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Murder A La Mode (Savannah Reid Mysteries) Hardcover – January 1, 2005


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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.
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"This funny, sexy, page-turning series gets the cop stuff right and more. Delightful."
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Product Details

  • Series: Savannah Reid Mysteries
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington; First Edition edition (January 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758204604
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758204608
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,731,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Since publication of her first novel in 1986, Sonja Massie has authored over sixty published works, including the highly popular and critically acclaimed SAVANNAH REID MYSTERIES under the pseudonym G. A. McKevett.

Sonja's novels range from Irish historicals to contemporary thrillers. 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, Sonja has authored two non-fiction books on the history of Ireland: THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO IRISH HISTORY AND CULTURE and IRISH PRIDE: 101 REASONS TO BE PROUD YOU'RE IRISH. Both books impart detailed knowledge of the complex and controversial Irish story with a light hand and plenty of humor. Her Irish novels include: DREAM CARVER, CAROUSEL, DAUGHTER OF IRELAND and the bestselling FAR AND AWAY - the novelization of the Ron Howard movie starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.

On nationwide tours, Sonja lectures to published and "pre-published" authors in her workshop, "The Novel Approach," a seminar which covers such topics as: story structure, characterization, plotting, pacing, and marketing manuscripts.

Sonja has taught numerous courses at university and adult continuing education facilities including: general fiction, historical research, and mystery writing. She was managing editor at "Single Living" magazine and has functioned as a manuscript doctor and storyline editor for major publishers. Earlier in her career, she was a prolific ghostwriter, authoring both fictional and non-fictional books for celebrities and professionals.

Having lived in Los Angeles, Toronto, and County Kerry, Ireland, she now resides in New York.

Customer Reviews

The humor and characters work well together and usually keep you guessing until the end to whodunit.
Judith C. Salgado
I found it to be an enjoyable light mystery - perfect as a summer read and perfect after reading something so heavy.
KathyC
Every time I read one of her books (G.A. McKevett) it is with the feeling of being with old friends.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on February 4, 2005
Format: Hardcover
When the sleuthing business or a stakeout is at a lull, private investigator Savannah Reid passes the time reading steamy romance novels. Though she insist she reads the books, her friends believe that she only buys novels to gaze lovingly at the cover picture when Lance Roman is the model. Her friends Ryan Stone and John Gibson know about her fantasy so arrange as a birthday present for Savannah to be a contestant on a reality show in which the prize is Lance.

Savannah wants to win the prize badly and makes every effort to use her southern charm on Lance. However, her endeavor takes a back seat when someone kills a show's producer Tess with fudge ice cream as the murder weapon; the body is left in a freezer that could only have been loaded by a Texan. Savannah begins investigating the homicide even as she continues to play the Georgia peach with Lance.

This is a terrific Savannah Reid who-done-it as the heroine combines her sleuthing skills with her southern charm to impress her fantasy lover. The entertaining story line grips the reader as Savannah cannot resist the lure of a murder investigation or the lure of the cover model. Fans of the series will enjoy her latest binge while newcomers will get a taste of one of the better continuing female private investigators on the market today.

Harriet Klausner
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Duff HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 18, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I fell behind on the most recent Savannah Reid murder mysteries, so I picked up a couple at the library the other day. The first one I read was Murder a la Mode by G. A. McKevett. It's like meeting up with an old friend and realizing how much you missed them...

Reid is between investigation gigs, and things are somewhat slow. But life gets infinitely more exciting when she's given a last-second spot on a reality TV show staring her favorite romance novel hunk, Lance Roman. It's a medieval setting where five women are trying to outlast each other to get "The Man Of My Dreams". All the other contestants are the skinny bimbo model types, and Savannah decides that she'll just be herself with her full figure and Southern common sense. But things take an immediate strange turn when the nasty wife of the production team is found murdered in the basement. There's no lack of suspects, as no one much liked her. But the husband's grief is short-lived, as the show must go on. That is, until a gargoyle falls from the castle wall and nearly kills another contestant. Then there's the sword accident that takes out a third... While Savannah is still weak-kneed around Roman, she and Dirk (her former partner back in the cop days) have to try and figure out who is killing everyone, as well as what the motive might be. And the list only gets shorter when someone else ends up injured or dead...

The fun thing about a Savannah Reid novel is the characters. Savannah is a southern belle who is quite comfortable with her body size, but takes no grief from anyone. Dirk, her friend and sometimes partner, is the typical clueless guy who is good at his cop/detective job, but doesn't have much of a life outside of that.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Melinda Czyzak on November 15, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Murder A La Mode was the first (and certainly not the last) Savannagh Reid books that I have read. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series. A friend turned me onto this series and I am glad that she did. Savannagh is the embodiment of a confident, beautiful, funny and often spunky Southern bell. When she is not running around solving mysteries, you can find her cooking something yummy for her 'bottomless pit' partner Dirk. This book was a fun blend of mystery, colorful characters and reality television gone awry. I thought this book was very clever and I enjoyed the reality television aspect as I am a reality tv junkie. I'm not normally a mystery type person but I had a blast reading this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Mihay on February 4, 2011
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When Savannah Reid is gifted with a last-minute spot on a reality show with her dream hunk, all she can think of is the hunk and the diamond tiara that she can sell to pay bills with. Once at the medieval castle, where the show is being shot, things start to fall apart. Besides the cat fights between the contestants, there's a murder. If that weren't enough, 2 of the contestants are seriously hurt. Savannah, being a former cop & a PI is instantly put to work, trying to solve the crime, with her side-kicks, 2 gay former FBI agents, a perky associate and her former partner in the police department.

I got this as a freebie, from Amazon, but it's a cinch that I will have to get the rest, as this is a fun, read. There's lots of action, but it's light-hearted and funny.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M.V. VINE VOICE on December 16, 2005
Format: Hardcover
the setting is a medevil castle, but that doesn't seem to affect Savannah any, nor her cast of regulars that make up the dectetive agency she runs. Fans of G.A.McKevett will not regret reading this one, and if you aren't a fan when you start this book you will be by the end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Low on April 8, 2011
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I read the whole thing so I guess I was caught up in the story, to a point. The plot is indeed convoluted and you must suspend your disbelief throughout to stick with it. But my only real problem with this book, which would make a nice light beach read, is Savannah Reid: I wanted to like her. In some ways I did. But I often "read" her as crass, loud, and off-putting. I know. She's southern. She uses expressions from the south. But some of them really seem like they should be coming from the mouth of a 80 year old backwoods granny. From a woman who is supposed to be smart and sexy, it just comes off as brash and really unattractive. Unfortunately, my mental and auditory image of Savannah looks and sounds like Berta, the maid on Two and a Half Men. I think the author wants us to see her as more of a full figured Cybill Shepherd type. It's a little hard to buy that men are falling all over this woman. (Kudos, though, to writing a female character who is a big girl).
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