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Private detective Savannah Reid returns to investigate the murder of the ex-wife of her ex-partner, Dirk Coulter, whose body has turned up in his trailer....

Title : Sugar and Spite
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ISBN : 9781575666372
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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Sugar and Spite Reviews

  • Katharine Coggeshall
    2019-04-29 07:38

    This is a book from early in the series, which is actually a great series. But, this one in particular is just not my favorite. The plot drags a bit and the characters are not as well established as her later books.

  • Kendall L. Mann
    2019-05-18 08:38

    Entertaining story This didn't grab my interest until a few chapters in. I just couldn't connect with the characters. Dirk is just not likeable although he kind of grows on you. He seems like a magnet for abuse lovers. Not the physical, but the emotional kind. Also well that ends well here, except for the dead people. A big mystery is solved, but too many loose ends or too many improbabilities.

  • Alisha Henri
    2019-05-06 07:36

    A Mixture of Suspense, Sorrow and VindicationI thoroughly enjoyed the complexities of this well-written mystery, the interactions between the characters, and the interesting settings. I felt as if I were accompanying the characters through a segment of their lives which is one of my requirements for a good book. I very much liked the resolution and solution, too.

  • Sandra
    2019-05-20 09:39

    Gutsy and funny!I enjoyed the diversity of the characters and their ability to work together for a positive outcome. The story was a little soft, but developed into a decent read for an evening when you just need to not think to seriously.

  • Kathleen
    2019-05-19 07:32

    Another fun easy read. Savannah, an ex-cop owner of a detective agency helps her ex partner solve the mystery of who murdered his ex-wife in his home and that he has been charged with her murder.

  • Stephanie
    2019-05-13 10:28

    Quick easy read! Fun and enjoyable group of characters. The story moves along at a fast pace.

  • Susan Moxley
    2019-05-12 03:13

    A real page turner with lots of twists and turns.

  • Caryl Moulder
    2019-05-02 10:37


  • June Ahern
    2019-04-26 07:11

    I ask myself each time I read G. A McKevett's Savannah Reid's mystery series why the author has to have her protagonist eat so much. I swear between McKevett, Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum and Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone mysteries I must have gained - a bunch of weight with all that eating of high sugar, fried, fast food going on. Makes a girl hungry and eager to find out - who did done it! Besides the eating I enjoy the women who-done-it enough to return. 'Sugar and Spite' (and love the titles) has the voluptuous (soon to bigger I'm sure) Savannah worried sick over her best buddy, police detective and ex-partner, Dirk Coulter's accusal of murdering his ex-wife. It doesn't look good with all the evidence stack against him. Polly, the ex, is found in a pool of blood in Dirk's trailer home, he is covered in it, his gun by her side, and neighbors who heard them arguing just before the bang. Savannah loses sleep, but not weight, while she unravels the truth behind the lies that are bigger than first appearing. She gets her just desserts for all her hard work sleuthing. And, with all this series the reader gets to meet more of Savannah's big Southern family with its myriad dysfunctional issues. If you enjoy an easy, often funny, murder mystery you'll enjoy this book.

  • Tabby Kat
    2019-05-01 03:17

    Savannah Reid, erstwhile police officer and current PI, has deep Georgia roots and close ties to the family of friends she's built in Southern California, especially Dirk, her former partner and buddy. When Dirk's ex-wife is found in his trailer, shot with Dirk's gun, it looks very bad indeed. But never you mind: Savannah, armed with a passion for food and oozing steel-magnolia charm, sees what needs to be done. The plot encompasses skinheads, a Renaissance fair, stupid e-mail tricks, and abusive boyfriends; there are also amusing bits involving zaftig Savannah's skinny assistant, Tammy, and the sartorially perfect and perfectly charming gay couple, Ryan and John. This is a tale of revenge, finally: Savannah gets to stick it to the guy who fired her, to her deadbeat dad, to a clueless neo-Nazi teen, and even, in a way, to Dirk's ex-wife. Romping good fun, and don't forget the chocolates

  • Dharia Scarab
    2019-04-26 07:30

    Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.4 stars... I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be on the look out to pick up more from the series/author.5 stars... I loved this book! It has earned a permanent home in my collection and I'll be picking up the rest of the series and other books from the author ASAP.

  • Christyn
    2019-04-30 03:33

    I really enjoyed this! Savannah is a great heroine, feisty and likable, loyal, determined and nurturing at the same time. While I didn't read the series in order (this is my first Savannah Reid book) I enjoyed her character and look forward to reading more (both the previous and subsequent books) about her and the others (Dirk, Tammy, Ryan and John). Beyond the characters, I thought the mystery itself was solid, with enough twists and turns to keep things interesting. A light enjoyable read. 4.5 Stars.

  • Gail
    2019-05-18 09:27

    McKevett's books about the bodacious Southern private detective, Savannah Reid have a formula. As a reader, you don't seem to mind the predictable turn of events, the over-the-top southernisms (that can get tiresome) and the characters that don't evolve or change. Savannah's ex-partner [from when she was a cop:] is in big trouble. His ex-wife is murdered with his weapon in his trailer. Savannah is on the case to prove her friend innocent and the idiot brass wrong. Her hedonistic delight in sweet food gives us a lucious concoction for a lazy day. Good bathtub reading.

  • Cara
    2019-05-23 03:17

    Dirk is accused of murder, and Savannah is the only one who believes he is innocent. The evidence against him looks pretty bad. His ex-wife is shot in his trailer with his gun, and he is found covered in her blood. I liked this installment better than most of the other ones. The only thing I have against it is that once again there is a crooked cop or two involved. I know there are crooked cops out there, but come on. San Carmelita PD really needs to clean up if there are that many bad cops!

  • Marcia
    2019-05-20 05:13

    I enjoyed this book in the Savannah Reid series. The murders are not particularly gruesome. The characters are believable and a bit complex. Savannah has mixed feelings for Dirk, although she is in full "mother hen" mode after he is arrested. The book adds details of everyday life such as meals, which give the reader a sense of reality, which so many mysteries do not.

  • Shannon
    2019-05-06 08:33

    A really cute book if you want a light read and a private detective storyline. I wish it had been twice as long so that once the plot twist kicked in the author could have really delved into a solid and edge of your seat backstory. It's the perfect book to read just before Valentine's Day!

  • Linda Hodges
    2019-05-11 09:10

    I love this series. Savannah's "southern graces" are so foreign to me (being from the Northwest) that her actions and reactions entertain me almost as much as the storyline. A great, easy read that I thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Nathalie S
    2019-05-05 07:24

    After having read about Savannah and Dirk being married, it was fun to go back to when they were just friends. Although, there was always a little romantic tension in the background, which they would have staunchly denied of course. Great mystery as always.

  • Christine
    2019-05-02 03:36

    In this story surrounding Dirk's ex being murdered you feel the tight bond between the Detective Agency crew. Food can cure any ailment especially if it has butter in it. I enjoy Savannah, her quirkiness, bath loving, chocolate addiction and smart wit to solve any crime.

  • Debra McEathron
    2019-05-17 03:22

    Savannah got her wish is this story. A fun mystery.

  • Mary Z : )
    2019-05-10 03:21

    I read a lot of books in this genre, and I'm always on the lookout for a new series author. This is a winner, and I'll be reading more Savannah Reed adventures in the future.

  • Heather Wilmoth
    2019-05-08 05:33

    I read it before my final exams to not be stressed! I love mysteries since I was introduced to Nancy Drew Series as a kid this happens to be one of my fun to read mystery books for Valentine's Day;)

  • Nicole
    2019-05-12 07:17

    Nice light hearted read.

  • Anita
    2019-04-26 05:28

    Love her character, being a woman of the south, I can relateto her. Fiesty and lovable at the same time.

  • Nanette
    2019-05-08 02:28

    One of my fave crime solving gals. :O)

  • Lydia
    2019-05-24 03:25

    I didn't really mean to pick this up. It was better than the other one I read, yet does not entice me to read any more of the series.

  • Debbie
    2019-05-01 09:11

    It is a fun read

  • Kim
    2019-05-19 07:36

    I enjoyed the familiar characters and yet they're still developing. Read the book in two days, they are hard to put down!

  • Kat
    2019-04-23 02:21

    another good one. the next one is on order. this one her x partner got in trouble, they thought he killed his x wife. but of course he didnt! and Savannah proved it.

  • Babs Brodie
    2019-05-08 10:17

    very good entry in this series. recommend highly.