When it comes to sassy private detectives, no one's bigger than Savannah
Reid. The feisty, full-figured, steel magnolia of G. A. McKevett's
acclaimed mysteries knows how to turn every investigation into a
delicious romp, even when she's dealing with a bunch of waif-like beauty
queen hopefuls who will kill to be crowned. . .
finally seem to be calm and peaceful in Savannah's life, but before she
can celebrate by biting into a mouthful of juicy fried chicken, her
spoiled baby sister, Atlanta, comes knocking. Atlanta's determined to
become a star, and her first step is the Miss Gold Coast Beauty Pageant
that's being held right in San Carmelita. Savannah is feeling pretty
ornery about the impromptu visit, but she's more alarmed about Atlanta's
growing obsession with her appearance. Savannah blames it all on the
beauty pageant, where the competition has become so fierce that
someone's been driven to murder.
Desperate to keep her flighty
sister out of harm's way, Savannah digs into a real beauty of a
case--and discovers the ugly underside of the wave-pose-and-cry scene.
And when it comes to a bevy of backstabbing, sequin-wearing,
crown-coveting glam girls, the question isn't who would want to commit
murder, but who wouldn't?