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Too Big to Miss (The Odelia Grey Mysteries)

By Sue Ann Jaffarian

Too sizeable to miss--that's Odelia gray. A never-married, middle-aged, plus-sized lady who makes no excuses for her weight, she's no longer great lady only a mere mortal status at the precipice of menopause, attempting to cruise in an ill-fitting bra. She struggles along with her relationships, her loopy relations, and her crazier boss. after which there''s her knack for being in shut proximity to lifeless humans . . . .

When her shut good friend 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 existence is modified eternally. Sophie, a plus-sized activist and concept to imperfect girls, is the final individual someone could ever have anticipated to finish her personal existence. Suspecting foul play, Odelia is set to unravel her friend's dying. Odelia's look for the reality takes her from southern California strip department stores to the area of stay web-cam porn to the ritzy enclave of Corona del Mar.


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"[Odelia] is an fascinating personality, a real counter opposed to stereotype, who demonstrates that existence will be strong, even in a global the place skinny is often in."―Booklist

"Balancing her expert talents as a paralegal along with her self-doubt as a sleuth, Odelia is without doubt one of the so much plausible beginner detectives in contemporary fiction. superbly plotted and punctiliously crafted, this can be a great begin to an exhilarating new sequence. Strongly recommended."―Library Journal

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"Sue Ann Jaffarian does a masterful task in growing the nature of a plus-size lady, with diverse colours of angst, humor, verve, and sensualness. when you get to grasp Odelia gray, you are going to love her. i do know I do."Naomi Hirahara, Edgar-winning writer of Snakeskin Shamisen
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"On one point, Too mammoth To Miss is a vintage, fast moving secret; on one other, it is a passport right into a global we both inhabit or dwell next-door to, yet hardly ever see in renowned fiction. Sue Ann Jaffarian breaks ideas and breaks floor, with humor, perception and compassion."―Harley Jane Kozak, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity Award profitable writer of Dating useless Men and Dating is Murder

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In Santa Paula. " Silence at the different finish. "I'm going to speak to Peter Olsen," I stated quick. "Sophie's ex-husband. " there has been a pause. I crammed it with a bit white lie. "I was once thinking about if there is whatever you would like me to invite him, whatever i'd now not have considered. " "Why did not you inform me you have been going? " he requested. "I could've long gone with you. " He sounded frightened. half me wanted I hadn't known as him. the opposite part desired to wait through the cut down in entrance of Olsen's enterprise till he came. "Odelia, you haven't any concept who you are facing.

I used to be struck instantly by means of how good-looking he was once together with his wavy salt-and-pepper hair and lovely but rugged face. He seemed like a middle-aged celeb; perhaps even the subsequent James Bond. one other guy stood subsequent to the Mercedes and had grabbed the door. He was once skinny and wiry and a few part a foot shorter than the opposite guy. He was once dressed well yet now not in expensive outfits. His face was once undeniable, his hair thinning. the 2 seemed in regards to the similar age. i did not recognize both. The shorter guy stood dealing with the opposite, his face distraught and contorted.

Her insolence slapped me tough. "No, omit, yet that is infrequently the purpose. " With a roll of her black covered eyes, she grew to become on her four-inch spiked excessive heels and strode away. My face grew to become as raspberry because the silk shirt I had simply sought after. With my head right down to cover my embarrassment, I left the shop and scurried again to my motor vehicle. as soon as within, I dropped my face into my cupped arms and broke into sobs of humiliation and private grief. This used to be precisely what Sophie fought opposed to. It used to be what she stood for.

Measurement DOES topic! It used to be all of the signal acknowledged. simply 3 phrases emblazoned throughout a gargantuan commercial for a brand new version activities application automobile; as though the rattling fuel guzzlers could not get any larger. with no a lot hassle, i discovered a parking spot close to front door of the marketplace. Turning off the engine, I smoothed the material of my solar costume throughout my considerable lap, and sat quietly within the motor vehicle to imagine. no longer concerning the groceries ready to be obtained, yet in regards to the 3 phrases now burned endlessly into my mind. dimension DOES subject!

Doug sighed. "Sophie London is survived through an ex-husband and one baby, a son. She by no means advised you? " We shook our heads in unison. It was once one other mystery she had now not shared. "She gave me her ex-husband's telephone quantity and handle whilst she signed the will," Doug stated, pulling a bit of yellow felony paper from the stack. surprised, I sat within the leather-based convention room chair like a bit of petrified wooden. A husband. A son. An grownup website. I had constantly assumed that Sophie, like me, had by no means been married. no longer stating the porn web site I understood.

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