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.
Having started her road to wedded bliss with the honeymoon from hell (Killer Honeymoon, 2013), private detective Savannah Reid waits anxiously for the arrival of her new husband’s parents. To pass the time, Savannah takes up her old friends Ryan Stone and John Gibson’s offer to attend the Hollywood premiere of their friend Jason Tyrone’s latest movie. Although McKevett never reveals exactly how the friends know the hunky actor, the two are crushed to find him dead the next morning in his hotel room. San Carmelita’s medical examiner, Dr. Liu, peers down from atop her stilettos long enough to rule the death accidental. Certainly Tyrone’s body bears the marks of massive steroid use. But Savannah refuses to believe that such a healthy young man could have done fatal damage to his body in such a short time. So she and Dirk begin to question those closest to Tyrone: his co-star, Alanna Cleary; his ex-lover Thomas Owen; even his limo driver, Leland Porter. Is Savannah on the trail of a killer? Or is she just putting off the drudgery of getting the house ready for the impending visit of Dirk’s parents?
Like Savannah, McKevett seems a mite distracted, and her untidy 19th Moonlight Magnolia entry shows it.