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Killer Gourmet: A Savannah Reid Mystery

G.A. McKevett

ISBN 9780758276575
Publish Date 3/31/2015
Format Trade Paperback
Categories Cozy, Kensington
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Plus-sized P.I. Savannah Reid and her pals at the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency know a thing or two about fine dining. But when murder shows up on the menu, it's time to go back to the kitchen. . .

When the Moonlight Magnolia gang learns their friends Ryan Stone and John Gibson are planning to open a chic new restaurant, they eagerly offer their input on everything from what dishes to serve to how many calories they should contain. But all Ryan and John can think about is how excited they are to have hired the temperamental but talented chef Baldwin Norwood. Too bad the only thing being sliced and diced in the kitchen is the chef himself. . .

As Savannah turns her attention from munchies to murder, she quickly realizes the cantankerous chef left a bad taste in everyone's mouth, and any number of people could have whipped up a recipe for revenge. Could the jilted sous chef he stabbed in the back have done the same to him? Perhaps the loyal girlfriend he took for granted was finally fed up. Or maybe the business partner whose career he ruined had an appetite for blood. Savannah has her work cut out for her, and just when she thinks there couldn't be any more suspects, she uncovers a plot more precarious than a perfect soufflй. . .

Praise For G.A. Mckevett And The Savannah Reid Mysteries

Killer Physique
"The mystery is intriguing." --Booklist

Buried In Buttercream
"A wonderful edition to the series." --Suspense Magazine

A Decadent Way To Die
"Superb." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Corpse Suzette
"Savannah's as feisty as ever." --Kirkus Reviews

Murder A La Mode
"Added to a well-plotted mystery, the very funny depiction of a different side of reality television makes Murder б la Mode a delight." --Mystery Scene

Peaches And Screams
"A luscious heroine, humor, and down-home characters." --Library Journal

About G.A. McKevett:

G.A. McKevett is the author of the acclaimed Savannah Reid mystery series. Also writing under the name Sonja Massie, she has authored over 60 books ranging from cozy mysteries, to historical romances, to nonfiction works on the history of Ireland. Her earthy humor and fast-paced plots delight her fans, while critics applaud her offbeat characterizations and incisive observations on human nature. Irish by ancestry, she has lived in Toronto, Ireland and Los Angeles, but now resides in New York. Readers can visit her online at

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“What a Sinister Stew in San Carmelita!” (Thursday, January 15, 2015)
Reviewer: Nancy Narma

What a delight to travel back to sunny San Carmelita and see what the “Spitfire from Georgia”, Private Investigator Savannah Reid and her much-loved, often embarrassing, Detective Sgt./ Husband, Dirk Coulter are up to. We find them undercover as a pair of oldsters, hoping to nab the perpetrators that have been attacking unsuspecting Senior Citizens. As much as Savannah loves a good stake-out and possible arrest, her mind (and stomach) are focused on the sampling menu of their friends, John Gibson and Ryan Stone’s new restaurant, “ReJuvene”. Alas, by the time the determined duo is finished with their bookings, the Chef’s Audition was over and the restaurant dark. But don’t feel bad, for they soon had another chance to sample the obese, arrogant, nasty, famous Chef Baldwin Norwood’s gourmet fare—and it would be a night to remember! While nibbling their way through some extraordinary dishes, the peaceful atmosphere was abruptly penetrated by the sounds of breaking glass and angry shouts—so much so, that it forced Dirk and Savannah to peek in the kitchen while John tried to restore peace. While resuming the enjoyment of the dessert offerings, the peaceful atmosphere was short-lived, as blood-curdling screams emanated from the kitchen. What now? Just the discovery of the lifeless body of Chef Norwood sprawled out in a pool of blood in front of the stove. Savannah and Dirk had both seen their share of murder scenes, but this one seemed especially vicious. Chef Norwood was noted as a demanding, overbearing lout, but who could hold such hatred that they would commit this heinous crime? Or, should the real question be—Who had the most to gain by his death? Perhaps, his girlfriend Perla Viola? Or maybe, his overworked Sous-Chef Francia Fortun? Maybe blackmail was involved somehow? It was definitely time for the “Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency” to don their sleuthing caps and come to the aid of their friends. As per the norm, the path to discovery is not a bumpless one for Savannah, Dirk, Tammy and Waycross, even when Granny Reid arrives to assist in the investigation. The Author leads us (Willingly) down many a wisteria-strewn path, both investigatively and within the lives of the Reid Family. I’ve previously enjoyed Savannah’s adventures, but I believe this is, by far, my favorite ( with the exception of Savannah getting the best of her Sister-“Killer Honeymoon”), —perhaps because I can identify with Savannah or, just because the Reid clan never fails to make me chuckle, cry and ultimately sigh with relief. Cozy Lovers, make room on your shelf for this one, you won’t be disappointed and it will leave you wanting more, more, more.
Nancy Narma

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