(From the publisher):
As the oldest of nine siblings she more or less raised, fortysomething Savannah Reid has attended her share of family weddings south of the Mason-Dixon line... and more than one has featured her sister Marietta as the bride. But before the fickle Southern belle can traipse down the aisle with her latest Mr. Right, the youngest of the Reid brood is thrown into the slammer. At first, Savannah wonders if unruly Macon — no stranger to lesser crimes involving hubcaps and moonshine — really is responsible for killing the Honorable Judge Patterson. But when she learns that the ornery old geezer had more enemies than Marietta's had husbands, Savannah is convinced that her brother's been framed. She sets out to prove it, with a little help from her L.A.- based Moonlight Magnolia Detectives.
Shaking the Patterson family tree nets Savannah and her imported West Coast cohorts an assortment of embittered ex-wives, spurned mistresses, and illegitimate offspring. Now that the land o'cotton is teeming with suspects, Savannah turns to the law for assistance. Namely, to luscious local deputy Tommy Stafford — with whom she once sampled the forbidden nectar of teenage passion in the backseat of a Chevy BelAir. Naturally, a still smitten Savannah can't help wondering if ol' Tommy is sweet on her as well when he willingly risks his job to help with the investigation.
So far, the search for the real murderer has been fruitless. But with hapless Macon stewing in a steamy cell and the oft-married Marietta pouting about her postponed nuptials, it's time for Big Sis Savannah to turn up the heat and show a cleverly concealed killer that this is one Georgia peach who ain't just whistlin' Dixie...
Original title: Peaches and Screams
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Private Detective