G. A. McKevett is an author who has written a number of Savannah Reid Mysteries. Savannah was once a cop and is now a private investigator, working out of Southern California. She helps her friend, Detective Dirk Coulter, in some of his cases, and her help is needed very much in the case that this novel centers on.
Poisoned Tarts concerns a missing young girl, and Savannah's efforts to help her friend, Dirk, in finding her, hopefully alive. The missing girl, Daisy, hung around with a group of girls called The Skeleton Key Three, an ultra-thin, ultra-rich and ultra-stuck up bunch of young ladies. Daisy never quite fit in, but wanted to very badly. When she goes missing, Savannah and Dirk fear that something bad has happened to her, and that The Skeleton Key Three most likely had something to do with it. The fact that it is right before Halloween lends a surreal atmosphere to the entire investigation. Will Savannah and Dirk find Daisy, and will she be dead or alive?
This was an interesting novel, one of those easy to read, cozy stories that don't tax the brain and are good for entertainment value. I have read about five or six novels in this mystery series, and Poisoned Tarts was an enjoyable read, as were the other Savannah Reid mysteries that I have previously read.