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.
G. A. McKevett
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Savannah Reid, the hyperphagic Georgian female PI is hired as a security guard for a beauty pageant staged at a California winery. Two of the contestants are murdered. Savannah's empty-headed sister turns up with anorexia nervosa. As usual in this series the sub-plot is better than the main plot, although this one is better than her previous ones as a murder mystery. She moves the story along with clunky prose like "the plan she had crafted so carefully was beginning to unfold." Some of the dialog is good but then you get stuff like "'Ah Savannah, me darlin' he called out in his delightful Irish brogue ' tis a sight for there sore eyes ye are, love'" By now some of the jokes are getting repetitious, such as Dirk's stinginess and Dr Liu's PMS chocolate craving, but I don't suppose that matters if you are new to the series. All is forgiven, however, for the sake of the fully drawn and well-characterized heroine with her cats, her siblings, her...
I love, love, love this author! This book was only one of many I acquired with Christmas money to complete my collection!
This author has not let me down yet. I hope to be able to purchase the rest of the Savannah Reid Mysteries. They are funny and serious all at the same time, with the ability of being a page turner.
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