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Publication Order of Savannah Reid Mystery Books

Just Desserts (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bitter Sweets (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer Calories (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cooked Goose (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sugar and Spite (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sour Grapes (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peaches and Screams (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death by Chocolate (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cereal Killer (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder à la Mode (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Corpse Suzette (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fat Free and Fatal (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poisoned Tarts (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Body To Die For (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked Craving (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Decadent Way To Die (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buried In Buttercream (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer Honeymoon (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer Physique (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer Gourmet (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer Reunion (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Body on Deck (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hide and Sneak (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bitter Brew (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
And the Killer Is . . . (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Few Drops of Bitters (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dream Carver Books

Publication Order of A Granny Reid Mystery Books

Murder in Her Stocking (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Corn Maze (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at Mabel’s Motel (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Grave (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of G.A. Mckevett Non-Fiction Books

The Janet Dailey Companion (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Irish History and Culture (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Irish Pride (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

G.A. McKevett is the pseudonym used by the noteworthy American author, Sonja Massie. McKevett uses her real name to write novels based on historical romances and thrillers whereas she she uses her pen name to write the cozy mystery series’ such as the Savannah Reid Mystery series. She began her writing career with the debut novel ‘Legacy of the Wolf’ in the year 1986 and since then, she has written more than fifty novels over the years. Mckevett is particularly famous for her Savannah Reid Mystery series. The name G.A. McKevett was used by her for the first time in the year 1995 when she wrote the first novel of the Savannah Reid series titled ‘Just Desserts’. McKevett’s novels range from a variety of novels based on the Irish historical romances to contemporary mystery novels. The readers love to read her novels based on earthy humor and the fast-paced plot. Her character descriptions and the incisive observations about the human nature are applauded by the critics for each of her novels. McKevett is basically from Ireland and has written a couple of non-fiction books on Ireland’s history. Both the books depict deep observations made by McKevett about the controversial story of Ireland’s history. She has imparted a detailed knowledge of the complex history of Ireland with a plenty of humor and a light hand, in her books. She has also written Irish novels. One of her novels, ‘Far And Away’ is a novel version of a starring Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise and directed by Ron Howard. It became one one of the bestselling novels of McKevett.

Apart from writing, she likes to tour different nations of the world and give lectures to the established and upcoming authors in the workshops conducted by her. She heads a seminar titled ‘The Novel Approach’ that covers a wide range of aspects related to novel writing such as characterization, marketing manuscripts, story structure, plotting and pacing. McKevett has also taught various university courses and has provided adult education facilities to the needy ones. She has taught historical research, mystery writing and general fiction at the university level. McKevett was the managing editor of a magazine named ‘Single Living’ and has also performed the tasks of a storyline editor and a manuscript doctor for a number of publishing houses. During the starting phase of her career, McKevett has also been a ghostwriter, writing fictional and non-fictional novels for a number of professionals and celebrities. McKevett has lived in many places throughout her writing career, such as Toronto, County Kerry in Ireland, and Los Angeles. As of now, she lives in New York. McKevett pursues a number of hobbies when she is not busy with her writings. These include, listening to Irish folk music, making jewelry, playing with her grandchildren and doing Celtic beading and needlework.

The Savannah Reid Mystery series written by G.A. McKevett consists of 20 different novels published from 1995 to 2015 and based on the mystery and thriller genres. The first novel of the series was published under the title ‘Just Desserts’ in the year 1995 by the Kensington publishing house. The novel introduces the main character, Savannah Reid as a blond and a full-bodied Southern cop from the wealthy town of California. She loves to solve crimes and has a passion for good meals. When Detective Sergeant Savannah is about to go on a mission to solve a crime in Southern California, she is forced to leave because of her excessive eating and fat body structure. She goes on to open her own detective agency and very soon finds herself busy in investigating a murder case. Savannah keeps trying to deal with the suspects in bringing out the truth and strives hard to come out of the nasty web of adultery, sex and dirty politics. Savannah ha black belt in karate and loves to enjoy living her life happily. She faces a difficult task of unmasking a cunning killer banking on her karate skills and appetite. The novel was regarded as a spicy and suspenseful mystery by the critics. The readers all over the world like the novel very much, who kept devouring every page. McKevett’s description of the character of Savannah Reid as a vibrant and happy-go-lucky detective was praised by everyone who read the novel. McKevett was applauded for her efforts in writing down an exciting thriller worthy of reading. Fellow authors also praised her for the unique description of the plot filled with glamour, obsession and humor. The novel was considered as a potentially cute and beautiful cozy mystery and went on to sell a number of copies all over the world. McKevett received a lot of motivation from the success of the first novel of the Savannah Reid Mystery series.

The second novel of the Savannah Reid Mystery series was published under the title ‘Bitter Sweets’ in the year 1996 by the Kensington publishing house. The novel is set in California, United States and depicts the mysteries and the thrills in the life of Detective Savannah Reid. In this novel, Savannah becomes successful in establishing herself as a private investigator in San Carmelita, California. But, she is in need of some cases to solve to keep her Moonlight Mongolia Detective Agency running by paying the rent. As soon as Savannah completes her first case in finding the lost sister of a real estate broker, she gets involved in a murder case. Being framed and double-crossed cleverly by the culprit, she sets out to find the him and serve the justice. Soon, she finds herself as the prime suspect among the losers, liars and the lovers from the past life of the victim. On learning that every suspect had the motive of committing the crime, Savannah begins to use all her resources to nab the killer and clear her name. The novel is full of sweet suspense where everyone gets their dessert. Savannah Reid is very well described as an exuberant sleuth by the author, McKevett. Fellow author John Westerman has termed the novel as a delightful pleasure. McKevett has beautifully described the adventurous life of Savannah Reid as she goes through the ups and downs of her career as a private investigator. The readers enjoyed reading the novel and motivated McKevett to complete few more novels in the series. She is still working on the series and is about to publish the next installment soon.

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7 Responses to “G.A. McKevett”

  1. Rose: 2 months ago

    I loved your 4 Granny Reed books.
    Will you be doing any follow up after Murder
    Most Grave.?
    Loved sheriff Manny.

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  2. Joyce Rongo: 7 months ago

    I have read and love your cozy mysteries. Will there be any more Samantha Reid or Granny stories in the future.

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  3. Patricia: 9 months ago

    I am 67 years old and my favorite novelist has always been Danielle Steele. I recently picked up your book from the library in a hurry to read something. You are phenomenal, awesome, magnificent, author. Move over Danielle because I have found a new best frien for a long time i will read all of your books.

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  4. Lynn: 1 year ago

    I love Savannah Reid. Aren’t you going to write anymore?

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  5. Sheila Weekly: 2 years ago

    I just discovered your novels and really enjoy them. I love every single character in your books and love your style of writing. I particularly that your main character is a strong and extremely intelligent woman. A lot of the other main women characters in mystery novels leave alot to be desired when they put themselves in stupid situations and have to be rescued by their boyfriends. That is a huge turn off and insult to my intelligence.

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  6. Jane Henry: 2 years ago

    Just finished your latest Granny Reid Mystery, Murder Most Grave. Loved it and was wondering if there are any more to come. I do enjoy reading your books.

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  7. Joyce Maggitti: 2 years ago

    I ran across your name and looked up your books. They are just the type that I like to read a little bit of mystery and fun. Thank You

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