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Thugs and Kisses: An Odelia Grey Mystery by Sue Ann Jaffarian
Review by Sherry Lilley
MIDNIGHT INK Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780738710891
Date: 01 February 2008 List Price $13.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

Odelia's 30th high school reunion is here, and she's going with her friend, Detective Devin Frye, because Greg is home nursing a cold and Odelia is NOT going the reunion without a date. She could have taken her best friend, but Odelia wanted a date, sort of arm dressing to face down some not particularly pleasant high school memories. It is quite a shock to see the decorations at the reunion –- a repeat of her high school prom. Her high school prom is a night Odelia doesn't want to think about, much less repeat. And when Donny Oliver, the bane of her high school prom, turns up, Odelia is even less happy. When Donny is murdered at the prom, the murder makes the news, and Greg learns that Odelia went to the reunion with Devin, and didn't tell him. Greg is not amused.

From official release/information:

Book Description: With the class bully murdered at her 30th high school reunion and her boss, the annoying Michael Steele, missing, Odelia doesn't know which hole to poke her big nose into first. This decision is made for her as she's again swept into the action involving contract killers, tangled relationships, and fatal buyer's remorse. Throughout this adventure, Odelia deals with her on-again, off-again relationship with Greg and her attraction to detective Devon Frye.

Praise for Too Big to Miss:

"Id like to spend more time with Sue Ann Jaffarian's Odelia, a plus-size fat liberationist with a handsome, wheelchair-bound lover. ... [Odelia] does not hesitate to give justice a small, well-plotted forward shove at every opportunity." —The New York Times

"[Odelia] is an intriguing character, a true counter against stereotype, who demonstrates that life can be good, even in a world where thin is always in." —Booklist


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