Death by Chocolate (Savannah Reid Series #8)

Death by Chocolate (Savannah Reid Series #8)

by G. A. McKevett

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Overview

Business has been a little slow at the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency, but full-figured P.I. Savannah Reid doesn't have time to drown her sorrows in a box of double-chocolate truffles. She's too busy watching the Gourmet Network--and drooling over the sinfully scrumptious confections that Lady Eleanor ("The Queen of Chocolate") whips up on-air. But someone isn't sweet on the Queen's charming chatter--and wants her to hang up her oh-so-quaint apron--for good. . .

When Savannah hears that Lady Eleanor's been getting death threats, she jumps at the chance to be her round-the-clock bodyguard. It's a great chance to meet her idol in person--and maybe pick up some free chocolates, too! But her sweet dreams melt away the minute she meets Lady Eleanor. The woman is as rotten as last year's Valentine candy--and stingy with the chocolates to boot! After a few miserable days of her boss's put-downs and pettiness, Savannah finally understands why someone wants to put an end to Her Majesty's reign.

But when the Queen of Chocolate bites into a chocolate and drops dead in the middle of her own live TV show, Savannah is horrified. After all, it was her job to protect Lady Eleanor--and now thousands of traumatized chocoholics know how horribly she failed. Talk about bad for business. If only to save her own reputation, Savannah has to figure out who's to blame for the Queen's untimely (and very ungraceful) demise. . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617735806
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 12/01/2003
Series: Savannah Reid Series , #8
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 125,208
File size: 734 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 www.SonjaMassie.com.

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Death by Chocolate (Savannah Reid Series #8) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story and like always I did not know who did it. Found this story a little more boring than the others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the book in a couple of weeks, and while I found it to be pretty good it was very obvious that it's a book more for the femal genre. I happen to be a straight male and wouldn't really recommend it to any other guys...but hey, you can read it if you want. You may enjoy it!
harstan More than 1 year ago
She comes from McGill, Georgia but Savannah Reid migrated to California to gain independence from her large and needy family. She is a full-figured woman who is conformable in her own skins. Her idol is Lady Eleanor, the queen of chocolates, who makes mouth watering desserts on her television show and sells her chocolates in her specialty shops. When Eleanor starts getting death threats, she hires Savannah as her bodyguard and to find who is sending the frightening letters. When Savannah finally gets to meet Eleanor, she is very disappointed because the woman is a mean-spirited, spiteful virago. Her husband left her for another woman, her twin sister doesn¿t visit her, and her own daughter refuses to venture near her. The only person who seems to love Eleanor is her six-year-old granddaughter. Yet when somebody murders her, Savannah feels obligated to find out who killed her because she died while her bodyguard was only yards away from her. Savannah Reid is a mixture of Southern California cool and Southern Georgia sentiment. A person has to admire this protagonist because even though she didn¿t like her client very much, she works extra hard to find out whom her killer was. There are so many legitimate suspects that the reader won¿t be able to deduce whom the culprit is until the shocking climax. DEATH BY CHOCOLATE is G.A. McKevett at her very best. Harriet Klausner
bookladychris on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
P.I. Savannah Reid of the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency is hired to protect Lady Eleanor "The Queen of Chocolate". Lady Eleanor is the chef on her favorite t.v. show and Savannah is thrilled about working for her. However Lady Eleanor isn't exactly the wonderful person that she appears on t.v. While taping her t.v. show Lady Eleanor suspiciously has a heart attack and dies. Savannah sets to work finding who out of many suspects, including her own daughter, could have tampered with the chocolate that not only Lady Eleanor had eatten, but that Savannah herself had tasted. A funny, yet intriguing mystery unfolds with a main character that you can't help liking. A difficult book to put down as the case unfolds.
she_climber on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another great installment in the Savannah Reid series: nice easy read, great storyline with some good twists, and fantastic characters that I would just love to know in real life.
jnsmith1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I heard my friend rave about this book after she took on vacation with her. I bought it and read it while on a long road trip. I didn't care for it. The story was good enough but I felt like I was working far to hard to finish it. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy plot to follow and interesting main character development.
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