Too Big to Miss (The Odelia Grey Mysteries)
Sue Ann Jaffarian
Too massive to miss--that's Odelia gray. A never-married, middle-aged, plus-sized lady who makes no excuses for her weight, she's now not tremendous girl only a mere mortal status at the precipice of menopause, attempting to cruise in an ill-fitting bra. She struggles together with her relationships, her loopy kinfolk, and her crazier boss. after which there''s her knack for being in shut proximity to lifeless humans . . . .
When her shut pal Sophie London commits suicide in entrance of an internet web-cam through placing a gun in her mouth and pulling the set off, Odelia's lifestyles is modified perpetually. Sophie, a plus-sized activist and suggestion to imperfect ladies, is the final individual someone may ever have anticipated to finish her personal existence. Suspecting foul play, Odelia is decided to unravel her friend's dying. Odelia's look for the reality takes her from southern California strip department stores to the realm of dwell web-cam porn to the ritzy enclave of Corona del Mar.
"I'd wish to spend extra time with Sue Ann Jaffarian's Odelia, a plus-size fat-liberationist with a good-looking wheelchair-bound lover. Odelia...does no longer hesitate to provide justice a small, well-plotted ahead shove at each opportunity."―The manhattan Times
"[Odelia] is an fascinating personality, a real counter opposed to stereotype, who demonstrates that existence should be reliable, even in an international the place skinny is usually in."―Booklist
"With a solid of various characters, an exciting plot, and a reputable heroine, this can be an stress-free read." ―Mystery Scene
"Plus-size interpreting pleasure--try this one on!"―Lee baby, New York Times bestselling author
To cruise in an ill-fitting bra. "John Hollowell, I presume," I acknowledged, attempting to be jaunty. It got here out corny. "Yes." He chuckled somewhat, giving my hand a company yet no longer tight shake. His voice was once cultured, no longer too deep, rolling off his tongue with self assurance and ideal diction. Had he spoken with a British accessory, i'd have melted immediate into an adoring puddle. Get a grip, Odelia, I warned myself silently. This guy is probably an emotional predator, in all likelihood a killer. "It's great to.
Doug took his position at the different aspect of the desk. Seth sat subsequent to Zee. We waited hopefully for Doug to talk. "Well, we spoke to the ex-husband," he all started. "His identify is Peter Olsen." He checked out Seth ahead of carrying on with. "There are a few strange circumstances," Seth further. "Unusual," I heard myself say. It wasn't within the kind of a query, yet extra of a parroting comment. this complete subject were strange from the beginning. And there has been extra to come back? "Yes," Doug persevered. "Except for a number of.
round to chunk you in your butt, Mrs. Hollowell?" She set free an insane sounding hoot. "Oh, it already has bitten me, Odelia. I bought my comeuppance nearly eighteen years in the past and feature been dwelling in hell since." "Your son?" She grew to become her head out towards the luxurious backyard past the deck. Her glance used to be vacant, misplaced in once more. "Jonathan was once one of these candy baby," she stated to nobody specifically. "A strong baby." "Who killed your child, Mrs. Hollowell? was once it the nanny, Bonnie Sheffley?" She sighed.
Month, I stood by means of like a reluctant lady-in-waiting. i spotted pictures at the wall within the hallway, photos hung in good deliberate groupings. yet a few photographs have been lacking, taken from the wall lately from the glance of it. I studied these nonetheless in position. a few confirmed Hollowell with a number of humans, even a number of celebrities. Others have been relations pictures of John and Clarice with a sullen little woman. a few, taken extra lately, confirmed the Hollowells in golfing dresses at charity tournaments or dressed to kill at.
that point, Sophie employed Cruz to come back in and provides my position an exceptional cleansing, best to backside. She got here two times in the course of my sickness. by the point i used to be a hundred percent good, i used to be additionally a hundred percent hooked. Cruz bought to Sophie's first. Zee and that i came across her sitting at the couch in a crumpled, sobbing heap. She was once babbling in what we in Southern California confer with as Spanglish, a mix of Spanish and English phrases. sometimes she crossed herself. frequently Cruz is unflappable. As a mom of.