy looks landed her a super wealthy husband. Now, instead of hosting the news, Amelia will be the lead story. The local police clearly don't want Savannah's help, so she does a little digging on her own--and what she discovers could blow the case wide open. It seems Amelia crossed more than a few powerful people on her way to the top--and learned the hard way that karma can be a girl's worst enemy. The question is, who hated Amelia enough to shoot her dead in broad daylight? Savannah will have to find out, before a killer gets away with murder. . . Praise for G. A. McKevett's Buried in Buttercream"Readers will relish the author's trademark wit. " --Publishers Weekly"McKevett effortlessly weaves together a satisfying mystery, family hijinks, and a touching subplot. " --Booklist"A wonderful addition to the series. " --Suspense Magazine
Plus-sized P. I. Savannah Reid gets a taste of the high life when she attends a Hollywood premiere on the arm of husband Dirk Coulter. Savannah may be a newlywed, but even she gets weak in the knees when she meets celebrity athlete-turned-movie-star Jason Tyrone. So imagine how she feels when the star's rock-hard body is found rock-hard dead. . . Some guys have everything. With his stunning looks and dazzling charm, Jason Tyrone is America's favorite new action hero. Make that was. Once so spectacular in action, the blockbuster idol was found dead in his hotel room after his latest premiere. Despite his chiseled physique, Jason is never getting up again. . . Though the autopsy reveals Jason may have gotten his killer body through doping, no one wants to believe the beloved athlete is a fraud, least of all Savannah. Soon she's deeply immersed in the dark world of body enhancing drugs, and wondering if the world-class gym where Jason worked out is really just a front for a lucrative drug ring. Was Jason's death the price he paid for threatening to expose other celebrities caught in the clutch of keeping a flawless image? Or was everyone's favorite hero a victim of his own desire to always be at the top of his game? No stranger to society's obsession with image, Savannah is determined to get to the truth. And for the voluptuous investigator, this time it's personal. . . . Praise For G. A. McKvett And The Savannah Reid MysteriesBuried In Buttercream"McKevett has brought an exciting twist to the seventeenth entry in the series. . . a satisfying mystery. " --Booklist"Entertaining. . . readers will relish the author's trademark wit. " --Publishers Weekly"A wonderful edition to the series. " --Suspense MagazineA Decadent Way To Die "Superb. " --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Corpse Suzette"Savannah's as feisty as ever. " --Kirkus ReviewsMurder a la Mode"Added to a well-plotted mystery, the very funny depiction of a different side of reality television makes Murder á la Mode a delight. " --Mystery ScenePeaches And Screams"A luscious heroine, humor, and down-home characters. " --Library Journal
Savannah Reid is about to discover what is worse than going home to the deep South in the August humidity. It's going home to a wedding not your own, to find your kid brother is arrested for murder.
What happens when too rich and too thin becomes too deadly? Voluptuous P. I. Savannah Reid is about to find out as she delves into the disappearance of a celebrity hanger-on that soon leads to something more sinister. As Halloween draws near, Savannah will have to learn a killers deadly "tricks" before someone else is "treated" to murder. . . Halloween in Southern California just doesnt have the frosty bite Savannahs used to, although her latest job promises chills aplenty. The Skeleton Key Three, a celebutante clique so named by the media because of their super-skinny figures and fat trust funds, are in the spotlight again--but this time, its for something more than partying. It seems the one member of the Three who was neither wealthy nor particularly svelte hasnt been heard from in days. The missing girls name is Daisy ONeil, and by all accounts, she had little in common with her so-called friends Tiffy, Kiki, and Bunny. Chubby, smart, and less-than-privileged, Daisys role in the Three seems to have been primarily to be the victim of their vicious jibes and pranks. When Savannah learns that Tiffys acting aspirations were threatened by Daisys genuine talent, the poor little rich girl begins to look big-time guilty. But just when Savannah thinks she has it all figured out--except where the body is stashed--the vibe surrounding the Skeleton Key Three changes from vacuous and suspicious to downright murderous. As preparations are being made for a monster Halloween party, to be held on the Dante compound, the patriarch himself is spotted dressed as Dracula, laid out in his coffin, complete with a real stake through his no-longer-beating heart. Now, with the party seriously pooped and the tabloids on a tear, Savannah will have to put her Halloween candy on the shelf until shes deserving of a reward. And that means finding a killer--fast--before more Hollywood money becomes buried treasure. . . G. A. McKevett is the pseudonym of a well-known author, Sonja Massie. She is currently working on the next Savannah Reid mystery.
Just when feisty, full-figured Savannah Reid's life seems calm and peaceful, her spoiled, egocentric baby sister comes knocking. Atlanta is determined to become a star, and the Miss Gold Coast Beauty Pageant is her first step. Savannah's alarmed at Atlanta's growing obsession with her appearance. She blames it on the beauty pageant . . . where the competition has become so fierce that someone's been driven to murder.
"Full-figured" private detective Savannah Reid is back -- it's Valentine's Day, and the former Dixie belle's only shot at romance includes a stakeout with her ex-partner Dirk Coulter. After pulling an all-nighter, Dirk's ex-wife Polly shows up at Savannah's door -- days later, Polly is found dead in a pool of blood in Dirk's home, shot by his service revolver. Savannah goes to work to clear his name.
Savannah Reid may have a few extra curves on her full-figured body, but that hasn't stopped her from becoming one of California's most successful private investigators. Her latest case puts her hot on the trail of a shady weight loss therapist who's made a killing treating--and cheating--his overweight patients. The question is, did he kill his wife, too? Pound for pound, this is shaping up to be one of Savannah's toughest cases ever. But she'd better find the killer soon. . . or else the bodies will just keep piling up. . . Solid. . . Savannah's wit about food and healthy weight continues to sparkle. --Publishers Weekly Enjoyable. . . A nice mix of cozy relationships and mystery. --Booklist
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