After taking a missing persons case, a rookie P.I. in a posh California town is framed for murder in this cozy by the author of Just Desserts.
Savannah Reid, that curvy, sexy, middle-aged, Southern-born sleuth with a black belt in karate, has finally established herself as a private detective in San Carmelita, California. All her Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency needs is enough business to pay the rent and put some serious sweets on the table . . .
No sooner does Savannah complete her first case—finding the long-lost sister of a local real estate broker—than murder enters the picture. Framed in a diabolically clever double-cross, she sets out to find the real culprit . . . only to discover that she's the prime suspect among the lovers. Losers and liars lurking in the shadows of the victim’s past. Each of them has a motive. Not one of them has an alibi. Now Savannah must call upon all her own resources to sort out the baffling clues, clear her own name, and corner a killer whose appetite for murder is growing everyday . . .
In Bitter Sweets, G.A. McKevett serves up a mystery where the suspense is sweet and everyone gets their just desserts. And in Savannah Reid, she gives us an earthy, exuberant sleuth to believe in, root for, and care about.
Praise for Bitter Sweets
“A light, satisfying tale.” —Publishers Weekly
Introduced in Just Desserts, Savannah Reid, a Georgia transplant and former cop in Southern California, is having second thoughts about forming the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency. Her first case is a man looking for his sister, from whom he was separated as a child. Savannah locates Lisa Mallock and her daughter, Christy, and learns they are hiding from Lisa's abusive ex-husband, Earl. Then Lisa and Christy are abducted, and Savannah, certain that her investigation led to the crime, feels responsible. After she finds Lisa's mutilated body in a remote fishing resort, the Moonlight Magnolia Agency, including Savannah's former police partner Dirk, mobilizes to find Christy before she too is harmed. Savannah's visiting Granny Reid is unable to stand idly by and adds her country bromides to the proceedings. Despite the fact that the police are on the verge of arresting her every step of the way, the dessert-loving Savannah and her motley team of investigators manage to save the day and pull off a light, satisfying tale.