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Murder à la Mode (A Savannah Reid Mystery #10)

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  1,014 Ratings  ·  52 Reviews
Voluptuous P.I. 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, things take a ...more
Kindle Edition, 302 pages
Published (first published January 2005)
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May 10, 2011 Tanya rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, read-2011
I didn't think I would like this book and when I first started it I thought I would have to put it away and take it off my kindle. Although I have issues with the dialogue at least it isn't filled with horrible language like another mystery I finished a couple of weeks ago.

This book is a parody, making fun of tv reality shows, and in some respects romance novels. What might seem to be over the top, isn't when you realize the author is really have some fun with the topic. The heroine is feisty, l
Feb 09, 2011 Chris rated it liked it
I have to admit I almost didn't get this book, and then when I started reading it, I almost stopped.

I almost didn't get it because I thought it didn't quite sound like my thing, but then a review pointed out the plus figure of the heroine and I felt the need to be supportive (at least by reading it; it was a freebie). I almost put it down because of Savannah refering to herself as Mommy to her characters.

I'm glad I didn't.

The strange thing about this book is that it is overfilled with cliche ch
Apr 16, 2011 Kristi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I devoured this title. Probably partly as escapism as I was having a remarkably horrible weekend. But it was the prefect escapist fiction, that manages to make me laugh despite my sour mood.

I loved the sass of the Southern raised Savannah. I'm a sucker for the colorful characters that seem to always be a part of Southern fiction and it was nice to find that element in a Hollywood setting. The behind the scenes of a reality show was an amusing sort of setting too. Toss in the romantic tension and
Jan 14, 2009 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first Savannah Reid Mystery! I really enjoyed her sassyness and openess with who she is. Will read another. Easy read. Done in a day.
Oct 17, 2013 Muse rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, cozy, reviewed
Ah I cannot believe that this was my first Savannah Reid book! I wish I picked up the series sooner, but alas there is only so much time and so many books to go through. I picked this one up as a loan on a whim and oh my gosh I loved it!

Savannah is a voluptuous ex cop who now owns her own Private Investigator agency and she is one awesome, fun and amazing character. I love how well rounded she is. I also love the fact that she is one of a few characters that I have read about that has curves and
Jan 31, 2011 Kelly rated it it was ok
Okay. I have to admit that cozies are not my favorite type of mysteries. I like my death a little more bloody and a lot more gruesome and dark than cozies tend to give me. I've said this before and I'll probably say it again, but cozies are fluff. They're entertaining, but I don't tend to seek them out. Yes, feel free to point out that the ones I head straight for usually involve a #NakedWerewolf chasing his destined mate so that they can have large quantities of sex while defeating bad guys. No ...more
Jul 07, 2013 Nolan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been a long-time fan of this series, and this one was far from disappointing. Savannah Reid, a plus-sized 40-something private detective, loves her desserts and romance novels, especially the ones with model Lance Roman on the cover. When she gets a chance to compete for Lance's affection as part of a reality TV show, she takes it, fully confident she can win the competition and thereby pay down some bills.

The scene for the reality show is a medieval castle built by an eccentric millionaire
May 05, 2012 Amelia-Irene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is part of a series, but fortunately it's not dependent upon your reading the previous book in order to understand all of what's going on. Savannah Reid has left the police dept to work as a P.I. but still seems to be working with her old partner,who still is working for the police dept., on the same cases. She seems to manage on finding someone to pay her fees on whatever her partner is working on so they can still work together. Dirk and Savannah are both on the other side of 40+++ years ...more
Mar 31, 2012 Kelli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series of mystery books too. There is always a food in the title, but don't get them confused with other mysteries that use food in the title. This series is about Savannah Reid who is an ex-cop now private detective. She is from Georgia and she has a whole cackle of siblings and crazy relatives like Grannie Reid" (who would rather shoot you that spit at you). She lives in California now with her two black cats. She has some great friends who help her on cases and her crazy relatives ...more
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Sep 18, 2014 June Ahern rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As I've said in reviews about the Savannah Reid mystery series by G.A. McKevett, reading and eating go together as murder is solved. Truly, I gain weight munching my way through the pages laughing and solving the crime. This one is very funny since I relate to Savannah's police detective friend, Dirk's thoughts on romance novels with titles such as "Flickering Tongues of Flaming Passion" and brawny, handsome nearly unclothed males on the cover, with a lesser unclothed female bent low in his arms ...more
Jul 28, 2011 Catherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I wasn't sure what I was getting into, but I was pleasantly surprised. Savannah Reid, a 40ish private detective whose figure gives a hint of her love for chocolates and dessert, is chosen to be a participant in a "reality show." The hook for the her participation is that the hunk who appears on the cover of her romance novels is going to be the "Man" in the reality show "Man of My Dreams". The setting for the show will be a medieval castle with all the atmosphere the participants can handle. Alo ...more
Jan 31, 2011 Linda rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Feb 06, 2011 Robin rated it did not like it
I found the dialogue and character development very unrealistic. Savannah keeps calling her love interest Lance Roman "big boy" (I know she's southern but who talks like that in reality?) and boldly flirting with him despite the fact that he supposedly makes her so weak in the knees she fears her legs literally giving out on her (if he really has that strong of an effect on her, how is she able to so confidently flirt with him?). I'm surprised this is so highly rated and frankly, I won't be fini ...more
Apr 19, 2008 Deborah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great Savannah Reid mystery! In this one Savannah finds herself in a reality show, where of course, there's a murder.
I have read nearly all of this series, and with the exception of the first one ("Just desserts") they have all been great fun reads.
Just desserts was almost like a practice novel, it just never got going well, but a lot of authors first novels aren't their best.
I highly recommend this series though, for fun cozy mysteries.
My favorites are when Savannah's family are involve
Sep 27, 2015 Susan rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012, mystery
Odd review alert: This was a way cuter story than I thought it would be. And also far less sappy than I expected. I have had this book hanging around my kindle archives for a l-o-n-g time and for some reason had a subconscious aversion to reading it. Well, that was my mistake. I liked it. Not quite a 4-star on my scale (could be that subconscious thing going on still) but a solid 3+ star. Which means I liked it, it was a good read, it is worth recommending to someone else to read. If you like fe ...more
Apr 16, 2011 Kat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 07, 2009 Joy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First GA McKevett book I read in the series and enjoyed it from beginning to end. There's just a right dose of sass, wit, and charm from the Southern belle Savannah Reid, you just got to love her.

Excellent plot, mystery is well formulated and the characters and setting is every bit entertaining. I'm looking forward to reading her other books! Definitely 5 stars! Would read it again and recommend to a friend!
Sep 01, 2014 Carol rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, 2014, free-dl
A fun filled fluff mystery. A strong female main character that is not perfect and with just enough southern charm to make her seem a bit girly. She has a strong moral compass but not holier than thou and just enough imperfection to make her relatable.
Her supporting cast is interesting if not entirely unique.
First of the series that I read but did not feel like I was clueless.
Brenda Lower
Jun 26, 2013 Brenda Lower rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
While I am a fan of several cozy mysteries, this one didn't quite do it for me. It seemed like it tried to be a romance but doesn't have any substance to it. The mystery part moved a little slowly, and there was lots of side story things hinted at, but never resolve. Just not what I was looking for.
Feb 27, 2011 Mom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok, I was surprised whodunnit. I was sure it was solved only to discover I was wrong.
I enjoyed the book and where it was going. I wondered about the movie and how they always kept moving trying to get it done.
This was good. Anyone who loves mysteries and wants to solve the murder should try.
Apr 06, 2013 Marcia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Savannah Reid meets reality tv! The characters associated with the tv program are predictable, but the twists in the plot are interesting. Also, the recurring characters have more depth than in previous stories. The real murderer is a bit of a surprise even though the clues are sprinkled throughout the action.
Apr 13, 2014 Liana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's entertaining, but the "Granny Reid Wisdom" is becoming repetitive and lacking in authenticity due to it's stereotypical nature. Additionally, the characters are not developing at all and their interaction with eachother is repetitive. I'm going to give this series one more book....
cute mystery love the main character's sass!
Mar 27, 2011 Stacy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozies, kindle
A nice little cozy I got free. Good thing, I might have felt cheated had I paid for it - light and simple, and even I figured out whodunit! :)
Jul 24, 2011 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ga-mckevett
I really wanted Savannah to give Lance a chance. :(
Feb 13, 2011 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brain-fluff, kindle
not too memorable
Savannah and Dirk become more emotionally intimate in each novel--I'm gunning for them--bad pun! This story was amusing because it poked fun at reality shows.
Feb 03, 2011 Moose rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun read, murder mystery w/ some light romance. The heroine is sarcastic and funny.
Another great Kindle freebie. I highly recommend the Kindle!!!!
Gemma Smith
Aug 15, 2011 Gemma Smith rated it liked it
Loanable on Kindle
Nathalie S
Dec 18, 2015 Nathalie S rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

More delicious mystery with my favorite PI, Georgia-transplant Savannah Reid!
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Since publication of her first novel in 1986, Sonja Massie has authored over fifty 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 inci
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