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by Sue Ann Jaffarian
|1. Too Big to Miss
||2. Curse of the Holy Pail
classy, large and in charge. That's corporate paralegal Odelia Grey
for you in a nutshell. But if you crave a little more
information on her you might be interested to also know that she owns a green
pet cat named Seamus.
(Yes, really!) And her
curiosity, impulsiveness, and a knack for being in the right place but at the wrong time lead her into
some hair-raising situations.
Fortunately Odelia's a sharp cookie and can think her way out of most
predicaments, and for those she can't get out of on her own she has a great
group of friends to provide back-up.
What worked for me:
I had a blast taking a joy-ride in Odelia's head. She's very perceptive
and has a great sense of humor.
The mysteries keep you guessing, but aren't so difficult as to be
off-putting to non-mystery buffs.
friend Greg was quite yummy and his appearance in the story offered a
nice touch of romance for fans of that genre.
Size-wise Odelia is middle-aged, quite short and rather round. She's
been working for a long time at accepting herself, and her support
group Reality Check has been very helpful in making that happen. I'm
glad that Odelia is starting to speak up for herself and is learning
not to be cowed by clothing sales clerks afflicted with superiority
What didn't work for me:
I didn't mind it because it's both a cause dear to my heart as well as
an integral part of the story, but some folks who aren't into the size
acceptance movement might feel uncertain about that part of the first
book. However, size is not the main issue in the second story.
And it's certainly no reason not to pick up this excellent series.
hate cliffhangers in series, but that's what keeps people coming back
Packed with clever humor, vibrant prose, sympathetic characters, and
brilliant mysteries, the Odelia grey series is the total package and
is highly recommended for fans of mystery and romantic suspense.
there are some
steamy scenes here and there in this story.
If you liked
the Odelia Grey mystery series you might also enjoy
"Love at Large", the
Tory Bauer mystery series, the
Southern Sisters mystery series, the
Josephine Fuller mystery series, the
Stephanie Plum mystery series,
"Death by Dessert", "The Gumshoe Girls",
"Teacher's Pet", "Love by the
Pound", "Etta Mae's Little Theory",
"The Way It Is", or "Good
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