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Murder in Her Stocking

(A Granny Reid Mystery #1)

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As the Moonlight Magnolia Agency revisits old memories on Christmas Eve, Granny Reid takes the reins back thirty years to the 1980s--back when she went by Stella, everyone's hair was bigger, and sweaters were colorful disasters. But murder never went out of style . . .

Christmas has arrived in sleepy McGill, Georgia, but holiday cheer can't keep temperamental Stella Reid fr
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Carrie
Oct 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Murder in Her Stocking by G.A. McKevett is the first book in the new A Granny Reid Mystery series. This series however seems to be a prequel spin off series to the author’s long running Savannah Reid series featuring Savannah’s grandmother Stella Reid.

Stella Reid is a grandmother to seven young children who’s mother isn’t the best role model ever often choosing to go out and drink than watch her kids leaving Stella to pick up the slack. Stella is not one to back down to anyone or any challenge t
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Shelleen Toland
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-read
I absolutely loved this book. I can not wait for the next one. This is a story of a 50+Grandma taking care of her 6 grandchildren because their mom is a drunk and their dad would rather stay away than come home and raise them. This Grandma is no nonsense but also loves them with all her heart. To teach them values and wrong from right and there are consequences and they love her in return. There is a part at the beginning when her grandson had me laughing so hard because of something that a man ...more
Lisa Morin
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Murder in Her Stocking is an exciting start to the new Granny Reid series by G. A. McKevett.
This story goes back to a time that will leave you laughing and crying, and hoping the story never ends.
We learn how all 7 of her grandchildren come to live with Granny Reid and the heroics of a young Savannah.
I read this book in two days, only because I had to get some sleep in between.
I love this first in a new series and cannot wait to read the next book in the series.

I volunteered to read and review a
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Gail C.
Oct 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Readers of Savannah Reid mysteries
Murder in Her Stocking by G. A. McKevett is a stand alone mystery that is also a prequel to her popular Savannah Reid mystery series. As a mystery it stands alone, but much of the book is also exposition for Savannah Reid and others of the Reid family. Because this was the first book in the series for me, I was somewhat at a loss as it began, feeling as if I should know these characters better than I did.
The story of the Reid family, and Granny Reid in particular, is more prominent than the my
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Cathy Daniel
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Definitely my favorite cozy of the year! This was the sweetest book. Part women's fiction, dash of romance and gentle cozy. Loved granny Reid so much!
Christine
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozies
I love G A Mckevett Savannah Reid series so I was excited to learn Granny Reid was getting her own series. This story takes place before the Reid kids came to live with Granny. Granny, Savannah and Waycross are out and her a woman scream. Granny sends the kids to the police station and goes back to help the person. She is of course too late. The sherif asks for her help and of course Savannah helps as she wants to be a policewoman when she is older.

The book also shows how the kids came to live w
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Brooke Showalter (Brooke Blogs)
Murder in Her Stocking is the first Granny Reid mystery, and it's the first book I've read by G.A. McKevett. I loved the uniqueness of this cozy mystery. This story is set in the 80s and visits Stella Reid and her grandchildren during the Christmas season. There's been a murder and Stella is trying to help the sheriff solve it. In addition to that, she is dealing with her daughter-in-law Shirley mistreating her seven children. There was a great deal of character and story development taking plac ...more
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Murder in Her Stocking by G.A. McKevett is the first book in the new A Granny Reid Mystery series. This is actually a prequel series to her successful Savannah Reid series. This series goes back to the 1980s when Stella, Granny Reid, is taking care of her grandchildren as her no-good son isn't around and her daughter-in-law is drinking and carousing instead of being home looking after her seven children. Those kids mean the world to her, and she will do whatever she can to keep them safe and mak ...more
Sarah
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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MURDER IN HER STOCKING BY G.A. MCKEVETT BOOK REVIEW
A cozy mystery set in the South with a strong matriarch? Heck, yes!

PREQUELS FOR THE WIN
Similar to Christmas Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke, Murder in Her Stocking revisits a beloved mystery series with a prequel. truth be told, I’m brand new to the Savannah Reid series. But, as soon as I saw the heartwarming holiday cover fo
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Brenda
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Granny Reid, from the Savannah Reid Mystery series, is the headliner of this new series.

It's all about the love as the Moonlight Magnolia Agency gathers on Christmas Eve, remembering the events leading up to the first Christmas the Reid children spent with their beloved Granny as their guardian is the basis of this story.

Raising 7 children ages 11-6 in small town McGill Georgia has Stella Reid stretched. Finding herself holding Prissy Carr as she takes her last breath, Stella is determined to d
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RO G'ma
Murder in Her Stocking is the first book in G. A. McKevett’s Granny Reid Mystery series. This delightful read had me laughing aloud one moment and then reaching for a box of tissues the next. The storyline is well thought out, the well-developed characters are affable, is full of compassion and caring, and the dialogue is witty and engaging. There’s some adult language, but no graphic violence or sexually explicit situations. This quickly paced whodunit kept me guessing until the reveal.

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Virginia Williams
This is my introduction to the author and a new series entry intended as a prequel to the well-established Savannah Reid series. As such, this functions well as a standalone, although it took me a few chapters to get into the unique writing style. Very folksy; had me thinking it was not so much a cozy as literary fiction and slow southern, small town, down-home style of McGill, Georgia, at that.

Not so sure it is as much mystery as it is the story of the Reid family. Strong characterizations--Gr
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Sheila Penwell
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first Granny Reid Mystery that I have read and I really loved it. Besides the story around and finding the murderer which was hard to figure it out. Just when you thought you had it, you didn't., you had a story along with it relating to Granny Reid's family which really was a sad situation. You also saw the amount of friends that Granny had and how the small town came together for them plus her love of many years. There is a lot in this book to absorb but I just thought it was a won ...more
Christine
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you have read the Savannah Reid books and always loved Grandma Reid, here's your chance to learn how the Reid gang came to live with Grandma. The story begins in present day as Grandma Reid meets her newest great-grandchild, then takes us back to the early days of the Reid family's life. So much heartache, but all those children turned out so well, thanks largely to their grandmother. I look forward to the next book in the Granny Reid series
Gloria
Murder in Her Stocking is a great start to a new series that is an off shoot to the Samantha Reid series. I have not read the series but this story has gotten me interested in looking into it. As the story starts, Stella "Granny" Reid is spending time with her adult grandchildren and friends at Christmas time when she is thinking back to another Christmas thirty years ago in McGill, Georgia-a Christmas that was good but also had some sadness. I was drawn in from the beginning and laughing out lo ...more
Val
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Granny Reid is a fresh voice in the mystery scene, even though she's been in the background for many years. These books are set 30 years in the past, when Savannah and the rest of her siblings are just youngsters, growing up dirt poor in Georgia. Stella is just trying to be a good grandma, helping out when she can, but it's difficult when her son is never home and her daughter-in-law is drunk most of the time. So when a murder happens in the small town and Granny and two of her grandchildren are ...more
Taryn
Oct 30, 2018 added it
In this first book we are introduced to characters we are familiar with but are taken back thirty years to when they were kids and Granny was much younger. It's Christmas time in McGill, Georgia and the Reid children are staying with their Granny Reid while their mother is off partying. When the local nativity scene is vandalized and people are upset Granny has a feeling she already knows who the culprit is but not why he did it. Knowing that the vandalism must be fixed she comes up with a solut ...more
Elisa Hordon
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have loved each and every Savannah Reid story many times over, so I was super excited for the very first Granny Reid mystery as she is an absolute favorite book character in out house and I was not disappointed far from it this book is an absolute treasure.
Meg Acevedo
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a little gem
Anna Fox
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read by this author and it was a fun read. I hope for many more in this series. It was interesting enough for me to add her to my TBR pile. Granny Reid is a great character.

I received an eARC from the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review - try this book even if you haven't read her other series.
Kate
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read only one Savannah Reid mystery and wondered if I would be able to follow this new series which includes many of the same characters. Thankfully this series completely stands on its own and you don’t need to know anything about the author’s other successful series to fully enjoy this one. The writing was really excellent, a bit deeper than most surface cozies, but still something to curl up with on a cold night. The Christmas season was well described and I loved the unique setting of ...more
Ruth Hill
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

I absolutely adore cozy mysteries and Christmas, and this book combines my two loves in a very special way. The writing was exquisite, the characters were believable, and the mystery was difficult to figure out. This is easily one of the most delightful mystery books I have read in ages.

What sets this book apart from the run-of-the-mill cozy mystery is tha
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Taryn
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
In this first book we are introduced to characters we are familiar with but are taken back thirty years to when they were kids and Granny was much younger. It's Christmas time in McGill, Georgia and the Reid children are staying with their Granny Reid while their mother is off partying. When the local nativity scene is vandalized people are upset, Granny has a feeling she already knows who the culprit is but not why he did it. Knowing that the vandalism must be fixed she comes up with a solution ...more
Really Into This
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sarah contributed this review for Really Into This

Check out all of our reviews at https://reallyintothis.com
Happy Reading, friends!

MURDER IN HER STOCKING BY G.A. MCKEVETT BOOK REVIEW
A cozy mystery set in the South with a strong matriarch? Heck, yes!

PREQUELS FOR THE WIN
Similar to Christmas Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke, Murder in Her Stocking revisits a beloved mystery series with a prequel. truth be told, I’m brand new to the Savannah Reid series. But, as soon as I saw the heartwarming holiday cov
...more
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
I haven't read any of the Moonlight Magnolia Agency/Savannah Reid books but it turns out there is no need to as other than the first few and last few pages the rest of the book is set in the past. Granny Reid (Stella) is trying to give her grandkids a good upbringing and is fighting an uphill battle, her son drives a rig and is out of town most of the time, her daughter in law hates her but loves Elvis and alcohol (not necessarily in that order).  The story opens with Stella looking after the ch ...more
Lisa
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
G.A. McKevett has given all of us Savannah Reid Mysteries fans a true gift in this new series. Granny Reid has long been a favorite character of mine, so when it was announced that she would be getting her own book series, I was beyond thrilled! Murder in her Stocking is a prequel to the Savannah Mysteries. Granny (Stella) Reid reflects back to the 80's, giving us a huge insight into the Reid gang, and how she came to raise them. Without giving away any spoilers, I will say that the mystery in t ...more
Jeannine
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first of a new series featuring Savannah Reid's grandmother Stella Reid and set in the small town of McGill, Georgia, when Savannah was just 12, and she and her 6 siblings were pulled back and forth between their mother and grandmother. Their mother is a neglectful mother and dedicated alcoholic who hates her mother-in-law with a loud passion. It is from their "Granny Reid" that the children find love and stability. Into this complex situation are added neighbors and friends missing ...more
Stephanie Tadlock
Oct 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Christmas has arrived in sleepy McGill, Georgia, but holiday cheer can’t keep temperamental Stella Reid from swinging a rolling pin at anyone who crosses her bad side—and this season, there are plenty. First, an anonymous grinch vandalizes a celebrated nativity display. Far worse, the scandalous Prissy Carr is found dead in an alley behind a tavern. With police puzzled over the murder, Stella decides to stir the local gossip pot for clues on the culprit’s identity . . .

I following the Savannah
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Review of MURDER IN HER STOCKING
by G. A. McKevett

Murder is not what one usually asks for at Christmastide (I don't imagine anybody's ever requested that from Santa), but family, friends, life, love, and friendship are what most want at this season, as well as throughout the year. Author G. A. McKevett delivers a little of the former, and heapin' helpins' of the latter group, in MURDER IN HER STOCKING (a Granny Reid Mystery). Stella Reid is something special, a grandma we all could wish to have,
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Kathleen Gray
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Is this a prequel, a flashback, or a sideways start to a new series? No matter, it's good! And, don't worry if you haven't read the Savannah Reid series from which this is sort of derived. Granny Reid was once Stella and she was a kicker. This is set in the 1980s but still in McGill, Georgia. Prissy, who is found dead behind the tavern, is not a nice person but for me the mystery who who killed her was less interesting than Stella and her 7 grandchildren. What a life change for her and at Christ ...more
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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.

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