Big Boned

Big Boned

A Heather Wells Mystery

Book - 2007
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The life of "plus-size ex-pop star turned Assistant Dormitory Director and sometime sleuth" Heather Wells is going well, except that another person is murdered on her territory, she may get a proposal she's not sure she wants, and she might have an opportunity to return to show business.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2007
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780060525132
Branch Call Number: FIC Cabot 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 280 p


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bwortman Mar 28, 2013

Enjoyable fun as ever. Heather's internal monologue while jogging always cracks me up every time I read this one and the mystery is pretty decent. Lots of relationships get tied up neatly and it's always fun to visit with all of Heather's pals at and around New York College.

Feb 24, 2013

Reminded me of the Shopaholic series. I did not find them as entertaining as the Sophie Kinsella books.

Aug 28, 2012

Heather Wells is back, and it seems for once, life is going well. Her math teacher has now become her boyfriend. Who cares if he is a vegetarian health nut, Heather is just happy he is interested in her. Her father is finally moving out and has a new business venture that he wants Heather to help him with. But when her new boss is found shot dead in his office, Heather's life is tossed into array.

After one of the graduate students is arrested for the crime, one of Heather's student employee begs her to find the real killer. Then other of her student contacts begin to "help" her investigate, the graduate students go on strike, taking security, maintenance and other unions with them. Meanwhile her landlord and crush, Cooper, is strictly forbidding her to play sleuth. It's enough to send a girl back for a second Dove bar. Can Heather find the real killer without getting shot herself.

This third (and most likely) thirds instalment in the Heather Wells series is quite possibly the best. Author Meg Cabot writes Heather as a sarcastic, aware plus sized woman who becomes more and more competent as the series goes on. You can't help but root for her. When you add in the rich secondary characters, like Magda and Pete and scenes like the "executive team build exercises" you have a book that is light, fun and will leave a smile on your face.

Jun 28, 2011

Could be a mystery and could be fiction. The protagonist is larger than some other girls and makes a show of it sometimes. The mystery and romance portion was fun to read.

Apr 10, 2011

Not my favourite of Meg Cabot's fiction, but a fun read. I wish the heroine didn't make so much of her weight, it's kind of annoying and I don't see why Meg couldn't have just left it as yes, she's a little chubby. All the oh-i-love-food-but-i'm-so-fat-waaah talk detracts from the story.

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