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Corpse Suzette

G.A. McKevett

ISBN 0758204620
Publish Date 5/2/2006
Format Hardcover
Categories Kensington, General
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Despite New Year’s resolutions to avoid irritating houseguests and nerve-wracking cases, California P.I. Savannah Reid finds herself playing host to her assistant’s cranky cousin—in town for an unwanted makeover at a local spa—before the Christmas fudge is even gone. But when the spa’s renowned plastic surgeon goes missing, murder’s on the menu. And for Savannah, it’s in for a penny, in for a pound…

Voluptuous and proud of it, Savannah can’t understand why any woman would diet in pursuit of beauty, never mind go under the knife. She likes herself just fine the way she is…and so does her detective buddy, Dirk. Too bad her houseguest isn’t as content. Abigail is livid that her cousin, Tammy, won her an extreme makeover, complete with plastic surgery, at Emerge, San Carmelita’s new luxury spa. Abigail’s daunting enough when she’s ranting about social pressures and medical butchery, but when she suddenly puts on a cooperative smile Savannah gets really nervous…

There’s barely time to worry about it when Dirk brings her in on his latest case. One of Emerge’s owners, renowned plastic surgeon Suzette Du Bois, is missing. And quicker than you can say Botox, Sergio D’Allessandro, Suzette’s business partner and ex-husband, hires Savannah to find Suzette before the cops do.

As she broadens her search, Savannah begins to realize that some of the employees at this temple of perfection harbor serious inner flaws. There’s Myrna Cooper, Emerge’s receptionist, whose permanently surprised expression proves she fears aging almost as much as she despises her bosses. And publicist Devon Wright, Sergio’s not-so-secret lover, was overheard threatening Suzette just before the doc disappeared. Add to the mix Jeremy Lawrence, Emerge’s disgruntled and aggressively ambitious style consultant, and the picture is far from pretty.

When one of the suspects turns up dead, Savannah’s had enough. She’d love nothing more than to wrap up this case, kick out her guest, and make friends with a nice strawberry margarita—or three. But first, she’ll have to stitch up a killer who cuts to the bone…

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

Murder 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 Scene

Cereal Killer

“Food lore, a good puzzle, an exciting climax and cats with their therapeutic purring all add to the fun.” —Publishers Weekly

Death By Chocolate

“Death by Chocolate is G.A. McKevett at her very best.”—Midwest Book Review

Peaches And Screams

“A luscious heroine, humor, and down-home characters.”—Library Journal

Sour Grapes

“A delicious addition to the series…this cozy is as crisp and sparkling as Villa Rosa’s best white zinfandel.”—Publishers Weekly

Sugar And Spite

“Romping good fun.”—Booklist

Cooked Goose

“An engrossing mystery that hits all the right notes.”—Mystery Lovers Bookshop News

Killer Calories

“A delicious treat.”—Tulsa World

Bitter Sweets

“Savannah Reid has a wicked humor, an intrusive appetite, and quintessential Southern sensibilities.” —Library Journal

Just Desserts

“This funny, sexy, page-turning series gets the cop-stuff right and more. Delightful.” —John Westermann, author of The Honor Farm

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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