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Sour Grapes

G.A. McKevett

ISBN 1575666324
Publish Date 2/1/2001
Format Hardcover
Categories Kensington, General
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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…

Things 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 with all the trimmings, her spoiled, egocentric 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 her baby sister’s growing obsession with her appearance. Atlanta’s had more things lifted, nipped, and tucked than the inventory in a tailor’s shop. Savannah blames it all on the beauty pageant, where the competition has become so fierce that someone’s been driven to murder. Never one to believe that too many cooks spoil the broth, Savannah soon finds herself heading up behind-the-scenes security for the deadliest pageant in the state.

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? From a philandering politician to a jealous stage mother and a judge with a different kind of scoring on his mind, Savannah’s list of suspects is overflowing with possibilities—and victims. A second would-be queen has just bitten the dust, and now, up against a killer who’s definitely not out to win Miss Congeniality, Savannah’s in a contest of her own where the price of fame and fortune could spell murder...


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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