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Just desserts
McKevett, G. A.
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Publication Information:
New York : Kensington Books, 1996.

Physical Description:
312 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
"A Savannah Reid mystery"--Cover.
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X Adult Mass Market Paperback Popular Materials-Mystery

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Big and sexy Memphis-born Detective Sergeant Reid is in her element cruising for crime in one of Southern California's most exclusive enclaves--until a shocking murder places Savannah in the center of a sensational case. Soon Savannah finds herself sifting through a nasty mess of sex, adultery and dirty politics that could prove the creme de la creme of her detecting career--if she can use her own appetite for justice to unmask a cunning killer.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

McKevett's debut, set in San Carmelita, Calif., is an uneven mix of police procedural and gumshoe clichés. Georgia-born detective Savannah Reid and her staid partner, Dirk Coulter, are split up after the body of city councilwoman Beverly Winston's husband is found shotgunned. In an unprecedented move, Savannah is given the case alone and is told to concentrate on suspects other than Beverly. She learns why: Beverly and police chief Norman Hillquist are lovers. After refusing to abridge her investigation and discovering that Hillquist confiscated a piece of evidence, she is fired, ostensibly for being overweight. Then a prime suspect hires Savannah to find the real killer. In her private life, Savannah worries as her naïve younger sister is wined and dined by a notorious pimp. An anonymous tipster, a gay detective couple and a computer nerd who finally breaks the case join Savannah and the ever-loyal Dirk as they careen from one implausible situation to the next, failing to settle into credible detecting. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

This first-in-a-series starring police detective Savannah Reid proves once again that southern California is a world to itself. Savannah, a displaced Southern belle of buxom figure, heads an investigation into the murder of a prominent councilwoman's husband. When she refuses to go along with a police coverup, however, her boss fires her‘for exceeding departmental weight regulations! Savannah proceeds, though, hampered only by her frequent dessert indulgences, her ingenuous 16-year-old sister, and her lust for a handsome bodyguard. The infectious heroine and self-deprecating humor override the predictable plot, exaggerated characters, and slick prose. Recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.