Big Boned

Big Boned

A Heather Wells Mystery

Book - 2007
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Life is reasonably rosy for plus-size ex-pop star turned Assistant Dormitory Director and sometime sleuth Heather Wells. Her freeloading ex-con dad is finally moving out. She still yearns for her hot landlord, Cooper Cartwright, but her relationship with "rebound beau," vigorous vegan math professor Tad Tocco, is more than satisfactory. Best of all, nobody has died lately in "Death Dorm," the aptly nicknamed student residence that Heather assistant-directs. Of course every silver lining ultimately has some black cloud attached. And when the latest murdered corpse to clutter up her jurisdiction turns out to be her exceedingly unlovable boss, Heather finds herself on the shortlist of prime suspects--along with the rabble-rousing boyfriend of her high-strung student assistant and an indecently handsome young campus minister who's been accused of taking liberties with certain girls' choir members.

With fame beckoning her back into show business (as the star of a new kids' show!) it's a really bad time to get wrapped up in another homicide. Plus Tad's been working himself up to ask her a Big Question, which Heather's not sure she has an answer for . . .

Publisher: New York : Avon, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060525132
0060525134
Characteristics: 280 p. ; 21 cm

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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.

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ljmyhre1
Feb 24, 2013

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

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Ubalstecha
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.

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Dramatical_Cats
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.

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BookishLady
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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