A plus-sized PI is on the case when the producer of a romantic competition reality show is cancelled permanently, from the author of Cereal Killer.
Voluptuous PI Savannah Reid’s culinary cravings come second only to her appetite for adventure. Of course, every girl needs a little down time, and Savannah adores curling up with a box of chocolates, a steaming Irish coffee, and an even steamier romance novel—preferably one with sexy Lance Roman on the cover. But when she meets her dream hunk in person, it becomes a nightmare . . .
As a special birthday treat, Savannah’s friends have arranged for her to compete for Lance’s affections on a reality TV show called Man of My Dreams. She and four other women will be living in a medieval “castle” with Lance, trying to win his heart.
Unfortunately, the antics take a sinister turn when one of the show’s producers, Tess Jarvis, turns up dead. It appears she was felled by a carton of Killer Fudge ice cream, but Savannah’s convinced there’s more to the story.
Turns out she’s right. It seems no one liked Tess . . . not her unhappy husband, or the scheming contestants, or all the disgruntled employees she so heinously wronged. This show is quickly turning into the worst kind of soap opera—with some footage that’ll never make it on the air . . .
Praise for Murder à la Mode:
“Added to a well-plotted mystery, the very funny depiction of a different side of reality television makes Murder á la Mode a delight.” —Mystery Scene
“Savannah retains her buoyant good humor throughout.”—Publishers Weekly
An overly convoluted plot weighs down McKevett's 10th Savannah Reid mystery, but not sassy amateur sleuth Savannah, who retains her buoyant good humor throughout. As a birthday present, Savannah gets to appear on a TV reality show, Man of My Dreams, in which five contestants live in a faux medieval castle and vie for the affections of gorgeous male model Lance Roman. When Savannah, dissatisfied with the meager food on the set, leads a late-night raid on the castle pantry, a scream from the cellar brings Savannah and Lance running to the deep freeze: one of the other contestants has stumbled on the body of Tess Jarvis, a heartily disliked producer, her head bashed in by a tub of Killer Fudge ice cream. Further "accidents" follow, as Savannah navigates the treacherous labyrinth of intrigues and liaisons among the show's cast and crew. If Savannah comes close to losing her heart, she keeps a cool head in this amusing if contrived entry in this popular cozy series.