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7th Sep '15 1:05:58 PM Dawnwing
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* EmbarrassingFirstName: Savannah's sister Cordele points out that them being [[LocationThemeNaming named after Georgia towns]] is pretty stupid - she says that Savannah and Atlanta are good names, and at least you can shorten Jesup to Jessie, there's not much you can do with Cordele.


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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: When Savannah meets a girl named Chicago and mentally smirks at the name, she reminds herself that she of all people can't judge, considering [[LocationThemeNaming her own family]].
7th Sep '15 5:41:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* AtrociousAlias:
** Jesup's husband (for a short time), Bleak Manifest. His given name, Milton Pillsbury, isn't much better.
** Savannah thinks that Moon Shadow (the name of an exotic dancer) is one. Turns out that Moon Shadow isn't her stage name - it's actually her real name; she had hippie parents. She has a brother named Star Shadow.



* FailOSuckyname:
** Jesup's husband (for a short time), Bleak Manifest. His given name, Milton Pillsbury, isn't much better.
** Savannah thinks that Moon Shadow (the name of an exotic dancer) is one. Turns out that Moon Shadow isn't her stage name - it's actually her real name; she had hippie parents. She has a brother named Star Shadow.
** Savannah's sister Cordele points out that them being [[LocationThemeNaming named after Georgia towns]] is pretty stupid - she says that Savannah and Atlanta are good names, and at least you can shorten Jesup to Jessie, there's not much you can do with Cordele.
*** When Savannah meets a girl named Chicago and mentally smirks at the name, she reminds herself that she of all people can't judge, considering her family.



** The reason that [[FailOSuckyname Bleak Manifest]] chose his new name is because his birth name is Milton Pillsbury.

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** The reason that [[FailOSuckyname Bleak Manifest]] Manifest chose his new name is because his birth name is Milton Pillsbury.
18th Jun '15 1:29:28 AM Dawnwing
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* ShipperOnDeck: Savannah and pretty much everyone else thinks that Tammy and Savannah's brother Waycross would make an adorable couple (and they do become one.)
18th Jun '15 1:28:24 AM Dawnwing
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-->''"I'll betcha with some women along - gals who ain't been discombobulated, that is - we're gonna find us some murder weapons."''

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-->''"I'll betcha with some women along - gals who ain't been discombobulated, that is - we're gonna find us some murder weapons."''"''\\
18th Jun '15 1:27:08 AM Dawnwing
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# Killer Reunion



* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Tammy says once, "Colder than a flat frog on a Philadelphia freeway in February?"



* ArousedByTheirVoice: Savannah describes her car-cleaning guy Rory as having a voice like this.

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* ArousedByTheirVoice: Savannah describes her car-cleaning guy Rory as having a voice like this.very arousing voice.



* CaptainObvious: Dirk's words of wisdom in ''Bitter Sweets''.

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* CaptainObvious: CaptainObvious:
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Dirk's words of wisdom in ''Bitter Sweets''.



** Dirk also tends to make obvious statements a lot in ''Killer Gourmet''; the others give him glares when he does and Savannah points out to him that it doesn't ''have'' to be stated - for instance saying "that was the worst opening night of all time", referring to Ryan and Gibson's chef being murdered at the opening of their restaurant, and also when they talk about how they're going to have to keep the restaurant closed for a bit for various reasons, he adds, "Plus, you've gotta get a new cook".



* DrivenToSuicide: Umber Viola, almost, in ''Killer Gourmet'': [[spoiler:she was abused by her stepfather since she was young, and when she couldn't take it anymore she hired someone to kill him, and she couldn't live with herself after that. Savannah found her standing at the edge of a pier with all her belongings piled up and a note labeled "to Mom" on top. She was able to talk her down though.]]



*** When Savannah meets a girl named Chicago and mentally smirks at the name, she reminds herself that she of all people can't judge, considering her family.



* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Savannah
** TheLancer: Dirk
** TheChick: Tammy
** TheBigGuy: Ryan
** TheSmartGuy: Gibson



* FriendToAllChildren: Savannah is good with kids, and she also notes a few times that Dirk is as well, particularly in ''Killer Gourmet''.



** And in another book:
-->''"I'll betcha with some women along - gals who ain't been discombobulated, that is - we're gonna find us some murder weapons."''
''(break on page)''\\
"Okay, you boys were right. There ain't no weapons here."



* GranolaGirl: Tammy.
* GrannyClassic: Granny Reid

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* GranolaGirl: Tammy.
Tammy, who is obsessed with eating healthy.
* GrannyClassic: Granny ReidReid, who was Savannah's real maternal figure growing up: kind and selfless, an amazing cook, and a giver of great advice. She'll gladly scold one of her grandchildren if they need it, though, and she even got in on the action once by tasing a man that got into a fight with Savannah's crew (who was beating them even though it was four against one).



* HiredGuns: There's a few instances of someone paying another person to kill someone.



* IsTheAnswerToThisQuestionYes: Savannah asks Dirk if he wants some ice cream. Dirk responds with "Do bears sh-" before [[CurseCutShort Savannah cuts him off]], telling him there's a minor in the house.

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* IsTheAnswerToThisQuestionYes: IsTheAnswerToThisQuestionYes:
** In ''Cooked Goose'',
Savannah asks Dirk if he wants some ice cream. Dirk responds with "Do bears sh-" before [[CurseCutShort Savannah cuts him off]], telling him there's a minor in the house.house.
** In ''Killer Gourmet'', Dirk asks Savannah if she wants to join him in question people in the interrogation room. Her response is, "Does Victoria's Secret have fancy bloomers?"



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dirk. Soooo much.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dirk. Soooo much. He's got a rough-around-the-edges, grumpy sort of personality, but when you get to know him he's loyal and loving, and he loves kids.



* PunBasedTitle: Every title is a pun that has to do with food. ''Just Desserts'', ''Killer Calories'', ''Cooked Goose'', ''Corpse Suzette'', ''Death by Chocolate'', ''Cereal Killer''.... to name a few.

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* PunBasedTitle: Every title (well, up until they started becoming "Killer ___") is a pun that has to do with food. ''Just Desserts'', ''Killer Calories'', ''Cooked Goose'', ''Corpse Suzette'', ''Death by Chocolate'', ''Cereal Killer''.... to name a few.



* TeamMom: Savannah

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* TeamMom: SavannahSavannah is this to pretty much everyone. It's actually pointed out by Granny Reid in ''Killer Gourmet'':
-->''"You've had a mother's heart almost from the very beginning of your years. Sadly, [[PromotionToParent you had to]]. But it's done you good in the long run. And you've done a lot of good for others because of your early trials. You've played the motherhood role for so many orphaned souls who've crossed your path."''\\
Savannah considered her words, then said, "I guess I've always felt maternal toward my brothers and sisters, but..."\\
"And those two cats, which you rescued from the pound, and all the critters you had before them. And the thousands of people in need who you encountered when you were a police officer, and even now in the work you do. How many tears have you wiped away? How much good advice have you handed out? How much practical, everyday help did you offer to people? How many wounds have you bound and how many broken hearts have you ministered to? Thousands, Savannah. That's how many. And if that ain't bein' a mother, then I don't know what is."''



%%* UnknownAssailant: Savannah gets knocked unconscious in book one by a mysterious attacker, though she later learns who it was.



* WhatAPieceOfJunk: Dirk's Buick.

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* WhatAPieceOfJunk: Dirk's Buick. By book 19 it was scrapped.
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* DeepFriedWhatever and EverythingsBetterWithChocolate: Two ideas that Savannah agrees with.

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* DeepFriedWhatever and EverythingsBetterWithChocolate: Two ideas that DeepFriedWhatever: Savannah agrees with.loves 'em. Chocolate, too.



* UnknownAssailant: Savannah gets knocked unconscious in book one by a mysterious attacker, though she later learns who it was.

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* %%* UnknownAssailant: Savannah gets knocked unconscious in book one by a mysterious attacker, though she later learns who it was.
28th Jan '15 9:14:44 PM Dawnwing
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* WardrobeWound: When Savannah [[spoiler:gets shot]], the thing she's most upset about is that her nightgown is ruined; it once belonged to her grandmother.
27th Dec '14 9:53:36 AM Dawnwing
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* AccidentalMisnaming: Tommy Stafford refers to Dirk as "Dirt" and "Kirk".


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* MaliciousMisnaming: Tommy Stafford refers to Dirk as "Dirt" and "Kirk".
27th Dec '14 9:45:44 AM Dawnwing
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# Killer Gourmet
7th Dec '13 11:24:46 PM StarSword
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* CopKiller[=/=]KillerCop: The bad guy in ''Cooked Goose''.
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