A Decadent Way To Die by G. A. McKevett

By G. A. McKevett

Plus-sized P.I. Savannah Reid prides herself on cracking even the hardest situations. yet her most up-to-date research is leaving her hungry for solutions as she attempts to unmask the id of a crafty, would-be killer. His prey? A well-known octogenarian with a fortune within the financial institution and a aim on her again. . .

As the writer of the world-famous Helene doll, mythical clothier Helene Strauss is both recognized for her beautiful style and her brassy, take-no-prisoners variety. whereas Helene's enterprise acumen made her a major good fortune, it additionally made her a numerous enemies. So while the feisty 80-year-old has numerous suspicious brushes with loss of life, Savannah Reid is employed to determine why.

Once at the case, Savannah fast learns that tensions in the Strauss kinfolk were raging for years. To Helene's chagrin, her niece and arch nemesis, Ava, has controlled to claw her method to the helm of the kinfolk doll corporation, guidance the company in a seedy new course. Their most recent creation—a attractive type doll replete with outsized lips and an over-the-top boob job—has Helene relatively rankled. . .leaving Savannah to wonder whether the kinfolk ties that bind the Strauss' are tight adequate to kill.

With the aid of her pal, Detective Dirk Coulter, Savannah discovers that Ava isn't the one one with a cause to do Helene damage. in reality, the Strauss matriarch seems surrounded by means of family and friends bent on inheriting her fortune in any way valuable. ahead of lengthy, Savannah is bound she has a deal with at the case. but if key avid gamers take place useless in Helene's scorching scorching Jacuzzi, Savannah should begin from scratch—and query every thing she notion she knew concerning the Strauss's twisted genealogy. . .

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