By G. A. McKevett
What occurs while too wealthy and too skinny turns into too lethal? Voluptuous P.I. Savannah Reid is ready to determine as she delves into the disappearance of a celeb hanger-on that quickly ends up in anything extra sinister. As Halloween attracts close to, Savannah must study a killer's lethal "tricks" sooner than another individual is "treated" to murder...Halloween in Southern California simply does not have the frosty chew Savannah's used to, even supposing her newest activity supplies chills aplenty. The Skeleton Key 3, a celebutante clique so named via the media as a result of their super-skinny figures and fats belief money, are within the highlight back - yet this time, it is for anything greater than partying. it kind of feels the single member of the 3 who used to be neither prosperous nor rather svelte hasn't been heard from in days.The lacking girl's identify is Daisy O'Neil, and via all debts, she had little in universal along with her so-called buddies Tiffy, Kiki, and Bunny. overweight, shrewdpermanent, and less-than-privileged, Daisy's function within the 3 turns out to were basically to be the sufferer in their vicious jibes and pranks. while Savannah learns that Tiffy's performing aspirations have been threatened by means of Daisy's real expertise, the negative little wealthy woman starts to seem big-time guilty.But simply whilst Savannah thinks she has all of it found out - other than the place the physique is stashed - the vibe surrounding the Skeleton Key 3 adjustments from vacuous and suspicious to downright murderous. As arrangements are being made for a monster Halloween celebration, to be hung on the Dante compound, the patriarch himself is noticed dressed as Dracula, specified by his coffin, whole with a true stake via his no-longer-beating center. Now, with the celebration heavily pooped and the tabloids on a tear, Savannah should placed her Halloween sweet at the shelf until eventually she's deserving of a gift. And that suggests discovering a killer - speedy - ahead of extra Hollywood funds turns into buried treasure...
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Chapter 2 Savannah gazed out the window as they passed one mansion after another after another in the exclusive enclave of Spirit Hills. As they drove deeper into the valley, each estate seemed grander than the last. Here in the heart of the canyon, the trees grew thicker, and the road curved more tightly and rose in elevation with each twist and turn. And with every crook in the road, more and more of the panoramic view was revealed. If you lived in San Carmelita and were rich enough, you could afford to live in Spirit Hills.
She shrugged. “Eh, well, Leon deserved to get a skillet upside his head,” she said. “He was always thumpin’ on poor Alice and her too scared and broke to leave him with three little young’uns in tow. She came over to our house that day with a bloody nose and a black eye, and when he came bustin’ through my kitchen door after her, hollering and carrying on, I had to do something. ” Savannah laughed. “After their little, uh, conversation, Leon needed seven stitches to close that gash on his forehead.
Nary a fodder in the shock in sight. ” “Fodder in the shock? ” he asked as he took the cart from her and began to push it himself. Detective Sergeant Dirk Coulter might not be up on his Victorian poets, but he was a gentleman when it came to opening doors and pushing shopping carts. “Oh, shoot, I don’t know,” Savannah said, her Georgia drawl even more pronounced than usual—as it tended to be when she was aggravated—“but I need some of it around to get in the mood. ” “Oh, enough of your griping, woman.