Sour Grapes (Savannah Reid Series #6)

Sour Grapes (Savannah Reid Series #6)

by G. A. McKevett

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When it comes to sassy private detectives, no one's bigger than Savannah Reid. The feisty, full-figured, steel magnolia of G. A. McKevett's acclaimed mysteries knows how to turn every investigation into a delicious romp, even when she's dealing with a bunch of waif-like beauty queen hopefuls who will kill to be crowned. . .

Sour Grapes

Things finally seem to be calm and peaceful in Savannah's life, but before she can celebrate by biting into a mouthful of juicy fried chicken, her spoiled baby sister, Atlanta, comes knocking. Atlanta's determined to become a star, and her first step is the Miss Gold Coast Beauty Pageant that's being held right in San Carmelita. Savannah is feeling pretty ornery about the impromptu visit, but she's more alarmed about Atlanta's growing obsession with her appearance. Savannah blames it all on the beauty pageant, where the competition has become so fierce that someone's been driven to murder.

Desperate to keep her flighty sister out of harm's way, Savannah digs into a real beauty of a case--and discovers the ugly underside of the wave-pose-and-cry scene. And when it comes to a bevy of backstabbing, sequin-wearing, crown-coveting glam girls, the question isn't who would want to commit murder, but who wouldn't?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617735776
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 12/01/2001
Series: Savannah Reid Series , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 146,872
File size: 700 KB

About the Author

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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Sour Grapes (Savannah Reid Series #6) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Just started the series and am now on #10.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Mrs. Reid loved Georgia so much she named each of her daughters after a city in the Peach State. Savannah Reid, the oldest child, moved to California, where she joined the San Carmelita police force. Unable to abide by the mountains of regulations, she left to open up her own private investigative firm. Although clients seem rare, Savannah is happy with her work.

Ms. Reid¿s latest job is security guard at the Miss Gold Coast beauty pageant, a piece of cake assignment. However, Savannah reassesses her initial opinion when one the contestants, Barbie Matthews, vanishes. Someone abducted and killed Barbie. To make matters worse yet personal, Savannah¿s sister Atlanta was Barbie¿s roommate and everyone knows the two women loathed one another. Not that Atlanta was alone since everyone detested the nasty victim. Still, Savannah and her crew know they must keep the participants safe from a killer.

The tragedy side of entering children in beauty pageants is brought home in SOUR GRAPES, a mystery that bitterly satirizes the practice as almost unholy. The story line seamlessly merges a social message inside a strong who-done-it so the reader is educated while being entertained. G.A. McKevett uses humor to lighten a tense plot and making her characters seem even more human, especially the full figured and proud of it Savannah.

Harriet Klausner