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By Sue Ann Jaffarian
Is the "Holy Pail" cursed? each proprietor of the classic Chappy Wheeler lunchbox–a prototype in keeping with the Nineteen Forties television western–has died. And now Sterling rate, enterprise wealthy person and a consumer of Odelia Grey's legislation enterprise, has been fatally poisoned. Is it a twist of fate that Price's special lunch pail–worth over thirty grand–has disappeared on the comparable time?
Treading carefully considering the fact that a up to date run-in with a bullet, Odelia takes small bites of this juicy, calorie-free mystery–and is quickly starving for extra! Her examine finds a sixty-year-old unsolved homicide and Price's gold-digging ex-fiancée with married males wrapped round her breasts . . . uh, finger. combine in a shock marriage thought that sends an doubtful Odelia into chocolate sedation, and you have got an unruly recipe for scrumptious catastrophe.
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"I'd prefer to spend extra time with Sue Ann Jaffarian's Odelia."―The ny Times
"Plus-size paralegal Odelia gray will get greater than she bargained for while she accepts an strange reward from a favourite client...Jaffarian performs the formulation with finesse, retaining love difficulties firmly within the history whereas giving her heroine room to exploit her considerable wit and grit."―Kirkus Reviews
"Jaffarian deals the superbly wrong substitute for readers unwell and uninterested in picture-perfect characters." ―Booklist
"Odelia gray is a keeper."―Library Journal
"Jaffarian's writing is sharp and sassy–like her protagonist–and she understands find out how to maintain the suspense high."―Mystery Scene
"I have loved either books within the sequence. Odelia is a inventive lady, and that i did not chafe at her novice sleuthing. The booklet has an encouraged cookie recipe."―Deadly Pleasures
"Even larger than her first...a significant hoot!"―Thomas B. Sawyer, bestselling writer of The Sixteenth Man, former head writer/producer of Murder, She Wrote
"Odelia grey is a superb addition to the secret style, a sensible, humorous, attractive plus-size heroine who takes readers on a plus-size journey. You root for her, snort together with her and cheer at her final triumph. If I have been in difficulty, i might wish Odelia on my side."―Denise Hamilton, Edgar and Willa Cather Award-finalist and nationwide bestselling writer of Prisoner of Memory
"More enjoyable than a lunch pail packed with plump paralegals, The Curse of the Holy Pail is a story as bouncy as its bodacious protagonist."―Bill Fitzhugh, writer of Highway 61 and Resurfaced
"With a mythical curse, a probably murderous little individual, ruthless heirs, [and] charismatic thugs... a full of life caper that would preserve you guessing correct until eventually the end."―Kris Neri, award-winning writer of the Tracy Eaton mysteries
"A humorous learn, with off the wall characters, a twisty plot and never a surplus calorie available. Recommended." ―Bookbitch.com
"Well written and properly paced, this can be a strong seashore or plane read."―Cycling.Finial.com
"Big girls of the area, dangle directly to your hats, you are going to love Sue Ann Jaffarian's plus-sized Odelia gray, beginner sleuth. this can be humorous, horny, romantic, you identify it, all wrapped up in a single nice mystery."―Cozylibrary.com
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As soon as i used to be status, I allowed Willie to guide me again towards the couch. I clutched my gurgling center with one arm. Enrique softly acknowledged anything in Spanish. I stuck the note cojones someplace within the combine. Willie seated himself at the espresso desk without delay in entrance of me. He took my fingers. I appeared down at them, yet did not jerk away. I nonetheless was once unsure what was once anticipated of me-not yes what i wished to do or think. Willie and Enrique have been the lads who had vandalized Woobie and clubbed Steele into unconsciousness. they'd violated my domestic and damaged into my motor vehicle. They have been trying to find the Holy Pail. They inspiration I had it. i needed to head domestic, lock the door, and never pop out until eventually Greg again and coaxed me out with a cookie, like I occasionally appeal to Seamus out from lower than the mattress with a tuna-flavored deal with. "Odelia, examine me," Willie stated softly. Obediently, I raised my face to his. "I promise you, we did not suggest to harm that lawyer. We suggestion where was once empty. He took us suddenly and, good, issues occurred. We additionally don't need to harm you. " I lifted a finger to the spot the place the gun have been and rubbed it thoughtfully. i used to be taking a look into the eyes of a felony and desired to think he wasn't a thug or a killer. someone must have a few redeeming traits, can not he? "It's true," he endured, "we are searhing for the lunchbox. We have been advised you or anyone on your workplace had it. " "By who? " I requested, absolutely bewildered. "Who did you check with? Who may say any such factor? was once it Carmen? the girl you spoke to in the event you left your quantity? " "No," he acknowledged, shaking his head. "That previous biddy did not say something. simply took my quantity and stated somebody could name. while it used to be you who referred to as, i used to be certain our informant was once right. " My eyes bore into his. "We paid anyone for the information," he confessed. "When I first heard approximately Sterling's homicide, I contacted one of many staff there, anyone pointed out within the newspaper, and pumped her. while I requested her who she proposal had the field, she gave your identify correct off. stated Sterling gave it to you the day he used to be murdered. " "Sterling did ship me a lunchbox that day," I instructed him. "A Zorro field. " "We came across that during your place of work. " Willie stood up and bought himself one other cigarette. "Originally, i presumed she may need it-the person who gave us your identify. and perhaps she does. She was once one of many few those that had a chance to snatch the field among your stopover at and Sterling's demise. yet I provided her loads of funds for it. She acknowledged she did not have it, did not recognize whatever approximately it. My own opinion is if she did have it, she could have passed it off like a scorching potato rather than attempting to touch one other purchaser. She turns out a frightened kind, and that field is not going to be effortless to promote. " "Unless she'd already bought it," I stated. He shrugged. "Could be, yet i don't believe so. i feel she may have confessed if she had, if basically to get Enrique right here off her again. " I checked out Enrique. He stood motionless in entrance of the door, like an Aztec god guarding a temple.