"Delightful regional mystery"
With a lush for a mother and a trucker for a father who
was on the road more then he was home, Savannah Reid and
her maternal grandmother raised the eight younger Reids.
As soon as the last one was grown, Savannah moved from the
backwater town of McGill in southern Georgia to San
Carmelita, California where she joined the police force.
After a few years, the feisty woman left the department and
opened her own one-woman private detective agency.
Since business is slow, Savannah finds time to travel
back to her hometown to be a bridesmaid for her sister
Marietta who is getting married for the third time. On the
day she arrives, her younger brother Macon is charged with
killing the honorable Judge Patterson, a power in the
county. Now while Savannah knows her brother is a thief
and a liar, she also believes he is no killer. With some
friends who fly in from California, Savannah leads an
investigation where there are more suspects than mourners
for the late departed judge.
G.A. McKevett has written another fine Savannah Reid
mystery only this time the action takes place in the rural
south instead of California. Readers receive an up close
and personal look at how a small southern town operates.
The secondary cast is colorful and eccentric, good for a
few chuckles to relieve the rising tension as Savannah
closes in on the perpetrator. PEACHES AND SCREAMS is a
delightful regional mystery.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 2, 2001