Books by G.A. McKevett

G.A. McKevett is the pseudonym of a well-known author. She is the author of four previous Savannah Reid mysteries, Just Deserts, Bittersweets, Killer Calories, and Cooked Goose.


KILLER PHYSIQUE by G.A. McKevett
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 25, 2014

"Like Savannah, McKevett seems a mite distracted, and her untidy 19th Moonlight Magnolia entry shows it."
A private eye passes the time before meeting her new in-laws by probing a death even the medical examiner thinks is the result of natural causes. Read full book review >
KILLER HONEYMOON by G.A. McKevett
Released: March 26, 2013

"Only Savannah would have a honeymoon featuring a cast of thousands, proving once more that enough is enough, but too much is fantastic."
Murder disrupts a newlywed detective's shot at connubial bliss. Read full book review >
A DECADENT WAY TO DIE by G.A. McKevett
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"McKevett's 16th serves up plenty of action, then concludes with an author's note directed at abuse victims who don't have Savannah to protect them—and who should know that whatever happens in fiction, physical confrontation with an abuser is not only ineffective but dangerous."
A private eye divides her time between finding her latest client's would-be killer and confronting her longtime assistant's abusive beau. Read full book review >
A BODY TO DIE FOR by G.A. McKevett
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"As usual, her tongue is the muscle that gets the most exercise as lively Savannah sets one and all straight."
Private eye Savannah Reid (Poisoned Tarts, 2008, etc.) works up a sweat investigating the death of a fitness freak's husband. Read full book review >
POISONED TARTS by G.A. McKevett
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 1, 2008

"Savannah (Fat Free and Fatal, 2008, etc.) deftly handles a collection of teens who could have been ripped from the headlines and solves a nasty case."
A search for a missing teen becomes a hunt for a merciless murderer. Read full book review >
CORPSE SUZETTE by G.A. McKevett
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 1, 2006

"Savannah's as feisty as ever, managing emotional insecurities and homicidal tendencies with equanimity."
Private-eye Savannah Reid (Murder à la Mode, 2005, etc.) ends up investigating pro bono when her houseguest's spa makeover comes complete with a corpse. Read full book review >
MURDER À LA MODE by G.A. McKevett
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Savannah swoons a little too long over her vision of Lance in tights, but, still, she shows enough tough-mindedness to solve a puzzle that mystifies even Dirk."
Statuesque sleuth Savannah Reid (Death by Chocolate, 2002, etc.) takes a stab at reality TV, only to find someone stabbing back. Read full book review >
DEATH BY CHOCOLATE by G.A. McKevett
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A pinch of puzzle, a dash of romance, and a heaping tablespoon of family conflict: McKevett's recipe may be tried and true, but it still delivers the goods with zest."
Once Savannah Reid, owner and operator of San Carmelita's Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency (Peaches and Screams, 2002, etc.), watches her client Eleanor Maxwell ("The Queen of Chocolate" to her fans, but the Queen of Mean to everyone who works with her) keel over dead on the set of her Gourmet Network show one bite into her just-baked torte, Savannah's job as bodyguard should logically come to an end. Read full book review >
SOUR GRAPES by G.A. McKevett
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

Given her steady diet of bacon double cheeseburgers punctuated by the occasional barbecued-rib blowout, it's a wonder that transplanted magnolia blossom Savannah Reid (Sugar and Spite, 2000, etc.) is a mere 30 pounds overweight. Still, her extra heft endows her not only with a motherly wisdom that endears her to her cohorts—cheapskate Dirk Coulter, her ex-partner on the San Carmelita police force; her health-conscious assistant Tammy Hart; killingly handsome Ryan Stone, too-bad-he's-gay ex-Fed; and his current partner, debonair John Gibson—but with a razor-sharp intuition that tells her instantly which of the svelte females who cross her radar screen are eating-disordered and which are simply nasty bitches. Neither gift, though, offers her even a whiff of success in her current assignment: providing security for the contestants in the Miss Gold Coast Beauty Pageant, held at the palatial Villa Rosa Winery owned by California senate hopeful Anthony Villa and his domineering wife Catherine. Not only does one contestant, obnoxious twit Barbie Matthews, get snuffed virtually under her nose, but a second, nice Francie Trent, is thrown to her death on her way to reveal to Savannah a vital clue to Barbie's murder. (Youthful Francie's untimely end does occasion Savannah enough grief to send her into a brief kissing spree with Dirk.) Now Savannah has a serious problem—how to catch a killer who may be zeroing in on the one contestant whose welfare really does concern her: her kid sister Atlanta. Read full book review >
PEACHES AND SCREAMS by G.A. McKevett
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A whodunit as old-fashioned and satisfying as one of Granny Reid's bacon-egg-and-grits breakfasts."
Some burdens are unavoidable. Read full book review >
SUGAR AND SPITE by G.A. McKevett
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Despite a heavy emphasis on high-cal snacks and some equally sugary sentimentality, Savannah's fifth outing is fresh, breezy, and believably plotted: the best of the series to date."
Statuesque, 40-something, Georgia born Savannah Reid, dismissed from the San Carmelita Police Force (Cooked Goose, 1998, etc.), now runs the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency, often enlisting the services of' Dick Coulter, her one-time partner, still on the force, along with ex-FBI agents John Gibson and Ryan Stone. Read full book review >
KILLER CALORIES by G.A. McKevett
Released: May 1, 1997

 A third chapter in the adventures of voluptuous, Georgia-born Savannah Reid (Bitter Sweets, 1996, etc.), who now runs the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency in San Carmelita, after a stint in the local police force. Read full book review >
BITTER SWEETS by G.A. McKevett
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 1, 1996

"Only the mystery is malnourished."
 Eased out of her job with the San Carmelita Police Department (Just Desserts, 1995), queen-sized peach blossom Savannah Reid has set up the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency. Read full book review >
JUST DESSERTS by G.A. McKevett
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 1, 1995

"But the pseudonymous McKevett's clean, unpretentious style keeps everything moving along smartly, and her sweet-toothed heroine could strike a chord among readers who find V.I. a bit of a stretch."
 Newcomer Savannah Reid, a Georgia peach transplanted to the San Carmelita Police Department, isn't fat; she's Junoesque. Read full book review >