"Murder in the Corn Maze" By G. A. McKevett: Review/Giveaway

by Sandra Murphy

Details on how to win a copy of this book at the end of the review and links to purchase it.

Stella Reid has full custody of her seven grandchildren. Most of the time, they are enjoyable kids, but Marietta, she can get her drawers in a wad in a heartbeat. Savannah is the oldest and sometimes referee. It’s Halloween time, and the kids are excited about their costumes. There’s a corn maze on Judge Patterson’s property, but they’ve never been able to afford the tickets.

➡ switch to KingsRiverLife.com for more articles ⬅

This year, Stella’s friend Elsie wangled free tickets for them. She’s cook for the Pattersons and claimed she needed some help to pull off drinks and snacks for the crowd. In exchange, she got eight tickets.
Image Source Kensington

Of course, it’s easy to get turned around in a corn maze when zombies are jumping out, trying to eat your brains, and you’ve only got a flashlight to guide the way. Savannah and Waycross are the only two kids brave enough to encounter zombies, the other kids opting to hear a spooky story read by the town’s librarian instead.

When Stella realizes they’ve made a wrong turn somewhere, Savannah offers to climb a tree at the edge of the maze to see where they need to go. Unfortunately, she finds a long dead body before she even gets to climb. Stella hustles the kids back toward the sounds coming from the maze and calls the police from the judge’s office, ducking Elsie. It only took one look for Stella to know who was dead—and it was no natural death. It was murder.

This is book two in the spin-off of the Savannah Reid mysteries (24). Savannah gets her start in crime-solving here, at age twelve. For fans of Savannah and Dirk, it’s not what you’d expect, but it’s a real treat to see where it all began and a good mystery besides. Stella is no slouch in the investigation department either. Working with Sheriff Manny Gilford, she soon learns, for this killer, one victim wasn’t nearly enough.

To enter to win a copy of Murder in the Corn Maze, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line "maze,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen October 26, 2019. US residents only. If entering via comment please include your email address. And if entering via email please include your mailing address in case you win. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & mystery short stories in our mystery section in Kings River Life and in our mystery category here on KRL News & Reviews. And join our mystery Facebook group to keep up with everything mystery we post, and have a chance at some extra giveaways. And check out our new mystery podcast which features mystery short stories and first chapters read by local actors! The last 2 episodes are perfect for Halloween, don't miss them!

You can use these links to purchase the book. If you have adblocker on you may not be able to see the Amazon link:

Opens to author website

Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the Arch in St. Louis Missouri. She writes about eco-friendly topics, pets and wildlife for magazines and reviews mysteries and thrillers for KRL. A collection of her short stories, published by Untreed Reads, From Hay to Eternity: Ten Tales of Crime and Deception can be found at all the usual outlets. Each one is a little weird and all have a twist you won't see coming.

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.


  1. I wish we still had a corn maze here. This is perfect for Halloween.

  2. You had me with the book cover and storyline. I would love to read it. Thank you for the chance.

  3. Sounds terrific! I'd love to have a copy of Murder in the Corn Maze. Thanks!! crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

  4. Sounds like a great Fall read. I like the corn maze storyline.

  5. Sounds good. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

  6. Sounds interesting musiqmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

  7. Love the cover! JL_Minter(at)hotmail(dot)com

  8. The book sounds great and I love the cover! moonbay7399(at) gmail(dot) com

  9. Sounds great! Would love to read this! Thank you for the chance! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

  10. Love this cover!


  11. Wow this sounds great...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com


Post a Comment