A Decadent Way to Die

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Kensington Books, Feb 1, 2011 - Fiction - 304 pages
13 Reviews
Plus-sized P.I. Savannah Reid prides herself on cracking even the toughest cases. But her latest investigation is leaving her hungry for answers as she tries to unmask the identity of a cunning, would-be killer. His prey? A famous octogenarian with a fortune in the bank and a target on her back. . .

As the creator of the world-famous Helene doll, legendary designer Helene Strauss is equally well-known for her exquisite taste and her brassy, take-no-prisoners style. While Helene's business acumen made her a huge success, it also made her a quite a few enemies. So when the feisty 80-year-old has several suspicious brushes with death, Savannah Reid is hired to find out why.

Once on the case, Savannah quickly learns that tensions within the Strauss family have been raging for years. To Helene's chagrin, her niece and arch nemesis, Ava, has managed to claw her way to the helm of the family doll company, steering the business in a seedy new direction. Their latest creation--a sexy fashion doll replete with oversized lips and an over-the-top boob job--has Helene particularly rankled. . .leaving Savannah to wonder if the family ties that bind the Strauss' are tight enough to kill.

With the help of her friend, Detective Dirk Coulter, Savannah discovers that Ava isn't the only one with a motive to do Helene harm. In fact, the Strauss matriarch seems to be surrounded by friends and family bent on inheriting her fortune by any means necessary. Before long, Savannah is sure she has a handle on the case. But when two key players turn up dead in Helene's sizzling hot Jacuzzi, Savannah will have to start from scratch--and question everything she thought she knew about the Strauss's twisted family tree. . .

  

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Review: A Decadent Way to Die (A Savannah Reid Mystery #16)

User Review  - Becky - Goodreads

The Savannah Reid mysteries by GA McKevett are among the only 300+ page books I can finish in a day-and-a-half. They're compulsively readable, clever, and funny. This entry in the prolific series (#16 ... Read full review

Review: A Decadent Way to Die (A Savannah Reid Mystery #16)

User Review  - Goodreads

The Savannah Reid mysteries by GA McKevett are among the only 300+ page books I can finish in a day-and-a-half. They're compulsively readable, clever, and funny. This entry in the prolific series (#16 ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
29
Section 4
39
Section 5
51
Section 6
59
Section 7
69
Section 8
79
Section 15
159
Section 16
171
Section 17
181
Section 18
191
Section 19
201
Section 20
213
Section 21
223
Section 22
235

Section 9
89
Section 10
99
Section 11
111
Section 12
121
Section 13
131
Section 14
143
Section 23
243
Section 24
253
Section 25
265
Section 26
275
Section 27
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About the author (2011)

G. A. McKevett is the pseudonym of a well-known author. She is currently working on the next Savannah Reid mystery, Fat Free and Fatal (Kensington 5/07).

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