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McKevett's charming 18th Savannah Reid mystery (after 2012's Buried in Buttercream) takes PI Savannah Reid and her new husband, Det. Sgt. Dirk Coulter, to Santa Tesla, an island off the California coast, where their honeymoon quickly turns into a busman's holiday. When the newlyweds see a blonde woman running along an isolated beach felled by gunfire, Savannah rushes to her aid. The mortally wounded woman turns out to be TV newscaster Amelia Northrop. Who had it in for the popular and beautiful Amelia, and why does the local police chief, Charlotte La Cross, try to cover up the crime? Savannah's colleagues at her Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency-Tammy Hart, Ryan Stone, and John Gibson-join the hunt for the truth, ably abetted by Granny Reid and brother Waycross. Cozy fans will enjoy the laugh-out-loud dialogue and Southern witticisms, as well as the surprise Dirk gets at the end. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Savannah and Dirk's blissful island honeymoon goes suddenly stormy when a dead body-a celebrity at that-turns up on the beach. The plus-sized PI tackles her 18th case (after Buried in Buttercream). (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.